School of Applied Social Science

How to build better prisons

Yvonne Jewkes, University of Brighton The “new for old” prison reform programme would close old city-centre jails in British cities, such as the iconic HMPs Pentonville, Wandsworth and Strangeways. Speculation about what will replace these notorious Victorian “houses of correction” has been rife. These and more recent prisons also slated for closure, such as HMP…

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New Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

  Professor Tara Dean has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise). Source: New Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Explainer: why the Supreme Court ruled against joint enterprise

Peter Squires, University of Brighton Hundreds of convictions may need to be re-examined after a landmark Supreme Court judgement found that a man found guilty of murder under the controversial “joint enterprise” principle should have his murder conviction quashed. The man, Ameen Jogee, was convicted after the jury in his original trial believed him guilty…

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The world’s largest underground skate park

A disused Victorian swimming bath complex has been turned into the world’s largest underground skate park – with help from the University of Brighton. Source: The world’s largest underground skate park

Top award for disability campaigner

Award-winning actor, presenter and campaigner Adam Pearson has received the university’s Alumnus Award for 2016. Source: Top award for disability campaigner

Fairness and the City: A better politics. Annual Lecture for the University of Brighton’s Festival of Social Science

Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor at the University of Oxford will be delivering the University of Brighton Annual Social Science Forum Lecture. Thursday 19th May 2016 5.30-7.00pm Of the richest 25 countries in the world the UK has become one of the most unequal and is on course to win the ‘global race’ to become the most economically unequal of all by…

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A political movement is rising from the mud in Calais

Raphael Schlembach, University of Brighton Since the official refugee reception centre in the French town of Calais closed in 2002, undocumented migrants hoping to cross the Channel to Britain have found shelter in a number of squatted migrant camps, locally known as “the jungles”. Consisting largely of tents and self-built shacks, the two largest in…

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Hats off to our graduates

Two days of awards ceremonies are planned for the Brighton Dome as more than 1,750 students graduate from the University of Brighton. Source: Hats off to our graduates

£500,000 boost for University of Brighton researchers

  The university is one of 40 universities sharing in new £167m funding to support doctoral training over two years. Source: £500,000 boost for University of Brighton researchers

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