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Towards Inclusive Responses to Sexual Violence

New webpages have been created to present findings and resources from a series of participatory research projects. Since 2019, Dr Alison Jobe from Durham University (Department of Sociology) and Dr Helen Williams from the University of Sunderland have carried out this research, in collaboration with third sector organisations and learning disabled / autistic survivors of sexual violence.
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Global Frontiers in Research and Education

As part of Global Week, colleagues within the Department of Sociology delivered the below webinar:
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Shadow Home Secretary praises Durham research

UK Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has praised Durham research aimed at addressing serious violence, during a visit to the University.
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Stop jailing pregnant women to prevent tragedies, research says

A new book, co-authored by Dr Lucy Baldwin, an Honorary Fellow in our Department of Sociology, is calling on the UK justice system to stop sending pregnant women to prison, or risk further tragedies for mothers and babies.
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Centre for violence and abuse research recognises its 10th anniversary

On Friday 24 November, the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) held a special event with around 60 people in attendance, including the Vice-Chancellor and Warden, at Collingwood College to showcase the breadth of the Centre’s work over the last 10 years.
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Is Clare's Law working?

Dr Nicole Renehan from our Department of Sociology, together with project partners Professor Sandra Walklate (Liverpool University) and Dr Charlotte Barlow (University of Central Lancashire) discuss whether Clare’s Law, otherwise known as the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, is working and if it is fit for purpose.
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New study finds policing of county lines 'criminalises' minority youth

A new research report has raised concerns that policing efforts targeting 'county lines' drug operations in the UK rely on discriminatory assumptions about minority groups and contribute to the criminalisation of minoritised communities.
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Lumiere lights up our ground-breaking research

This week sees the return of Lumiere, the dazzling light art event hosted in Durham bi-annually. This year’s event includes three installations drawing on some of our ground-breaking research.
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ESRC invests £1.6 million in ambitious and novel project

ESRC project success for colleagues in the Department of Sociology

Daniel Khalife: escapes are just one symptom of a failing prison system

John Podmore, an Honorary Professor in our Department of Sociology, discusses how the escape of Daniel Kahlife from HMP Wandsworth is just one symptom of a failing prison system.
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What links a mug, a face mask, Ibuprofen, and toothpaste?

Well, those who came along to the Health & Social Theory research group “Showcase” on Wednesday 21st June found out just that!
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