Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Welcome to the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, we are a leading multi-disciplinary academic team committed to providing world-class research and innovative degree programmes. We deliver research led teaching with 66% of publications by our academic staff rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework. We are at the forefront of cutting edge social science research that informs and influences public debate.

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Posted 13 June 2018

Conceptualising Carcerality

Academics from the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham to speak at a BRIDGE Seedcorn funded workshop in Illinois

Posted 24 May 2018

Is anthropology legal?*

Have you been inundated with emails asking you to resubscribe to contact lists lately? That's the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The codes used to guide us are designed for data protection, marketing and social media – not anthropology. Dr Rachel Humphris writes om how the GDPR will force us to rethink how we go about our research.

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