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2020 Nigel Walker Prize - winner announced
Black Lives Matter
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.
Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund COVID-19 Emergency Awards funding new collaborative research between the Institute of Criminology and the Department of Mental Health, University of Ghana
Professor Lawrence Sherman, Director of Research Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology in the Institute of Criminology, receives the 2020 August Vollmer Award
Violence Research Centre Covid-19 Research: 'Social Distancing in the Pandemic: Policing & Compliance' Webinar
New report published by the Wolfson Professor in Criminology, Manuel Eisner, on violence relating to the Covid-19 Pandemic
The implications of the pandemic for current and future violence trends are the topic of the report, 'Violence and the Pandemic: Urgent Questions for Research', by Professor Manuel Eisner and Professor Amy Nivette (Utrecht University).
Violence Research Centre Covid-19 Research: 'Crime in Times of the Pandemic. An Outline of Research Issues' Webinar
Ellie Brown (PhD Student) awarded a Cambridge Society for the Application of Research Award
Ellie Brown, a final year PhD student, has recently been awarded one of this year's Cambridge Society for the Application of Research Awards for her research which seeks to understand the current use and experience of segregation (also known as solitary confinement) in English prisons.
Coronavirus guidance: advice for prospective students and offer holders
The University of Cambridge is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and recognise that its impact may create uncertainty for our offer holders and future students.
Professor Ben Crewe, Dr Susie Hulley, & Dr Serena Wright (Royal Holloway) new research project, ‘Long-term imprisonment from young adulthood II: a longitudinal follow-up’.
New research published: 'Offender trajectories, health and hospital admissions: relationships and risk factors in the longitudinal Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development'
Message from the Director about the closure of the Institute during the Covid-19 pandemic
Radio 4 Last Word; The pioneering criminologist and clinical scientist Donald West, who wrote a ground-breaking study of homosexuality in the 1950s... with Dr Adrian Grounds
Obituary: Professor Donald J. West
Book Launch: 'Life Imprisonment from Young Adulthood: Adaptation, Identity and Time'
Following the recent publication of their new book, 'Life Imprisonment from Young Adulthood: Adaptation, Identity and Time', Professor Ben Crewe, Dr Susie Hulley, and Dr Serena Wright recently took part in a Q&A Session hosted by Professor Alison Liebling from the Prison Research Centre.
Professor Donald J. West
The Institute is very sad to report the death of Professor Donald West, MD, LittD, FRCPsych, who died 31st January, 2020, age 95. Professor West spent most of his academic career at the Institute of Criminology although he originally trained as a psychiatrist. His work covered Clinical Criminology, Parapsychology, and Psychology. The famous Cambridge longitudinal Delinquency Study was originally directed by Donald West, with Professor David Farrington becoming the Director of the study in 1969.
BBC report on research that police patrols at Underground stations in London helps reduce crime
Research presented in a paper co-authored by Dr Barak Ariel (Institute of Criminology), Professor Lawrence Sherman (Institute of Criminology), and Mark Newton suggests that four 15-minute patrols per day at crime hot spots on the London Underground created a "phantom effect" lowering crime throughout the day.
Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe particpates in a BBC Radio 4 Postive Thinking discussion
A Message from the Director of the Institute of Criminology
Statement from the Institute of Criminology following the incident at London Bridge on Friday 29 November 2019
2019 Prisons Research Centre - Annual Research Conference
On Thursday 17 - Friday 18 October the Prisons Research Centre held their annual research conference: 'Values, methods and quality in prisons research: developing deep structures of practice'.
The Reducing Crime podcast - Lawrence Sherman talks with Jerry Ratcliffe
Lawrence Sherman and Jerry Ratcliffe discuss the right questions to ask about algorithms in policing.
Beccaria Gold Medal awarded to Friedrich Lösel
The Institute at the University's Postgraduate Open Day - Friday 1 November
Festival of Ideas - 'Finding Shelter, Defining Shelter': Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement
Paolo Campana discusses the issue of people smuggling on BBC 5 Live
2019 Criminology Day
On 11 October 2019 the Institute hosted it's annual Criminology Day, to showcase the research going on in the Institute to current members, new students and other members of the University interested in the work of the Institute.
2019 Prisons Research Centre - Annual Research Conference
On Thursday 17 - Friday 18 October the Prisons Research Centre held their annual research conference: 'Values, methods and quality in prisons research: developing deep structures of practice'.
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.
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.