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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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

24 May 2018

Is anthropology legal?*

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.

18 April 2018

Windrush generation is not alone – children of EU-born citizens could be next

Dr Nando Sigona writes for The Conversation: When freedom of movement is revoked, legal migrants are suddenly asked to prove they have the right to reside. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called "Windrush generation", in the face of mounting pressure from MPs and the wider public.

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