Welcome to 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 nearly 60 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas.
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A round-up of annual conferences 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, research (including, QAA benchmarks, ethical statement and 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.
BSC Members Book Draw
We are pleased to announce the books in this year’s Christmas draw:
Making waves behind bars: The Prison Radio Association, by Charlotte Bedford (published by Bristol University Press).
Climate change criminology, by Rob White (published by Bristol University Press).
Doing Criminological Research, by Pamela Davies and Peter Francis (published by SAGE).
Parkour, Deviance and Leisure in the Late-Capitalist City, by Thomas Raymen(published by Emerald).
Classical Morality in International Peremptory Criminal Law, by Farhad Malekian (published by Cambridge Scholars).
Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen: The Fictional Reality and the Criminological Imagination, by Jon Frauley (published by Palgrave).
To enter the book prize draw to win please email email@example.com with ‘Prize Draw: Christmas’ in the subject line. Please indicate your preferred book in the text. The closing date is December 31, 2018. The draw will be made January 2, 2019.
All entries are checked as being BSC members and then drawn randomly. We only contact the winner directly. Notice of the winner will be made in the BSC bulletin, the website and on Twitter.
SAGE donated a copy of Gangs & Crime: Critical Alternatives, by Alistair Fraser. The winner was BSC member Jenny Maher from the Centre for Criminology, University of South Wales.
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