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Social work & social policy Criminal & social justice

We are a vibrant, enthusiastic and collaborative team who produce world-leading, international and multi-disciplinary scholarship, applied research and consultancy on issues of criminal and social justice, social and penal policy and social work theory and practice.

Our expertise includes:

  • criminology and critical criminology 
  • sociology and social Theory
  • social work and activism
  • social policy and governance

We have strong links with the Scottish Government, the Scottish Prison Service, Criminal and Youth Justice Social Work Services, related voluntary sector, industry partners and penal reform organisations around the world.

Upcoming events

  • Friday

    NOTA Conference, Glasgow

    Beth Weaver is presenting on her research into The Relational Dynamics of Desistance: Research and Practice  

  • Tuesday

    Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research 2018 Annual Lecture 

    You are invited to the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research 2018 Annual Lecture which will take place at the University of Strathclyde on Tuesday 13 November, 17:00 in room 205 of the Collins Building

  • Wednesday

    Research Seminar entitled Hard Treatment: Punishing Dangerousness in Scotland’s High-Risk Offender Sentencing Framework

    We are pleased to be welcoming Elaine Ferguson, University of Glasgow, to deliver our next School seminar on Wednesday, 23rd January between 12-1pm in LH211a. If you like, you are welcome to bring your lunch in with you!


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