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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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
safeguarding children in the secure estate
History shows abuse of children in custody will remain an ‘inherent risk’ – report
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.
12th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing.
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.
A new assessment of the state of the evidence on Out of Court Disposals
Leaving Prisons in Faith; four people of faith prepare to leave prison and hope to rebuild their lives in the community.
Professor David P. Farrington to receive the 2018 Herbert Bloch Award
Dr Paolo Campana runner-up at the CUSU Student-Led Teaching Awards (Postgraduate Supervisor)
Korea Correctional Service delegation visits Institute
Professor Alison Liebling elected as a Fellow of the British Academy
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.