Department of Sociology

We aim to build a global reputation for offering a distinct brand of policy-oriented sociology, criminology, and media and communication, driven by world-leading methodological innovation. Our work will combat inequalities and champion diversity.


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Professor Jon Garland

Professor and Head of Department of Sociology

I joined the Department of Sociology in January 2013 and prior to that I worked and studied at the University of Leicester. I'm currently a Trustee of StopHateUK, on the Board of the International Network for Hate Studies and on the Steering Committee of the British Society of Criminology Hate Crime Network. I'm a member of the British Society of Criminology, the European Soc...

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