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CrimSocBlog at Teesside University provides a webspace for a vibrant research community including academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students working in the field of Criminology and Sociology. It provides a hub for academic ideas, discourse and research. It captures the latest opinions and findings from research staff and writers in the field. It includes updates on collaborative projects and interdisciplinary scholarship, and draws upon academic literature from criminology, criminal justice, policing, security studies, youth studies, politics, sociology and social policy.

About Us

We are a group academics and researchers from the Criminology and Sociology subject group of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department based in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law at Teesside University. Our teaching and scholarship is underpinned by a strong research culture, and our academic staff are internationally-recognised. We contribute extensively to national and international conferences, top-level peer-reviewed journals and have produced cutting-edge publications. Staff have a variety of research interests and are members of a range of international research networks.

The strength of our research within criminology and sociology is reflected in the recent national assessment of research performance across UK universities. The Research Excellence Framework (2014) found that 87% of the social policy submission made up of mainly Teesside’s criminologists and sociologists was ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The submission ranked joint 5th out of 62 institutions for internationally excellent work. Our criminological and sociological research was also judged to have significant and high-quality impact in the real world.

Submitting an article – guidance

The format for the article should be Microsoft Word. The word length should be between 750-1000. The referencing style is Harvard. Please include a title; the use of sub-heading is permitted and ensure reference list is included. Where possible include hyperlinks for other sources mentioned. The inclusion of images is permitted, but editors cannot guarantee inclusion. We aim to confirm acceptance and publish work within 4 weeks of receipt.

Submit article to the editors: Anthony Lloyd or Sean Murphy 

To find out more details of the staff contributing to publications on our CrimSocBlog please visit the Contributors page.

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