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Conceptualising and Measuring Moral Performance

last modified Apr 13, 2017 01:07 PM
Materials from a lecture given to M.St. students by Prof. Alison Liebling

 

Prof. Alison Liebling delivered a lecture to M.St. students in the Institute of Criminology outlining the approach to measuring the moral performance of prisons.

You can download the powerpoint slides from this lecture here.

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.