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The Department of Social Sciences students and team heard directly from John Lea, Honorary Professor on the privatisation of criminal justice in his lecture at the University of Roehampton.
Dr Katie Boyle, Senior Lecturer in the Roehampton Law School has released an explainer to show the consequences for human rights change in the UK in order to inform the EU Referendum. 
BBC’s flagship programme ‘Newsnight’ featured a debate about the criminal responsibility of children which hosted Dr Amanda Holt, Reader in Criminology at the University of Roehampton.
Prime Minister David Cameron has learnt about issues surrounding forced marriage and violence against women from Roehampton’s Professor Aisha K. Gill, during a Downing Street event.
Roehampton Law School Professor, Penny Cooper advocates regulated provision of training for intermediaries who assist vulnerable defendants in a court of law. An intermediary facilitates two way communications between a vulnerable defendant, advocates and other participants in the legal process to ensure that all communications is complete and coherent as possible.
 According to a study from Marketing Minds where 500 UK employers were surveyed, it was found that the transferable skills in law degrees were the most desired by recruiters.
Roehampton’s inaugural cohort of law students heard directly from the Law Commissioner for Criminal Law for England and Wales, Professor David Ormerod QC this week about the importance of constantly reviewing legislation to ensure it is fair, modern, simple and effective.
The former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, has been made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Roehampton, at its annual Winter graduation ceremony. The award is in recognition of his significant contribution to the journalism industry.
A research project, led by Dr Katie Boyle, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law will ensure that important constitutional decisions, such as the referendum on EU membership, are informed by fair, participative and inclusive democratic deliberation.
Isabel Todd, who received her bachelor’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Roehampton, has been working for a local human rights group on the Thai/Burma border for the past six months.
The Department of Social Sciences welcomes a new Honorary Professor of Criminology to their team, Professor John Lea.
Young people with low level vocational qualifications are less likely to vote or engage in political activity and may feel isolated from the ‘political community’ according to new research by a Roehampton professor.
After appearing on the BBC One Show last spring, criminologist Dr John Kerr from the University of Roehampton has recently been interviewed in a new episode for the show. In this episode, it reveals the story behind the theft of a Morisot painting, now worth £7 million, from the Tate Gallery in 1956 by two Irish students. 
A key debate on human rights in Scotland hosted by the country’s government and its human rights commission has been informed by research carried out by Roehampton senior law lecturer Dr Katie Boyle.

Every police force in England and Wales needs to improve how it deals with and investigates cases of crimes related to ‘honour’ against black and minority ethnic (BME) women, according to the first report of its kind on the issue by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, which is published today.

A conference for social scientists due to take place at the University of Roehampton next week will discuss how the study of parenting culture and the reproductive technologies can be more closely aligned by academics.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) largest ever review; ‘Is Britain Fairer’ recently revealed that there are increased barriers for young people towards reaching equality in Great Britain. A team of experts in the Social Sciences at University of Roehampton conducted research to inform this project and set the scene for the Commission’s own priorities for their 3 year strategic plan currently out for consultation.

Experts advising the United Nations on gender perspectives on torture and ill-treatment will take evidence from Roehampton Criminologist Professor Aisha K Gill from the Department of Social Sciences early next month.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 has again ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London, after its annual league table was published yesterday.

This week marks the arrival of the first cohort into the University of Roehampton’s Law School. More than 30 undergraduate students studying LLB Law and BA Law and Criminology courses were welcomed by Dr Giles Proctor, Head of the Law School, who said the students were introduced straight away to the ‘law in practice’ method of teaching.