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Prof. Alison Liebling presents evidence to Justice Committee

last modified Jan 20, 2017 11:57 AM
Prof. Alison Liebling presented evidence to the Justice Committee inquiry into prison reform.

The Justice Committee held its first evidence session on its sub-inquiry into governor empowerment and prison performance, as part of its ongoing inquiry into prison reform on 18th January, 2017.

The video of this committee is available at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/justice-committee/news-parliament-20151/researchers-prison-reform-evidence-16-17/

Prisons Research at Cambridge University

The Cambridge Institute of Criminology Prisons Research Centre aims to provide a stimulating research environment in which a coherent strategy of high quality research can be pursued, and integration between funded and non-funded, and applied and theoretical projects can be facilitated. We investigate how prisons operate, socially, morally and operationally, how they are experienced, and the relationship between these moral and social qualities, and their effects.

Members of the PRC team carry out, individually and collectively, methodologically rigorous and theoretically relevant field-based studies addressing problems of human and social values, punishment practices, and the organisation and effects of aspects of prison life. We strive to forge links with other prisons researchers, scholars in the broader fields of criminology and sociology, and with practitioners. Our vision is to develop a rigorous and person-centred model of social inquiry.