Department of Sociology and Criminology


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Exploring our social world

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is frequently featured in the media. Our leading academics and inquisitive students research some of the most challenging questions facing our society.

We've asked why the Victorians were better at rehabilitating child offenders than we are, what the effect of ethnic and racial harassment has on a victim’s mental health, and what can be done to improve the treatment of women in our criminal justice system.

Here you can view our latest news, blogs, social media feeds and stay up to date with the very latest developments from the Department. 


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Latest news
Essex expert helps draft UN human rights standards for policing of protests
02 May 2024
Essex Rebels competing for national crown this weekend
04 Apr 2024
Employer partnership shortlisted for national award
04 Apr 2024
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