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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Latest news
Essex researcher selected as a finalist for a national science writing competition
02 Apr 2019
Brexit could destroy Gibraltar’s Britishness argues new book
28 Mar 2019
Artist-in-residence to use Essex social science research as inspiration for new work
20 Mar 2019