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Prof Alison Liebling’s interview with BBC Radio 4 on trust in prison

Prof Alison Liebling talked about trust in prison on the programme ‘Analysis: Trusting Inmates’ aired on BBC Radio 4.

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Learning Together Conference

Learning Together Conference

On 12 and 13 May 2016, Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong hosted a two day conference on Learning Together.

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Suicide Prevention Conference

Suicide Prevention Conference

Dr Amy Ludlow hosted a suicide prevention conference in HMP Altcourse.

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Gender and the pains of long life imprisonment

Gender and the pains of long life imprisonment

Dr Serena Wright, Dr Ben Crewe and Dr Susie Hulley's latest article for Prison Watch UK.

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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.