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Read more at: Research study finds that young people who experience bullying are more likely to fantasise about committing acts of violence

Research study finds that young people who experience bullying are more likely to fantasise about committing acts of violence

28 April 2021

A research study team, led by Professor Manuel Eisner (Director of the Violence Research Centre ), suggests that bullied young people are more likely to fantasise about violent acts. The teams work, and subsequent research paper written by Manuel Eisner, Margit Averdijk, Daniela Kaiser, Aja L. Murray, Amy Nivette, Lilly...


Read more at: Professor Ben Crewe interviewed for BBC Radio 4 programme Thinking Allowed

Professor Ben Crewe interviewed for BBC Radio 4 programme Thinking Allowed

20 April 2021

Professor Ben Crewe has been interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 programme Thinking Allowed on life-imprisonment, based on the book he co-wrote with Dr Susie Hulley and Dr Serena Wright, on life imprisonment from young adulthood. The programme will be broadcast on Wednesday 21 April at 4.00pm, and is now available to listen to...


Read more at: Professor Lawrence Sherman appointed by the US National Academies of Sciences to chair an 18 month project on 'Evidence to Advance Reform in the Global Security and Justice Sectors'
Professor Lawrence  Sherman

Professor Lawrence Sherman appointed by the US National Academies of Sciences to chair an 18 month project on 'Evidence to Advance Reform in the Global Security and Justice Sectors'

9 February 2021

We are pleased to report that the US National Academies of Sciences have invited Professor Lawrence Sherman to chair an 18 month project: Evidence to Advance Reform in the Global Security and Justice Sectors , on global security benefits of training and consultation to enhance police fairness and effectiveness. This...


Read more at: New research: Racial Disparities in Homicide Victimisation Rates: How to Improve Transparency by the Office of National Statistics in England and Wales

New research: Racial Disparities in Homicide Victimisation Rates: How to Improve Transparency by the Office of National Statistics in England and Wales

23 November 2020

New research conducted by Sumit Kumar, Professor Lawrence Sherman and Dr Heather Strang , which was recently published in the article, ' Racial Disparities in Homicide Victimisation Rates: How to Improve Transparency by the Office of National Statistics in England and Wales' , in the Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based...


Read more at: 2020 Criminology Day

2020 Criminology Day

13 October 2020

On Friday 9 October, bringing to a close the new students Induction week, the Institute hosted its annual Criminology Day. This year the Institute hosted a socially distanced exhibition of Criminology Research and Project Posters from the Institute's Research Centres, staff and current PhD students. New and current members...


Read more at: Dr Matthew Bland and Dr Barak Ariel's new book: 'Targeting Domestic Abuse with Police Data'
Dr Matthew Bland and Dr Barak Ariel's new book: 'Targeting Domestic Abuse with Police Data'

Dr Matthew Bland and Dr Barak Ariel's new book: 'Targeting Domestic Abuse with Police Data'

1 October 2020

Dr Matt Bland and Dr Barak Ariel' s new book: ' Targeting Domestic Abuse with Police Data ' has been published today by Springer. Introduction taken from the book: 'This book explores the potential of domestic abuse data to assess the level of harm caused to victims and the amount of resources required to respond to it...


Read more at: A message from the Director for the start of Michaelmas Term

A message from the Director for the start of Michaelmas Term

25 September 2020

Dear Cambridge Institute of Criminology students, visitors, alumni and friends, The beginning of the new academic year is always an exciting time and long anticipated milestone for some who arrive in Cambridge for the very first time. This coming term will be unlike any other staff and students have ever experienced, and...


Read more at: New research: Detecting Modern Slavery on Cannabis Farms: The Challenges of Evidence

New research: Detecting Modern Slavery on Cannabis Farms: The Challenges of Evidence

16 September 2020

Adam Ramiz, an MSt student at the Institute of Criminology, recently published an article in the Cambridge Journal of Evidenced-Based Policing : ‘ Detecting Modern Slavery on Cannabis Farms: The Challenges of Evidence’ . This research suggests that those arrested in houses where cannabis is illegally grown in bulk (in the...


Read more at: 2020 Nigel Walker Prize - winner announced

2020 Nigel Walker Prize - winner announced

7 July 2020

The members of the selection committee for the annual Nigel Walker Prize, for distinctive scholarly contribution to the field of Criminology, have awarded this year’s prize to Dr Beth Hardie . This is a prize (organised by the Resources and Planning Committee of the Institute) awarded on an annual basis to a PhD student...


Read more at: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

15 June 2020

The tragedy of the killing of unarmed George Floyd by the police in Minneapolis has reminded us all too painfully that Black Lives Matter, not only in America, but here in Cambridge too.