Our Expertise - The Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion
CCSE members have extensive expertise in the following areas:
Power, Social Justice, Inequality and the State: exploring the impacts of social policy and criminal justice initiatives in terms of class, gender and sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity, age and ageing, ability/disability.
Children’s Policy and Practice: children’s rights, social policy and criminal justice treatment of both children with learning difficulties and ‘looked after’ children.
Consumption, Identity and Mass Media: exploring issues of consumption and ‘lifestyle’, the role of various forms of mass media and communications in these issues, sports supporter subcultures, music subcultures, the construction of identities and youth cultures.
Corporate Crime and Harm: health and safety at work regulation, the impacts of corporate harms on local communities, spatial and demographic patterns in corporate crime victimisation.
Cultural Regeneration: promoting social capital and social inclusion, particularly in relation to BRM and marginalised communities.
Financial Services for Low Incomes Groups: financial exclusion, credit unions and community development finance, over–indebtedness and debt, co-operatives and social control.
Gendered Inequalities: women’s health, responses to sexual violence, maternity services for asylum-seeking women in Merseyside, and reproductive rights.
Homelessness: resettling socially excluded groups and assessing needs and risks within the community, the relationship between access to financial services and ex-offender resettlement.
Innovative Applications of Geographic Information systems (GIS): in social research across a broad range of areas including environmental crime and harm, contested spaces and innovations in spatially orientated research methods.
Poverty and Poverty Measurement: social exclusion, age and gender in education and work, work-life balance, older students and identity in Higher Education.
Prisons and Penal Policy: medical and health issues in prisons; surveillance; criminological theory.
Social Policy and Criminal Justice Responses to Crime and Social Exclusion: including policing, community justice, probation, youth justice and a range of non statutory interventions.
The Police and Policing: Police histories, collaborative relationships, diversity, multi-agency working, pluralisation, governance and accountability, reform, investigative interviewing.
Substance Misuse and Offending: treatment of drug users in the criminal justice system, community punishment, social capital and criminal justice..
The Impacts of Crime on Local Communities and Socially Excluded Groups: including a focus on youth crime: social control, effectiveness of policy and practice responses to children in trouble, anti-social behaviour policy and practice, community justice initiatives, criminal justice responses to young people with learning disabilities, responses aimed at youth ‘gangs’. Hate crime, homophobia, and the spatial and demographic patterns of victimisation