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
National award for book on the American youth justice system
14 Jan 2020
New national prize named after Essex academic
19 Dec 2019
Ignorance should be no defence when things go wrong according to a new book
17 Dec 2019