Organization profile

Organisation profile

In socio-legal work we consider law in the context of broader social and political theories. We look at whether and how law is implemented and enforced, at the exercise of discretion, the nature of disputes and disputing, and crime & criminal justice. By exploring law’s connections with broader social and political forces – domestic and international – we gain perspective on ideology, culture, identity and social life.

Socio-legal studies are interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary. Members of staff regularly work with colleagues from across the Faculty of Social Sciences. We are keen to consider joint supervision of doctoral students with colleagues from other parts of the University.

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    Research Output

    'Accounting for Climate Change: Rethinking the Chaotic Corporate Reporting landscape and Its Purpose, with the UK's Failure as a Case Study',

    Villiers, C. L. & Tsagas, G., 18 Mar 2020, Legal Perspectives on Sustainability. Pieraccini, M. & Novitz, T. (eds.). Bristol: University of Bristol Press, p. 69-100 31 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Addressing the Implementation Crisis: Securing Reparation and Righting Wrongs

    Murray, R. H., 10 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Human Rights Practice.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Addressing Torture: An Introduction

    Evans, M. D. & Modvog, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Research Handbook on Torture: Legal and Medical Perspectives on Prohibition and Prevention. Evans, M. & Modvig, J. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Projects

    Student theses

    A harvest of bare living conditions: A Moroccan enclave within the global food system

    Author: Medland, L. K., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Novitz, T. A. (Supervisor), Carmel, D. E. (External person) (Supervisor) & Flint, A. G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Becoming Special: Occupational socialisation in volunteer police officers

    Author: Tooth, T. R., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Quick, O. (Supervisor) & McDermont, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Beyond accommodations: Access to justice for disabled women in the context of domestic violence or abuse

    Author: Orchard, M., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Murray, R. (Supervisor) & Heslop, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Prizes

    Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    Masson, Judith M (Recipient), 18 Dec 2013

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Honorary Queen's Counsel

    Masson, Judith M (Recipient), 16 Jan 2020

    Prize: National/international honour

  • SPTL Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship by a Younger Scholar

    Laing, Judy M (Recipient), 2000

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Implementation before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    Rachel H Murray (Participant)

    1 May 201931 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Human Rights in the Council of Europe and the European Union: Achievements, Trends and Challenges

    Steven C Greer (Speaker)

    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Roundtable to discuss Prevent and Counter-Terrorism

    Steven C Greer (Speaker)

    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk