Persistence and fadeout in the impacts of child and adolescent interventions

02 November 2015

When interventions target cognitive skills or behaviors, capacities or beliefs, promising impacts at the end of the programs often disappear quickly. Our paper seeks to identify the key features of interventions, as well as the characteristics and environments of the children and adolescents who participate in them, that can be expected to sustain persistently... read more

ScotCET: Replicating the Queensland Community Engagement Trial in Scotland

14 August 2014

The world’s first randomised field trial of procedurally just policing, the Queensland Community Engagement Trial (QCET) was developed by UQ researchers and led by the ARC Centre of Policing and Security. ScotCET is Scotland’s replication of QCET, testing whether “procedurally just” encounters between police and citizens improves... read more

SEMINAR - UK Gang Policy and Policing Practices: ‘Ending gangs’ or perpetuating them?

24 July 2014

The ‘English riots’ that occurred in August 2011 led Prime Minister David Cameron to announce “a concerted, all-out war on gangs and gang culture.” This presentation combines a decade of the author’s gang research and gang related community engagement with official data, to question the current policies and practices employed... read more

Seminar - Reducing Crime with Operation Turning Point

20 March 2014

International criminology expert Peter Neyroud will present a seminar on, Operation Turning Point, which is a randomised controlled trial that compares the effectiveness of court prosecution with a structured diversion to a deferred prosecution linked to a “Turning Point Contract”. About Peter Neyroud Peter Neyroud is an academic-... read more

Seminar - Demographic consequences of Nordic family policy; evidence from administrative data

09 August 2013

The Nordic countries have a long tradition of promoting gender equality through family policy. It has been argued that generous family policy aiming at a gender equal division of childcare and economic responsibility will have a positive impact on childbearing and family stability. The major argument for why gender equality in parental leave use would increase... read more

John Western Memorial Lecture by Prof Erik Olin Wright

01 August 2013

  The Institute for Social Science Research and the School of Social Science co-host the John Western Memorial Lecture presented by Professor Erik Olin Wright. You are invited to a special evening in honor of former UQ Professor of Sociology John Western AM. Professor Erik Olin Wright from the University of Wisconsin - Madison will present the... read more

Professor Erik Olin Wright: ISSR Annual Winter School

29 July 2013 to 31 July 2013

ISSR will host Erik Olin Wright, a distinguished Professor of Sociology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Erik will run a one day speed dating Master class for PhD students and a 2 day intense mini-course on his book " Envisioning Real Utopias". See interview with Professor Wright. Date: 29-31 July Venue: Room 442... read more

Seminar - Legal arrangements in cohabitation and marriage

25 July 2013

Most studies on cohabitation and marriage have ignored legal variations within these relationship types. This study distinguishes between: (1) marriage in community of property, (2) marriage with prenuptial agreements, (3) cohabitation with a contract/registered partnership, and (4) non-legal cohabitation. These legal arrangements have important... read more

RC28 Conference hosted by ISSR

16 July 2013 to 19 July 2013

Picture: Conference attendees (taken on first day of 2013 conference) New Horizons in Research on Stratification, Mobility and Inequality Brisbane RC28 Conference 16th July – 19th July 2013 The winter (in the south) / summer (in the north) meeting of the Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the... read more

Seminar - A Longitudinal Analysis of Residential Location Choice in England

20 June 2013

Differential Push and Pull Effects of Area Deprivation  This presentation (derived from a paper of the same name by authors, Fiona Steele and Liz Washbrook) considers changes in households’ area of residence over time using data from the British Household Panel Survey linked to neighbourhood data. Using a longitudinal conditional logit model, we... read more

Seminar - ‘Housing rights’ and ‘rights to housing’: exploring moral and legal discourses in an era of growing welfare conditionality in the UK

09 May 2013

With Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick This presentation will explore the complexity of the concept of ‘rights’ within the housing arena, emphasising the critical distinction to be maintained between 'moral' and 'legal' rights, at both global and national levels. Within England, growing conditionality is evident with respect to both... read more

Seminar - Crime Forecasting Using Risk Terrain Modelling

26 March 2013

One approach to crime forecasting suggests that the best way to predict future crime is to use past behavior, such as actual incidents or hot spots of incidents, as indicators of future behavior. An alternative approach, risk terrain modeling, considers the environment in which crimes are occurring and identifies features of the landscape that would be... read more

Symposium - Race, Families and Inequality

20 March 2013

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to invite you to a one day symposium featuring addresses from four internationally-renowned researchers in race, families and inequality research. A panel discussion will conclude the day. Speakers and their topics of address at the symposium: Bruce Western is Professor of Sociology and Director of the... read more

Seminar - The Employment Crime Connection

08 March 2013

The general public and scholars alike expect that unemployment will lead to increased crime. At the heart of such explanations are utilitarian explanations for crime and delinquency; those without adequate incomes will turn to crime to satisfy wants and needs. Interestingly research on unemployment and crime has yielded very mixed results. A more complex... read more

Neighbourhood cohesion and wellbeing in three cohorts of older adults: combining qualitative & quantitative data

20 February 2013

This presentation (derived from paper of the same name by authors, Prof Jane Elliott, Catharine Gale, Di Kuh, Cyrus Cooper and the HALCyon team) examines the links between measures of mental wellbeing and neighbourhood cohesion in three British Cohort Studies. A stronger association between wellbeing and neighbourhood cohesion is found for the oldest cohort (... read more