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Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyPart of Economic, Social and Political Science

Research Clusters

There are seven research clusters in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. They reflect the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the research in the Department and some of the clusters are linked to other research teams and initiatives across the Faculty and University.

Work and Organisations cluster

WORK AND ORGANISATIONS

Our research is internationally renowned, examining a range of cutting-edge issues in the sociology of work and organisations to inform local, national and international level debate and policy.

Digital Technologies cluster

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Members of the cluster are involved in cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research which brings together diverse disciplines from the field of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) studies.

Policing and criminal justice

POLICING AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This inter-disciplinary group seeks to broaden the parameters of policing and criminal justice research, reaching across institutions, the public sector and business to encourage collaborative working.

migrations

MIGRATION

How to explain, understand and act on the social, cultural and political consequences of mobility and movement for sending and receiving regions and countries is one of the major contemporary challenges.

families and life course

FAMILIES AND THE LIFE COURSE

This cluster supports, promotes, shares and facilitates collaborations on research relating to families and the life course.

research method

RESEARCH METHODS

The Research Methods cluster is primarily concerned with methods themselves, regardless of discipline or substantive interests.

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