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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Social Sciences and Law in top 50 in world rankings
04 Oct 2017
ESRC Festival of Social Science
29 Sep 2017
Essex moves into global top 300
05 Sep 2017