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The Centre for Research on Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID) is a Research Centre located in the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Kingston University. Its mission is to produce strategic knowledge relevant to global problems by fostering multi-disciplinary research on social justice and how adversity impacts on individuals and their communities.
Since 2011, CResCID has established an international reputation for original research and policy-relevant knowledge. It has conducted a strategic programme of multi-disciplinary social scientific research (publication, dissemination, public events, knowledge transfer and user engagement activities), often in conjunction with external stakeholder groups - both academic and non-academic - in the UK and abroad.
CResCID facilitates policy, practice, user engagement and academic collaborations within the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences (SLSBS), which encompasses the departments of Criminology/Sociology, Economics, Law, Politics and Psychology.
A critical mass of researchers across the five departments of the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences share a concern with social justice and human and social development; within this remit, the centre's research broadly addresses three inter-related research strands:
In line with its overall mission statement, CResCID's aims are: