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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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25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Throughout her career, Prof Sandra Walklate has maintained an interest in criminal victimisation. She is currently conjoint Professor of Criminology at the University of Monash, Melbourne, Australia and has recently worked on a number of 'Shadow Pandemic' working papers on domestic violence during COVID-19. Sandra's Monash University report on 'lone wolf' terrorism won the best paper award from the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology (2020).