The 2019 BSC Annual Conference will be held at the University of Lincoln.
The conference will explore the potential prospects for Criminology to ‘bridge the gap’ between academic criminology and public discourse. It will engage with important questions about the role and value of Criminology during a time of conflict and divergence and hopes to provide meaningful reflections on the political realities of community, conflict and justice. The conference seeks to examine how criminologists can find and use their voice to articulate for collective good in an insecure world.
Taking place in 2019, the conference will explore what it means to conceptualise Criminology as a civic enterprise and address how criminologists might address issues of power, marginalisation, intersectionality and justice in the 21st Century.
Applications for Student Bursaries – this is now closed
Confirmed plenary speakers/panels:
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Plenary at Postgraduate Conference: Rehumanising the Other: The Role of an Interventionist Critical Social Research
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Plenary 1: Climate Change and Criminology: What is to be Done?
Thursday 4th July 2019
Plenary 2: Theorising Violence and Society
Plenary 3: (Panel) – Activism, Advocacy and Academia
Sheila Coleman – Justice Campaigner
Marcia Rigg – Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign
Friday 5th July 2019
Plenary 4 (Panel) – Harm and the Neo-Liberal University
Abstracts closes: May 26, 2019
Abstract notification: Within 1 month of abstract submission
Registration closes: Friday June 21, 2019
Conference Special – BJC Virtual Issue 2019
This special collection of BJC articles has been curated in accordance with the British Society of Criminology’s 2019 annual conference theme: ‘Public Criminologies: Community, Conflict and Justice’. This theme explores the prospects for criminology to ‘bridge the gap’ between academic knowledge and public discourse, and considers questions about the role and value of criminology in a democratic society.
Neoliberal Legality as Dual Process: Embeddedness, Courts and Crime Prevention in the United States, Holly Campeau, Ron Levi
Criminology and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Need for Support and Critique, Jarrett Blaustein, Nathan W Pino, Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Rob White
Can Criminologists Change the World? Critical Reflections on the Politics, Performance and Effects of Criminal Justice, Lesley McAra
The Rise of Partisan Pedagogy: How Stakeholders Outside of the Academy are answering the Call to Public Criminology, Daniel Crépault
Enlisting the Public in the Policing of Immigration, Ana Aliverti
Recognizing the 2011 United Kingdom Riots as Political Protest: A Theoretical Framework Based on Agency, Habitus and the Preconscious, Sadiya Akram
Beyond ‘Facts’ and ‘Values’: Rethinking Some Recent Debates about the Public Role of Criminology, Elizabeth Turner
Genocide Films, Public Criminology, Collective Memory, Michelle Brown, Nicole Rafter
Reconfiguring Security and Liberty: Political Discourses and Public Opinion in the New Century, Christina Pantazis; Simon Pemberton
We Predict a Riot?: Public Order Policing, New Media Environments and the Rise of the Citizen Journalist, Chris Greer, Eugene McLaughlin
Mothers for Justice?: Gender and Campaigns against Miscarriages of Justice, Sarah Charman; Stephen P. Savage
Leaving a ‘Stain upon the Silence’: Contemporary Criminology and the Politics of Dissent, Paddy Hillyard, Joe Sim, Steve Tombs, Dave Whyte
Curated by Sundari Anitha and Katie Strudwick
Previous recent conferences
2018 – BSC Annual Conference – Birmingham – Transforming Criminology: Rethinking Crime in a Changing World
2017 – BSC Annual Conference -Sheffield – Forging Social Justice: Local Challenges, Global Complexities
2014 – BSC Annual Conference – Liverpool – Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole listen?
2011 – BSC Annual Conference – Northumbria – Economies and Insecurities of Crime and Justice
2010 – BSC Annual Conference – Leicester – Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Dilemmas and Diversity in Criminology
2009 – BSC Annual Conference, Cardiff – A Mirror or a Motor? What is Criminology For?
2008 – BSC Annual Conference, Huddersfield – Criminological Futures: Controversies, Developments and Debate
2007 – BSC Annual Conference, London
2006 – BSC Annual Conference, Glasgow
2005 – BSC Annual Conference, Leeds – Re-Awakening the Criminological Imagination
2004 – BSC Annual Conference, Portsmouth
2003 – BSC Annual Conference, Bangor
2002 – BSC Annual Conference, Keele
The BSC conference, previously bi-annual, began to take place annually from 2002
2000 – BSC Annual Conference, Leicester
1999 – BSC Annual Conference, Liverpool
1997 – BSC Conference, Belfast
1995 – BSC Conference, Loughborough
1993 – BSC Conference, Cardiff
1991 – BSC Conference, York
1989 – BSC Conference, Bristol
1987 – BSC Conference, Sheffield
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