Benefits of Membership
All benefits – including journals subscription – are back-dated to the start of the calendar year, regardless of when your membership commences.
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All fees are annual.
There are nine categories of membership available:
|1||UK full membership, which includes a personal subscription to the British Journal of Criminology (BJC) & the Society's Journal Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ).||£88.50|
|2||UK full student membership or fully retired can enjoy membership inclusive of a personal subscription to the BJC & CCJ.||£76.50|
|3||UK associate (part-time PhD student membership or associate retired or those not in full-time employment membership) includes a subscription to the Society Journal CCJ.||£48.50|
|4||Overseas Full Membership (Economic North), which includes a personal subscription to the BJC and CCJ.||£99.00|
|5||Overseas Full Membership (Economic South), which includes a personal subscription to the BJC and CCJ.||£70.00|
|6||UK Graduate membership||£50.00|
|7||UK Individual undergraduate student||£30.00|
|8||UK Group undergraduate student||from £200|
|9||UK Group institutional||from £700|
Applicants interested in a group membership should be from a UK HEI, or a criminal justice related statutory or voluntary sector organisation. Please email email@example.com for full details.
If you are a UK income tax payer, you can normally reclaim the income tax you have paid on your FULL individual BSC membership subscription as subscription to the BSC is a recognised expense by the HMRC – Click here for details
- NB: Associate retired or not in full-time employment membership excludes the BJC subscription.
- NB: Student membership is for UK students who are in undergraduate or postgraduate education – on occasion you may be asked to provide evidence of this.
Map of Economic North/South Divide
How to join
All individual applicants should complete an initial application.
Those applying for group student membership should email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Once you have completed the initial application form you will be sent a message containing the payment instructions.
Payment of membership fees is by Direct Debit. When the direct debit payment is taken for BSC membership, it will show as ‘Charitable Donation’ on your bank statement. Once we have received your payment instruction we will send your welcome letter, membership number, further details of member benefits and add you to the mailing list for bi-monthly bulletins.
All overseas members pay by PayPal and we will send you a payment reminder in December each subsequent year. Overseas members who are able to set up a Direct Debit are offered the UK membership rate. If you are able to do this please let us know.
Refunds and cancellations
ALL members will have a common renewal date of the 1st January regardless of joining date. Membership runs from January – December. Cancellation must occur by 1st December (or before) for notification of the coming year, this is due to the commitment we make to Journal subscriptions. Refunds cannot be made and an admin charge will be payable for late notification of cancellation.
On 25 May 2018 most processing of personal data by organisations will have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), which we already comply with. In line with the forthcoming changes we take only necessary information from applicants and we share this only with the following: Charities Aid Foundation (to process direct debit mandates); journal publishers (if your category of membership has this as a benefit of membership); and MailChimp (who service our bi-monthly bulletins). Members have the right to withdraw their consent for this sharing at any time by emailing email@example.com
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