Department of Criminology organises event to celebrate thirty years of quantitative criminology at Manchester

An event to celebrate the legacy of quantitative criminological scholarship in Manchester.

On Wednesday, 20 March 2024, The University of Manchester will host an event to mark three decades of quantitative criminology research in Manchester. 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 highlight the problem of multiple victimisation.

The event will feature the participation of several former members of this group, including Profs Ken Pease, Denise Osborn, Andromachi Tseloni and Graham Farrell, and Drs Tim Hope and Rob Elder.

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

This event is organized by the Department of Criminology of The University of Manchester, in collaboration with the Department of Economics and the UoM Bicentennial Team, underscoring its significance within The University of Manchester’s history.

The event is free to attend, but previous registration is required. Those interested can register to attend via Eventbrite. The organisation also offers four ’Alan Trickett bursaries’ for Early Career Researchers based in the UK to attend this event.

Join us on Wednesday, 20 March 2024, as we celebrate 30 years of quantitative criminology research in Manchester and contemplate the future of this ever-evolving discipline.