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IoC Sunken Garden Mural

The Mural was commissioned to mark the Institute Of Criminology’s 60th Anniversary since it was established by Professor Radzinowicz in 1959.

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UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

We were delighted to welcome Professor Ann Skelton to the Institute on Wednesday July 10th. Ann holds the UNESCO Chair in Education Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria and is a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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'Can Computer Files Cut Crime?'

David Edmonds examines how algorithms are used in our criminal justice system, from predicting future crime to helping decide who does and doesn’t go to prison.

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Merete Konnerup Awarded the 2019 Sir Robert Peel Medal

The 2019 Sir Robert Peel Medal will be awarded by Cambridge University’s Police Executive Programme to Merete Konnerup of the University College of Copenhagen. The Sir Robert Peel Medal is awarded annually for Outstanding Leadership in Evidence-Based Policing.

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The Institute of Criminology Features In Research Horizons

The Institute of Criminology Features In Research Horizons

The latest issue of Research Horizons focuses on research linked with our local region, the East of England. It introduces many of outstanding research and outreach activities carried out by our very own Institute of Criminology’s academics. We hope you will particularly enjoy this edition of Research Horizons.

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Dr Heather Strang Appointed As AEC President

Dr Heather Strang has been chosen to serve in 2019-2021 as the President of the Academy of Experimental Criminology, the international learned society founded in 1998 that sponsors the JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY as its official journal.

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Date Confirmed for the Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019

Date Confirmed for the Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019

The Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019 will take place on Tuesday 25th June. The conference will present key findings from the FAIR Study, alongside a range of expert contributors to the field of families and imprisonment.

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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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