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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Sociologist receives €2.75M to research integration of third-generation migrants
31 Jan 2023
University community recognised in New Year Honours
12 Jan 2023
International survey identifies key areas for organisations to strengthen research integrity
10 Jan 2023
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