Social science in action

The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading centres for sociology, social policy and criminology, and has been for over 100 years. Our shared pursuit of research-based knowledge in support of social justice sets this department apart from most of its contemporaries in the UK and beyond.

An influential voice in the world

Throughout our history we have influenced society with novel research insights in fields such as crime, health, welfare, housing, inequality and the operation of political power - at local, national and global levels.

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Long read: The War on Dissent during the State of Exception

This long-read blog post serves to explore some of my thoughts on the UK response to the pandemic. I would like to start by sending my well wishes to all who have lost loved ones during this time and all key workers.

Prof Warren Barr alongside the text 'New Interim Dean'

Blog: Interim-Dean appointed to School of Law and Social Justice

The School of Law and Social Justice is delighted to announce the appointment of an Interim Dean, Professor Warren Barr, from 1 August 2021 for a period of 12 months. Warren, currently the Head of the Law Department at Liverpool, will take over from Professor Debra Morris.

A group of people marching at pride under a rainbow flag

Blog: The Meaning of Pride

Have you ever wondered where Pride began and why Pride is so important to the LGBTQIA+ community? We sat down with Dr Mike Homfray, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy, to talk about the meaning of Pride.