Recent Police Federation calls for all officers to be offered a Taser - but the research evidence is insufficient, argues PhD researcher Abi Dymond.
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Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?, a new exhibition at the Science Museum supported by the ESRC, explores how the food we eat affects our body, brain and eating habits.
The British public's belief in the reality of climate change and its human causes is now at its highest since 2005, according to ESRC-funded research.
Using data from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study, a new report from the RAC Foundation has explored trends in car use amongst young adults.
Despite the focus on how social media can mobilise voters. research shows that more traditional face-to-face and phone techniques remain much more powerful in getting voters to the polls.
Researchers at the University of Leicester have worked with the widest range of communities ever to have been included in a single study of hate crime - the Leicester Hate Crime Project.
Our feelings of self-worth are influenced mainly by whether we live up to the cultural values endorsed by the people around us, new research reveals.
New results from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey, funded by the ESRC and carried out by ScotCen Social Research, suggest it's the economic consequences that matters the most to people.
Charitable causes in the UK benefit from strong traditions of giving among such groups, which result in generosity to UK charities and support for needs in countries of origin, according to research from the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy.
Young people's talk about celebrities serves important social functions - making sense of the massive inequality and replacing envy with pleasure in being 'ordinary', shows research.