Connected Lives Diverse Realities
We conduct sociological and criminological research that addresses real world issues, such as such as the digitalisation of society; racism; intersectionality; deviance, crime and criminal justice; violence; and policy development. We produce evidence and develop social theory about the connections among individuals, organisations, and communities and how these connections are shaped by geography, technologies, resources, perceptions, positionalities, and preferences. We also study how these connections shape individual and collective experiences. We have a wide range of methodological expertise, especially in combining of established and innovative methodologies, with specialist expertise in a range of qualitative approaches, quantitative and digital methods.
Our research directly informs policy making and service delivery, with a view to reducing social inequalities and enacting positive social change that makes a difference to individual’s lives.
Our research is organised into the following themes: