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'Murder map’ reveals medieval London’s meanest streets

'Murder map’ reveals medieval London’s meanest streets

University of Cambridge criminologist Professor Manuel Eisner has plotted all cases of murder from the surviving rolls – covering the years 1300 to 1340 – onto a digital map of the old city to show for the first time the ‘hot spots’ of lethal violence in medieval London. First digital map of 142 murders recorded by city coroner in early 1300s shows Cheapside and Cornhill were homicide ‘hot spots’, and Sundays held highest risk of violent death for medieval Londoners.

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safeguarding children in the secure estate

History shows abuse of children in custody will remain an ‘inherent risk’ – report

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Justice Service

Justice Service

In glorious autumn sunshine, the centre of Cambridge came to a standstill on Sunday morning to allow a huge procession from Trinity College to Great St Mary’s Church. The occasion was a service to celebrate and commemorate all those involved in preserving law and order and delivering justice in the county.

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12th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing

The Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge in association with the Society for Evidence Based Policing presents the 12th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing.

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Prisoners to get bursaries to study at Cambridge

Prisoners to get bursaries to study at Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is to launch its first bursaries for prisoners to study at the institution, under an initiative that could ultimately lead to degrees being delivered behind bars. The four £5,000 bursaries, provided by Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education in partnership with the Longford Trust charity, will support serving or former prisoners to join other students on courses that involve spending 14 days at the institute.

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Butler Trust Award Winners 2016-17

Butler Trust Award Winners 2016-17

AWARD WINNERS 2016-17: Ruth and Amy, from Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology and Faculty of Law, respectively, win an Award for pioneering ‘Learning Together’, bringing together prisoners, university students and academics, to learn with and from one another. The initiative, which began with Cambridge and HMP Grendon, now includes a number of prisons and universities across the country.

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Professor Per-Olof Wikström Hon PhD

Professor Per-Olof Wikström Hon PhD

On 19 January 2017 Professor Per-Olof Wikström received an honorary doctorate from the National University El Distancia in Madrid. This honour is awarded to those professionals who, due to their ability and personal and professional career, with national and international recognition, excel in the fields of science, technology, culture, teaching, research or any of the professional areas that provide value to society. (Photograph courtesy of the National University El Distancia, Madrid.)

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Professor David P. Farrington to receive the John Paul Scott Award for aggression research

Professor David P. Farrington to receive the John Paul Scott Award for aggression research

David P. Farrington, Professor Emeritus of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, has been selected to receive the John Paul Scott Award of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA).

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A faculty for freedom: Criminology students could help reform policy

"The more we study and understand people smuggling and the complex networks of criminals that surround it, the more effective the solutions will be".

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Child Protection in the Secure Estate in England and Wales 1960-2016

Loraine Gelsthorpe, Ben Jarman and Caroline Lanskey have joined forces with historians Lucy Delap (Cambridge) and Louise Jackson (Edinburgh) to investigate the historical and contemporary contexts that shaped approaches to child protection in the secure estate in England and Wales between 1960 and 2016.

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Professor Lawrence Sherman has been awarded a Wilbur Cross Medal

Professor Lawrence Sherman has been awarded a Wilbur Cross Medal

Professor Lawrence Sherman has been awarded a Wilbur Cross Medal by Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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