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Social work & social policyCriminal & 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.

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We're involved, in various ways, in SCCJR, a world leading research centre and CYCJ, a national knowledge exchange centre.