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Institute of Criminology

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Current Research Projects

The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD)

The CSDD has followed up 411 London males who were aged 8-9 in 1961-62. Nine personal interviews with the males have been completed. It is planned to carry out a tenth interview directed by Prof Darrick Jolliffe.

'A good life in prison?’ Everyday ethics in a prison holding young men

Moral rules, social science and forms of order in prison

Prisoner Emotions at the Margins: Understanding the pathways to destruction and healing among prisoners in solitary confinement

Life imprisonment from young adulthood: a longitudinal follow-up study

Exploring the Quality of Prison Life in Tunisia

Inspiring Futures

Deaths under community Supervision

With colleagues Jake Phillips (Reader, Sheffield Hallam University, and former PhD student at the Institute) and Professor Nicky Padfield (Faculty of Law), Loraine Gelsthorpe continues to investigate deaths under community supervision.  Deaths in police custody and deaths in prison custody have received a lot of attention over the years, but deaths under community supervision much less so.  Their publications include:

    Zurich Project on the Social Development from Childhood to Adulthood

    The São Paulo Project on the Social Development of Children

    Evidence for Better Lives Study (EBLS)

    Covid-19 and the Psychological Wellbeing of Police Officers and Health Workers in Ghana

    The i-Gov Project: Illegal Governance of Markets and Communities

    Crime & Networks Group

    Ethical Failures in Policing

    Crime During the Covid-19 Crisis: A Global Analysis

    London medieval Murder Map

      Mental Health Challenges and Compromised Quality of Life among Offenders

      Legitimacy and Counter-terrorism Policing

      Neurogenetics and Differential Susceptibility to Criminogenic Social Environments

      The Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adulthood Development Study (PADS+)

      Situational Action Theory (Its development and refinement)