Blogs

4 Reasons to Study Policing

Policing is one of the words oldest professions, and an occupation that changes country to country, town to town, and even street to street!

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A Step Back: Trump’s Violent Environmental Policies

Despite being one of the greatest, if not the most significant threat that our planet faces, Trump's imprudent environ...

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Alcotraz - The hottest new place for wannabe inmates

Alcotraz is the latest quirky drinking location found at the heart of London’s iconic Brick Lane and below, a recent re...

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Micro and Macro harms of Neoliberalism through the lens of violent and structural crime

Day after day, the wider media issue reports on violent crimes, with a heavy focus on knife crime. 

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‘I didn’t realise it was already Halloween, freak”: Reflections of a Goth immersed in sociological deviance

Everyone has something they identify themselves with, it’s taught at the most basic level of sociology. 

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Winning Wars: The Myth of Technology

Technology has long played a part in the success and failure of military operations.

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Personal Sovereignty, or “He who makes a beast of himself…”

Much has been said recently about sovereignty; if the sloganeering chants that drove a majority of a population to vot...

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Myths and Small Margins: Lessons of Command from Operation Barbarossa

When society thinks of key moments in human history, we are often reminded of how so much can be decided by the smalle...

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Removing ‘No Outsiders’ school lessons is adding to LGBT people being targets for hate speech and violence

Ben Colliver argues there are ‘serious implications’ for children who are being denied access to the No Outsiders prog...

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Introducing the Desecuritising Higher Education Project at Birmingham City Univeristy

Looking into Prevent duty

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Four deadly planes and their legacy: Iraq 16 years after the invasion

Dr Lily Hamourtziadou and  Edwin Knapp look at the legacy of the Iraq war, 16 years after it started.

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What careers can you get into with a postgraduate psychology degree?

Psychology is an area of study that can open up many career doors for those graduating from postgraduate degrees.

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How YOU can get into psychology and criminology

Have you ever wondered how to switch disciplines at University? 

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The Dark ‘Flâneur’: Re-theorising Serial Murder through the Ultra-Realist Lens

How did a transient physical labourer whom was once noted as an aspiring and promising boxer come to hold the grizzly ...

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Raising Awareness of Coercive Control

Amidst the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, I thought it would be beneficial to reflect on my attend...

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Attacking a Giant: The lessons of Pearl Harbour

As many around the world prepare for the annual festivities, it is maybe important to remember another key moment that...

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Grenfell Tower Walk

In June 2017 the country’s attention focused on London, as we witnessed one of the UK’s worst disasters: the fire at G...

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The Norwegian response to Breivik is a sign of a “fundamentally civilised nation”

What should be the main purpose of imprisonment? Criminology Lecturer Liam Brolan explores Norway's response to Anders...

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Mental Health and Suicide: It’s Complicated but Simple

For Mental Health Awareness Day, Professor Craig Jackson looks at the complexity of suicidal behaviour.

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7 careers for Social Sciences graduates

When you work hard on your university degree, you want to know what jobs are out there for you when you graduate.

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Five Ways Black Studies will Profoundly Change University Education

We took the first step forward in opening up academic discussions on race relations and Black history in Europe.

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5 reasons to study a Sociology degree

Here are five reasons why we think you should consider studying Sociology.

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The Grindr killer

Exploring the Stephen Port case 

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The branches of social sciences explained

Criminology, Psychology and Sociology - which one is for you?

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