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Stephen Farrall

Monday, June 25 2018 at 7:30PM

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Stephen Farrall

What's the talk about?

Stephen Farrall is a sociologist interested in the long-term impact of Thatcherite social and economic policies on crime rates in the UK. With colleagues, he commissioned Generation Right to summarise both the findings of his own and others' research into this topic. The film, which is 40min long, includes interviews with Lords Blunkett, Hurd, Tebbitt and Howard as well as those affected by the policies at the time and since, and other researchers.

More information about this research project can be found here:  http://www.shef.ac.uk/law/research/projects/crimetrajectories and the project's twitter feed can be followed here:  @Thatcher_legacy