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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Highlighting violence against women and girls in policing
04 May 2023
Other people's crimes - new research on our right to know
26 Apr 2023
Sperm donors tracked down by their children using DNA tests
12 Apr 2023
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