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Read more at: Emeritus Professor Lawrence Sherman appointed as CSO to the Metropolitan Police

Emeritus Professor Lawrence Sherman appointed as CSO to the Metropolitan Police

27 September 2022

We are delighted at the recent appointment of Emeritus Professor Lawrence Sherman as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) to the Metropolitan Police and advisor to the Board. More information can be found here . professor-lawrence-sherman.jpg


Read more at: New academic appointments at the Institute

New academic appointments at the Institute

15 July 2022

We are pleased to announce the following new academic appointments: Dr Charles Lanfear (currently a Research Fellow at Nuffield College) will be joining the Institute on 1 September 2022 as a University Assistant Professor. Dr Arushi Garg (currently a lecturer at Sheffield University Law School) will be joining the Institute on 1 October 2022, as a University Assistant Professor. garg_arushi_250x250.jpg Professor Leo Zaibert (currently William D. Williams Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Humanities at Union College, Schenectady, NY) will be joining the Institute on 1 September 2022 as the new Andreas von Hirsch Chair in Penal Theory and Ethics zaibert_leo_250x250.jpg


Read more at: Research strength in numbers - The REF 2021 results

Research strength in numbers - The REF 2021 results

12 May 2022

logo_ref.png The Faculty of Law and Institute of Criminology are pleased to announce the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, which are published today. Reflecting our collective size and outstanding research strength across all fields of legal and criminological inquiry, 225 individual pieces of...


Read more at: David Weisburd to receive the 2022 Sir Robert Peel Medal

David Weisburd to receive the 2022 Sir Robert Peel Medal

10 May 2022

Professor David Weisburd of George Mason University and Hebrew University, Jerusalem has been selected by the Cambridge University Police Executive Program as the tenth winner of the Sir Robert Peel Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Evidence-Based Policing . As the first university professor to receive the award, he will...


Read more at: Nigel Walker Prize 2022 - winner announced

Nigel Walker Prize 2022 - winner announced

6 May 2022

The members of the selection committee for the annual Nigel Walker Prize , have awarded this year’s prize to: Dr Bethany Schmidt , a member of the Prisons Research Centre for her PhD: ‘ Democratising Democracy: Reimagining Prisoners as Active Citizens Through Participatory Governance ’. The Nigel Walker Prize is awarded...


Read more at: Institute welcomes a delegation from the Swiss Police Institute

Institute welcomes a delegation from the Swiss Police Institute

27 April 2022

swiss_institute_visit_-_april_2022_590x288.jpg A delegation of the Swiss Police Institute visited the Institute of Criminology on 26 April to gain insight into the Institute's Police MSt programmes: MSt in Applied Criminology and Police (Police Executive Programme) and MSt in Applied Criminology and Police Management (...


Read more at: Anthony Bottoms Festschrift Book Launch

Anthony Bottoms Festschrift Book Launch

14 March 2022

On Thursday 10 March the Institute hosted a book launch to celebrate the work of Professor Anthony Edward Bottoms and the publication of: Liebling, A., Shapland, J. Sparks, R. & Tankebe, J. (eds.) (2022) Crime Justice and Social Order. Essays in Honour of A. E. Bottoms . Clarendon Studies in Criminology. Oxford...


Read more at: Applications are now invited for the Andreas von Hirsch Professorship of Penal Theory and Ethics

Applications are now invited for the Andreas von Hirsch Professorship of Penal Theory and Ethics

12 November 2021

The Board of Electors to the Andreas von Hirsch Professorship of Penal Theory and Ethics invite applications for this Professorship within the Institute of Criminology, to take up appointment on 1 May 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates will have an outstanding research record and an international reputation...


Read more at: Manuel López-Rey Graduate Prize 2020-21 announced

Manuel López-Rey Graduate Prize 2020-21 announced

11 October 2021

The Institute is pleased to announce the Manuel López-Rey Graduate Prize 2020-21 has been awarded to Jessica Krüger . The following students have been named ' proxime accesserunt ': Lotta Van der Meulen, Nicholas Goldrosen and Sophie Philip. This prize is awarded annually for the best performance on the MPhil programme. We...


Read more at: Research undertaken by MSt in Applied Criminology and Police Management students demonstrates that just 15-minutes a day on foot patrol reduces serious violence in crime 'hot spots'.
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Research undertaken by MSt in Applied Criminology and Police Management students demonstrates that just 15-minutes a day on foot patrol reduces serious violence in crime 'hot spots'.

21 September 2021

Two new experiments undertaken by Cambridge University MSt in Applied Criminology and Police Management students found major reductions in violent crime on days when police conducted just one 15-minute foot patrol. Both studies were done independently under Cambridge academics’ guidance by police in Southend, Essex and...