Wednesday, 20 March 2024

Three Decades of Quantitative Criminology at Manchester

A tribute to the enduring legacy of quantitative criminological scholarship in Manchester.

Black and white picture of buildings in the University's Old Quad.

Key details

  • Date and time
    Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 10am to 4pm
  • Location

    Theatre B, Roscoe Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL

  • Intended audiences
    Alumni, General public, Staff, Students
  • Event type
    Talk / lecture
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Event description

The University of Manchester will host a special event to mark three decades of quantitative criminology research in Manchester – organised by the Department of Criminology in collaboration with the Department of Economics and the University’s Bicentenary Team.

This occasion serves as a tribute to the enduring legacy of quantitative criminological scholarship in Manchester, bringing together researchers who have significantly advanced the study of crime and deviance over the years.

In the 1990s, the Manchester Quantitative Criminology Group pioneered research employing the then-new British Crime Survey data linked with Census data to advance explanations of the distribution of crime and non-lethal victimisation across communities and to highlight the problem of multiple victimisation.

The event will feature the participation of several former members of this group. Following this era, researchers furthered the application of advanced quantitative methodologies to investigate areas such as offending, gangs and the geography of crime. And notably, in the early 2020s, a new generation of quantitative criminologists established the Reading Sessions in Quantitative Criminology.

This event will feature presentations from all three groups of quantitative criminologists at Manchester.

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