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Ora: understanding and preventing youth crime (upyc)

Professor Mike Hough | 24 February 2014

Upyc is a comparative study of school children’s experience of offending and victimisation, attitudes to crime and substance use, covering france, germany, the netherlands, england, scotland and the us. The study forms part of the third interna ...

Urgent invite - after woolwich: social reactions on social media

Professor Martin Innes | Sociology | 15 February 2014

The research will analyse social reactions to the murder of drummer lee rigby in woolwich on 22 may 2013 using social media data collected from twitter, blogs and other sources.   such data uniquely enable the tracking of the evolution of public ...

Transformative justice in tunisia and egypt

Professor Paul Gready | Socio Legal Studies | 13 January 2014

The arab world was shaken in 2011 by a series of popular movements, collectively known as the 'arab spring(s)'. Who is driving (and contesting) change, and what kind of change is being sought? This study addresses such questions in the context of the ...

Twitter rape threats and the discourse of online misogyny

Dr Claire Hardaker | 01 December 2013

In july 2013, caroline criado-perez successfully campaigned to have a woman appear on an english banknote, and was subsequently inundated with misogynistic abuse on twitter. Over the next few days, this escalated into death and bomb threats sent to s ...

Faith-based conflict prevention and early warning scoping project

Professor Alpaslan Ozerdem | Peace Studies | 29 November 2013

The aim of the project is to answer three questions about the role of churches and other faith groups in helping to spot early signs of violence and stop it from happening. What is distinctive about faith-based approaches and what makes the ...

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