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 over 50 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas.
Interested in BSC Membership for 2018? New members can join now and receive the rest of 2017 free! Apply now
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.
Regional events and Invitation to host a funded-seminar
Invitation to Host
From 2014 onwards, the North West Branch of the British Society of Criminology has funded a series of seminars held at any North West university. Applications are now welcome for the 2017-2018 academic year. Funding of up to £330 is available per event and a maximum of three events will take place during the year.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 November 2017. Applications should be no more than three sides of A4 in length including details of the following: seminar theme, list of speakers, intended audience, date, institutional support and costings. Events are free to attend.
Applications must be from a member of the British Society of Criminology working in a North West university.
Members November prize draw is for two fabulous books:
Introduction to criminal justice – Harding, Davies, Mair
Victims, Crime and Society – Davies, Francis, Greer
To enter the book prize draw, members should email email@example.com with ‘Prize Draw – November CJ’ for the first title and for the second title put ‘Prize Draw – November VCS’ in the subject line. Members can enter for each title. The closing date is November 30, 2017. The draw will be made 4 December 2017. 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 and on Twitter.
Octobers prize draw was won by BSC members Joanna Foster and Rafe McGregor. They each receive a copy of the OUP book ‘Criminology’, edited by BSC members Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams.
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