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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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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Obama’s bold move against guns proves the politics of firearms really is changing

Peter Squires, University of Brighton It’s common in the US to refer to a second-term president in his final year as a “lame duck”, his time limited, his momentum gone, and his political capital ebbing away to whoever’s next in line for the White House. But, not for the first time, Barack Obama has surprised…

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Social Science Forum

The 2015-16 Timetable is now available! Please contact J.Green2@brighton.ac.uk with any queries.  

Graduation prize winners

Congratulations to the School of Applied Social Science prize winners for summer graduation 2015.

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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