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Learning Together Conference

last modified Jun 13, 2016 11:34 AM
On 12 and 13 May 2016, Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong hosted a two day conference on Learning Together.

On 12 and 13 May 2016, Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong hosted a two day conference that brought together 120 criminal justice practitioners, academics and policy stakeholders to explore how universities and criminal justice organisations can work in educational partnership in ways that help both institutions better capacitate individuals to achieve social good. Day 1 of the event was held in HMP Grendon and was an opportunity to think together about the transformative potential of education and experience Learning Together ‘in action’. The day was led by Learning Together graduates who delivered an interactive lecture and facilitated small group discussion. Day 2 was held at the Old Divinity School in St John’s College, Cambridge.

See a recent article on Learning Together here.

Prisons Research at Cambridge University

The Prisons Research Centre (PRC) was founded in 2000, under the Directorship of Professor Alison Liebling. The Centre has received funding from a wide range of sources, including the Prison Service/NOMS, the Nuffield Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the ESRC, KPMG, the Home Office and UKDS (now Kalyx).

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.

You can read more about the latest projects in our Annual Reports.