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Gender and the pains of long life imprisonment

last modified Feb 04, 2016 02:34 PM
Dr Serena Wright, Dr Ben Crewe and Dr Susie Hulley's latest article for Prison Watch UK.

Dr Wright, Dr Crewe and Dr Hully interviewed 19 women who were serving life sentences with tariffs of 15 years or more, given to them when aged 25 and under. You can read more about their findings here.  

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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.