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Prisons Research Centre

 

2020


Auty, K. and Liebling, A. (2020) 'Exploring the Relationship between Prison Social Climate and Reoffending', Justice Quarterly 37(2): 358-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2018.1538421

Brown, E. (2020) 'A systematic review of the effects of prison segregation', Aggression and Violent Behaviorhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2020.101389 

Crewe, B. (2020) 'The depth of imprisonment', Punishment & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/1462474520952153

Crewe, B. and Ievins, A. (2020) 'Tightness, recognition and penal power', Punishment & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1462474520928115

Bickers, I., Crewe, B., and Mitchell, R. (2020) 'Offender Supervision, Prisoners and Procedural Justice', The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice 58(4): 477-495. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12343

Henriksen, A.K. and Schliehe, A. (2020) 'Ethnography of young people in confinement – on subjectivity, positionality and situated ethics in closed space', Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120904873  

Ievins, A. (2020) ''Perfectly individualized and constantly visible'? Lateral tightness in a prison holding men convicted of sex offences', Incarceration: An international journal of imprisonment, detention and coercive confinement. https://doi.org/10.1177/2632666320936433

Jarman, B. (2020) 'Only one way to swim? The offence and the life course in accounts of adaptation to life imprisonment', British Journal of Criminologyhttps://doi.org/10/ggs23w

Jewkes, Y. and Laws, B. (in press). 'Liminality revisited: mapping the emotional adaptations of women in carceral space', Punishment & Society https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1462474520959623

Laursen, J., Mjåland, K. and Crewe, B. (2020) '"It's Like a Sentence Before the Sentence": Exploring the Pains and Possibilities of Waiting for Imprisonment', British Journal of Criminology 60(2): 363-381. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azz042

Laws, B. (2020) 'Reimaging 'the self' in criminology: Transcendence, unconscious states and the limits of narrative criminology', Theoretical Criminologyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1362480620919102

Laws, B. and Lieber E. (2020) 'King, Warrior, Magician & Lover: Understanding expressions of care among male prisoners', European Journal of Criminologyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1477370819896207

Liebling, A., Johnsen, B., Schmidt, B.E., Rokkan, T., Beyens, K., Boone, M., Kox, K. and Vanhouche, A.S. (2020) 'Where two 'exceptional' prison cultures meet: Negotiating order in a transnational prison'. British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa047

Liebling, A., Williams, R. and Lieber, E. (2020) 'More Mind Games: How 'The Action' and 'The Odds' have Changed in Prison', British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa046

Young, T., Hulley, S. and Pritchard, G. (2020) 'A "Good Job" in Difficult Conditions: Detectives' Reflections, Decisions and Discriminations in the Context of 'Joint Enterprise'', Theoretical Criminology 24(3): 461-481. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480620907592


2019


Auty, K., (2019). Meditation in Prison in M. Farias, D. Brazier & M. Lalljee, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Meditation, Oxford: OUP.

Auty, K., (2019). Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Criminal Justice System in H. Graham, F. McNeill, P. Raynor, F. Taxman, C. Trotter, & P. Ugwudike,. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice. London: Routledge.

Crewe, B. and Ievins, A. (2019) The prison as a reinventive institution. Theoretical Criminology, 1-22, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1362480619841900

Bickers, I., Crewe, B., and Mitchell, R. (2019) Offender Supervision, Prisoners and Procedural Justice. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12343

Hulley, S., Crewe, B. and Wright, S. (2019) Making sense of ‘Joint Enterprise’ for murder: legal legitimacy or instrumental acquiescence? British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azz034

Ievins, A. (2019) 'Finding victims in the narratives of men convicted of sex offences?', in J. Fleetwood, L. Presser, S. Sandberg & T. Ugelvik (eds.) Doing Narrative Criminology. Bingley: Emerald.

Ievins, A. (2019) 'Prison officers, professionalism and moral judgement', in N. Blagden, B. Winder, K. Hocken, R. Lievesley, P. Banyard & H. Elliott (eds). Sexual Crime and the Experience of Imprisonment. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 85-108.

Jarman, B. and Lanskey, C. (2019). ‘A Poor Prospect Indeed’: The state’s disavowal of child abuse victims in youth custody, 1960–1990’. Societies 9 (2): 27. 

Jefferson, A.M. and Schmidt, B.E. (2019) ‘Concealment and revelation as bureaucratic and ethnographic practice: Lessons from Tunisian prisons’, Critique of Anthropology 39(2): 155-171.

Liebling, A., Laws, B., Lieber, E., Auty, K., Schmidt, B. E., Crewe, B., Gardom, J., Kant, D., Morey, M. (2019) 'Are Hope and Possibility Achievable in Prison?', The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice 58(1), 104-126. 

Liebling, A., Skar, M., Lokdam, N., Muriqi, A., Haliti, D., Rushiti, F., & Modvig, J. (2019) ‘Quality of prison life, violence and mental health in Dubrava prison’. International Journal of Prisoner Health 15(3).

Schmidt, B.E. (2019) ‘La voz de los internos’ (‘The Prisoner’s Voice’), Revista de Criminología, Instituto de Criminología, Servicio Penitenciario Federal, Argentina 5: 105-124. 

 

 

 

 

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.