Department of Sociology


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Exploring our social world

We're a department of leading academics and inquisitive students.

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. You can keep up-to-date with our latest developments and current activities by our staff and students. 

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Stereotypes about Chinese international students are mistaken new study finds
10 Oct 2018
Book your place at the biggest celebration of social science
09 Oct 2018
Student reflects on how her time at Essex helped shape her future
23 Aug 2018