The Department of Social Policy and Criminology is recognised nationally and internationally for its distinctive approach to teaching and research. A vibrant research culture, broadly drawing on critical constructivist approaches, is sustained through our commitment to producing scholarship and research publications of national and international significance that can act as a catalyst for and inform public dialogue on critical issues in social policy and criminology, from the global to the local and everyday. The interdisciplinary character of the department's research underpins the involvement of most of the staff's research in the faculty's Sociology (UoA 43) submission in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Many members of the department are actively involved in the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) (where we lead the research programmes of Families and Relationships, and Publics), and the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR). Research students are also encouraged to join these centres and to take an active part in the department’s supportive and collegial research culture.
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