Welcome to the website of the British Society of Criminology
The British Society of Criminology aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom. The Society has been in existence for over 50 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas.
Registration now available for our 2017 annual conference.
A round-up of the 2016 conference can be found here
Please explore our site to find information about the Society and its regional and network activities, links to other events, calls for papers, websites of potential use to criminologists, and a jobs board of current vacancies in criminology.
If you are interested in becoming a member, you can apply from the Membership page. Membership includes a personal subscription to the Society’s official journal Criminology & Criminal Justice and, for most categories of membership, subscription to The British Journal of Criminology.
Members June prize draw is for a book kindly donated by Transworld Publishers (a division of Penguin Random House Group):
Professor Scraton will be delivering a Plenary address at our forthcoming annual conference on ‘Justice for the 96’: Researching Truth, Delivering Justice in the Aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster’.
To enter the book prize draw you must be a BSC member. Please email email@example.com with ‘Prize Draw – June’ in the subject line.
The closing date is June 30 2017. The draw will be made July 3 2017.
May’s prize draw for Gambling, Crime and Society by James Banks (donated by Palgrave Macmillan) was won by David Bell (East Riding College).
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