Social Sciences Staff in the Spotlight

Date: 11/09/14

Seven London Met academics will be launching their new book, Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction, as part of London Met Connect's Social Justice Day on 21st October 2014. The recently published text draws on the research areas of the co-authors involved and contextualises social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science.

Dr Stuart Isaacs, senior lecturer in sociology and social policy, will be joining with the other authors to launch the text as part of the Practitioners Forum. Reader in criminology,Tara Young, will be presenting on youth gangs and professor of social policy, Norman Ginsburg, on migration. The other authors will form a panel to take questions and answers.  

This is the first book-length examination of UK social problems for over a decade. It follows a tradition of publications from the social problems perspective that has long been associated with the School of Social Sciences at London Met. The authors have drawn from their long experience of teaching social problems to undergraduates to produce a clear and accessible text, which ensures that it will be invaluable to both students and teachers of the social sciences.

The writing team are already at work on a  follow-up book on European social problems, with talk of a possible conference and journal to be published next year. For more information about studying BSc Sociology and Social Policy or BSc Criminology at London Met visit the course pages.