Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre

The Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre, led by Professor Alex Nunn, specialises in promoting applied social research focused on making a progressive difference to society, policy and practice.

What we do

The Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre works across four clusters of expertise:

What can we do for you?

Graffiti of Margaret Thatcher's head on a wall.

Thatcherism and crime

A major study by our Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre is looking at how economic and social policies impact on crime, focusing on the Thatcher and Major governments from 1979 to 1997.

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