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Turkey's Center for Prison Studies visited Prisons Research Centre

last modified Jun 15, 2016 11:22 AM
Turkey's Center for Prison Studies visited Prisons Research Centre on 25 May.

Turkey's Center for Prison Studies (TCPS) visited Prisons Research Centre and met with Prof Alison Liebling, Dr Ben Crewe, Bethany Schmidt and Ezgi Taboglu on 25 May 2016 as part of their study visit to the United Kingdom. TCPS works together with universities, academics and non governmental organisations for enhancing research on Turkish prisons. During our meeting, we talked about the work of PRC and TCPS, and thought together about ways of encouraging and improving prisons research in Turkey.

 

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.