Clarendon series

The Clarendon series

Outstanding work in all areas of criminology and criminal justice


The origin of the Clarendon series can be found when the Cambridge Institute of Criminology approached the Oxford University Press (OU) when coincidently OUP had opened up discussions with the Mannheim Centre to discuss a prospective series of criminology monographs. Encouraged by Richard Hart these two institutions engaged in a joint venture together with the Oxford Centre for Criminological Research.

The resulting Clarendon series superseded the Cambridge Studies in Criminology for many years edited by Sir Leon Radzinowicz. Each institution was to provide members of an editorial board and rotate the general editorship.

Editors of note

General editors have included Roger Hood, Alison Liebling, David Downs, Paul Rock, and Ian Loader. The current general editors are Loraine Gelsthorpe and Kyle Treiber, University of Cambridge.

The series aims to provide a platform for outstanding work in all areas of criminology and, criminal justice and particularly welcomes the research of new young scholars.

Series content

With some 80 titles in the series, topics cover a huge range. 

The first in the series was the study of Grendon therapeutic community. Grendon: A Study of a Therapeutic Prison by Elaine Genders and Elaine Player. Learn more

The latest is by Martin Innes and colleagues on neighborhood policing, Neighbourhood Policing: The Rise and Fall of a Policing Model. Learn more.

Full listing is searchable on OUP Clarendon Studies in Criminology.