Research in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Research in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology is committed to both rigour and relevance. Our work makes an important contribution to both academic discussion and the worlds of policy, practice and public debate. 

Our research investigates issues at the heart of contemporary society: the gap between rich and poor, migration, crime and punishment, the impact of technology on our lives, gender inequality, racism and islamophobia. It examines a broad range of policy areas from citizenship, housing, poverty and inequality and the criminal justice system.

Our research strengths are located across 6 research themes and 3 internationally recognised research centres, as well as two research groups, Contemporary Philosophy of Technology and Housing and Communities.