School of Applied Social Science

Catching up with Professor Peter Squires (podcast)

This week’s podcast is with Peter Squires, professor of criminology.  Professor Peter Squires is the UK’s leading expert on gun crime and gun control – he is regularly asked by the media to comment on these issues. Professor Squires has just been given an emeritus and will continue supervising his PhD students.

Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable

Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable 27th June 2019, University of Brighton, Falmer Campus Critical scholarship from Southern and Post-Colonial criminology has posed new challenges to dominant criminological thinking about law and ‘order’, policing (by ‘consent’ or otherwise), community, accountability and the state. At the same time…

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Starting with us next month?

Starting at the us next month? Has it sunk in yet? We’re really looking forward to seeing you! 🙂   Student life is about more than just study. From volunteering opportunities to sport and fitness, there’s something for everyone.  We have lots of useful advice and information on our website.  

Welcome to all of our new students!

When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student! Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about: activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central how to access pre-arrival…

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Explore your options through clearing

Good luck to everyone who is receiving their A level exam results today and to those who received their BTEC results yesterday! If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore…

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Research Studentships – Amy’s story

This year the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) launched their first summer research studentships. The opportunity was available to all second year students in the school and students applied by expressing an interest in a project and giving a brief outline of their skills and why they were interested in the project. Students needed…

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Shocking survey shows that 75% of police agree with carrying a taser

With over 8000 Metropolitan Police stating in a recent survey that they should be allowed to carry a taser, this has become a hot topic for debate. Professor Peter Squires, of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton, speaks to The Conversation about the lessons learnt from countries where police carry weapons, and what the research…

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Criminology honours

Professors Peter Squires and John Lea have been recognised for their contribution to criminology by the British Society of Criminology (BSC). New President Professor Peter Squires, Professor of Criminology & Public Policy, has been elected as the new president of the British Society of Criminology (BSC).

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