Our academics are collaboratively engaged with national research councils and local institutions. Read some of our reports listed below:


The Role of Deprivation and Alcohol Availability in Shaping Trends in Violent Crime

Research Report by Dr Carly Lightowlers (University of Liverpool), Dr Jose Pina-Sánchez and Fiona McLaughlin (University of Leeds)

It is well established that alcohol availability impacts violent crime. However, less is known about whether that impact is experienced uniformly across different areas. Here we make use of longitudinal police data to examine inequalities in violent crime across small level geography (LSOAs) for the whole of England, and the impact of deprivation and alcohol availability on the observed trends in recorded violent crime. 

Scrabble tiles spelling out 'Stay Home' plus thumbnails of working papers

The Shadow Pandemic

Working Papers by Prof Barry Godfrey, Prof Sandra Walklate and Dr Jane Richardson

The UN named the gendered consequences of COVID-19 isolation restrictions as ‘The Shadow Pandemic… “a perfect storm for controlling, violent behaviour behind closed doors.”.

Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology academics have been researching into the effects of national lockdowns and social distancing restrictions. You can read about their work in the School of Law and Social Justice's special focus on Coronavirus Research. Here, Barry, Sandra and Jane have also gathered together a series of related working papers from partners and colleagues around the world including reports from Queensland and Victoria, Australia.