Exploring our social world

The Department of Sociology 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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Prize for research on gossip that makes you laugh as well as think
26 Sep 2022
Does education really change attitudes towards minorities?
22 Sep 2022
Professor celebrates supervising two generations of PhD student
28 Jul 2022
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