Deputy Director of Prisons Research Centre, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Dr Ben Crewe is the Deputy Director of Prisons Research Centre in the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Director of the Institute's MSt Penology Programme. He studied sociology at Robinson College, Cambridge, London School of Economics, and the University of Essex. He has been at the Institute of Criminology since 2001, initially as a Nuffield Foundation New Career Development Fellow, and subsequently as a Senior Research Associate, before taking up his current roles.
Dr Crewe is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology, Palgrave Communications and the Prison Service Journal. He is an International Associate Board member of Punishment and Society, and recently co-edited a special issue of this journal (with Yvonne Jewkes) on 'The Pains of Imprisonment Revisited'. He is one of the series editors of Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology (with Yvonne Jewkes and Thomas Ugelvik) and is currently co-editing the second edition of the Handbook on Prisons (with Yvonne Jewkes and Jamie Bennett). He has been a member of the Perrie Lectures Committee since 2006, and is a member of the Howard League Research Advisory Group. He is currently external examiner for the University of Leicester's MSc Criminology courses.