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Gendered Spaces and Divided Streets: the Policing of Women by the University of Oxford

In this post for Borderlands, Dr Olivia Durand tells us the history of the policing of women by the university of oxford.

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New Legal Realism and Empirical Legal Studies in the United States

In this post for Borderlands, Professor Bryant Garth tells the story of the evolution of New Legal Realism and Empirical Legal Studies in the United States.

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Pivoting Through a Pandemic: Learning from Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Abuse

Professor Vanessa Munro, Dr Siobhan Weare and Lara Hudspith reflect on some of the findings of the JiCSAV project, which explores the justice journeys of sexual violence survivors during Covid-19.

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The Relevance of Actor Network Theory for Ecological Issues in Socio-Legal Studies

In this post for Borderlands, Gerben Geessink explains how Actor Network theory can provide an interesting framework for Socio-Legal Studies into ecological issues.

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What Makes an Ideal Prosecutrix? A Call for Socio-Legal Analysis of Indian Sexual Offence Cases

Sarthak Chaudhary and Richa Jain reflect on rape myths and the construction of ideal victims within sexual offence cases by the Indian judiciary.

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How to Handbook the Sociology of Law as a Borderland Science

In this post, Professor Jiří Přibáň reflects on the Sociology of Law as a borderline science and its differences with Socio-Legal Studies.

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Social Care Detention: A Socio-Legal Puzzle

Dr Lucy Series reflects on social care detention as a pressing issue and puzzle for Socio-Legal inquiry.

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The Afterlife of Evidence

In this post, Professor Katherine Biber discusses the afterlife of evidence at the conclusion of legal proceedings to understand how legal processes and materials shape the world.

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The Lawlessness of Content Moderation

Giovanni De Gregorio reflects on the lawlessness of content moderation of social media platforms and the implications for the Socio-Legal Studies research agenda.

Poster of Uber in Nairobi by Gianluca Iazzolino

Renegotiating Disciplinary Boundaries in Socio-Legal Studies of the Gig Economy: Evidence from Kenya and Italy

Dr Gianluca Iazzolino reflects on the disciplinary boundaries in Socio-Legal Studies of the Gig Economy. In this post, he discusses two case studies, Kenya and Italy.

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PluriLand: Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes

Senior Research Professor Rachel Sieder reflects on Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes.

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Corporations and Corporate Law – Amongst the Most Unloved Subjects of Socio-Legal Studies

Professor Sally Wheeler reflects on why corporations and corporate law, amongst the most unloved subjects within Socio-Legal Studies, matter for Socio-Legal Studies.