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Institute of Criminology



The Centre's research programme is currently focused in three major areas:

  • One is restorative justice, through the multi-national efforts noted above. This includes its responsibility for the Campbell Collaboration's systematic review of the effects of face-to-face restorative justice on crime victims and offenders.
  • A second area of research is homicide prediction and prevention. This includes various initiatives with UK police and health agencies, as well as with Philadelphia's Adult Probation and Parole Department. The first paper of this project on forecasting homicide was published by the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A).
  • The third and most rapidly-growing area is the conduct of field experiments in collaboration with UK police agencies, led by the Greater Manchester Police in its TEST (Tactical Experiments and Strategic Testing Program)