Volunteer

Voluntary action/third sector responses

Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion

About the research

Research by CCSE members examines a range of contemporary issues relating to voluntary action and activism, including opportunities and challenges associated with efforts to achieve social justice. A particular focus is research to assess the implications of government policies (such as austerity measures and the privatisation of welfare and criminal justice work) for voluntary organisations and the marginalised groups they work with. This research also asks critical questions about the relationship between the state, market and the third sector, including the emergence of a penal third sector.