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The ‘Gentlemen’s Game’ – but only for certain Gentlemen?

By: Lewis Keenan, BSc Criminology and Sociology student Allegations within the last two years has led to public knowledge of the deep rooted and seemingly institutional racism within the structure of English cricket. The lack of diversity at…

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Social mobility or social wellbeing? Why it is time to change the social mobility narrative

By: Dr Louise Folkes, Lecturer in Social Sciences “Working-class people should aim ‘lower’ than Oxbridge, social mobility tsar to say” (Dixon, 2022) On 9th June, The Telegraph published an article with the headline above, deliberately inviting provocation and…

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See Something? Say Something! Child Criminal Exploitation Awareness

By: Angharad Davies, PhD student In 2021 5,468 referrals were made to the National Referral Mechanism[1] regarding Child Exploitation in the UK. 2,689 of those were made in relation to Child Criminal Exploitation. Home Office (2022) On March…

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“Thank you for the flowers, but I demand respect” (Kommersant, 2019): Why we still need International Women’s Day

By: Dr Louise Livesey, Senior Lecturer in Criminology There are a few ‘international days’ which I hold dear. But I am passionate about International Women’s Day (8th March)[1] alongside its end-of-year cousin, the UN Day for the Elimination…

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Creating hope for those in prison

By: Dr Susie Atherton, Senior Lecturer in Criminology Creating ‘hope’ within a prison setting may seem a strange and even futile endeavor, given that this is a population many deem unworthy of help, or unwilling to change. The…

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Hungry Britain: how austerity and stigma help explain the rise in food insecurity

By: Nikki Rodgers, BSc Criminology and Sociology student Around 10% of the British population is food insecure, meaning that they do not have reliable access to a sufficient amount of food. Although the UK government do not have…

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The Return of the Dual Burden – Home-schooling during Covid-19

By: Charlotte Dicks, BSc Criminology and Sociology student In understanding why women are mostly being left responsible for home schooling children during COVID-19 lockdowns, it can be useful to look at Hochschild’s theory of the dual burden. According…

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Brexit: An Illusion of Grandeur and the Influence of Social Exclusion

By: Cameron McKie, BA Sociology student Brexit. Arguably the most important and divisive decision most of the UK will have faced in their lives regarding British foreign policy. The issues surrounding the Brexit vote are as diverse as…

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All lives matter? The implications of feminism without intersectionality

By: Beth Gallacher, BSc Criminology and Sociology student In recent months, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained much more publicity than it originally had when it was founded in 2013 after Trayvon Martin, a young African American…

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Bauman and Fast Fashion

By: Claire Francombe, BA Sociology student In today’s society, a great amount of value is placed on products. Many theorists argue that we even value those around us differently based on what products they do or don’t have…

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