Research in the Social Sciences covers core areas in sociology, criminology and police studies.
Particular areas of expertise currently include the sociology of education and cultural issues related to policing and criminality.
All our research is underpinned by a commitment to ethical practice. Read more information on research ethics.
Staff research interests
The intersection of sociology and social policy with the concepts of wickedity and tameness, especially with respect to education.
Cultural criminology, in particular the cultural consumption of crime, such as crime museums and representations of crime in popular culture.
Gender and cultural issues in the police service.
Social and criminological theory, psychoanalysis, financial markets, and automation technology.
Public aesthetics and graffiti culture.
Miscarriages of justice and injustices relating to animal crimes.
Inequalities in health, occupational and family outcomes.
‘Spectacular justice’ and the media representation of criminal cases as public dramas.
Popular culture (especially video game culture), spatial sociology, death and social theory.
Restorative justice; policing; alcohol and drugs; sex work.