The Postgraduate Committee is a sub-committee of the BSC and comprises of postgraduate research students and academic staff from universities across the UK. The aim of the Postgraduate Committee is to further the interests of current postgraduate students of criminology and related disciplines, and build connections between postgraduate students and the BSC Executive.
The Postgraduate Committee organises workshops and seminars for postgraduate students throughout the year, including a postgraduate event prior to the annual BSC conference.
- The Postgraduate Conference
- Seminar Series
- Call for criminal justice practitioners
- Find us on Facebook
- Meet the Postgraduate Committee
- Postgraduate Blog
The Postgraduate Conference
The BSC annual conference 2017, ‘Forging Social Justice: Local Challenges, Global Complexities’, took place at Sheffield Hallam University between 4-7 July. In the same format as last year’s conference, postgraduate students had the opportunity to present papers in the main conference. The postgraduate conference on 4-5 July included sessions on getting published, academic writing and building your academic CV. Check out the Storified round up of tweets.
The winner of the postgraduate poster prize in 2017 was Magda Tomaszewska, a Postgraduate researcher at the University of Surrey, who is researching experiences of female foreign national prisoners. She has previously written an article for the blog.
BSC Conference Bursary 2017
Thanks to the funders for the bursaries which funded, full conference fee, plus accommodation in a city-centre hotel. If you have benefited from a previous bursary or would simply like to contribute to enhancing the experience of future attendees please consider donating
If you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see in the 2018 conference, please get in touch with the Chair or the Secretary.
BSC Postgraduate Committee Seminar Series
The BSC Postgraduate Committee is pleased to launch its ‘Thinking Differently’ series which brings together academics and practitioners to critically explore contemporary issues in criminology. The seminars are a space for postgraduates to contribute to challenging taken-for-granted thinking in criminology and criminal justice.
Tuesday May 1, 2018
Women in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
As practitioners. As victims. As criminalised.
BSC Postgraduate Committee in association with BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network, Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 (BST), London, United Kingdom
Recent academic literature highlights the changes that have been made, with research about women in the criminal justice system becoming accepted, read and cited; notable impact upon policy debates concerning women, crime and justice; and there are large numbers of postgraduates doing relevant research and significant, but fewer in junior posts and numbers of faculty. Whilst such positives would point to a cultural shift within criminology, in that it is no longer acceptable to minimise the experiences of women whether they be criminalised, victims or professionals, there is still much work to do.
PhD and early career researchers have an important contribution to make in continuing the pioneering work of feminist scholars such as Frances Heidensohn, Freda Adler, Pat Carlen, and Carol Smart, to name just a few. The aim of this event is to highlight the present context of women in criminology and criminal justice, before thinking ahead about what we may want the future of feminist criminology to look like. Speakers include:
Dr Marisa Silvestri on Women as practitioners
Dr Charlotte Barlow on Victimisation of women
Dr Irene Zempi Women as victims
Nicola Harding on Criminalised Women
There will be a workshop looking at the key issues for practitioners, victims, and criminalised women.
Thinking Differently about Youth Justice, took place on the 25 April at the University of Leicester. Confirmed speakers for the seminar included Professor Jo Phoenix, Professor Hannah Smithson, Dr Kate Gooch and Piers von Berg.
The first seminar of the series in November 2016, Thinking Differently about Prison Reform, welcomed Professor Joe Sim as keynote speaker.
We are also on Facebook
Join our BSC postgraduate committee on Facebook. The Facebook group is a valuable forum to share information and get support from postgraduate colleagues http://www.facebook.com/groups/116889601731834/
The Facebook group is managed by a team of criminology postgraduate students: Jessica Eaton from Birmingham University, who is researching victim blaming after rape and sexual assault of women. Nicola Harding, from Manchester Metropolitan University, who’s PhD is entitled ‘places on probation: experiences of criminal justice intervention beyond the prison gates’ and Gillian McNaull from Queens University Belfast, who’s research looks at women’s experiences of remand imprisonment in Northern Ireland.
We are also on Twitter (@BSCPG1)
Claire Davis – Liverpool John Moores University
Chair of the Postgraduate Committee
Get in touch with Claire: C.L.Davis@ljmu.ac.uk
Claire was appointed as Chair of the Postgraduate Committee in December 2015. The role of the Chair, in partnership with the secretary, is to coordinate the business of the committee, with agreement among all members, and keep the Executive Committee informed on new developments and suggestions.
Claire is a Lecturer in Policing Studies, and conducted her PhD at Nottingham Trent University. Her PhD thesis explored police officers’ understandings of leadership in the police. Claire is also an Associate Inspector for Leadership with HMICFS. Prior to beginning her PhD, Claire held research positions at The Police Foundation in London and the criminal justice research consultancy, Morgan Harris Burrows. Her research interests include police leadership; recruitment, selection and promotion in the police; leadership training and development; and police occupational culture.
Secretary of the Postgraduate Committee
Get in touch with Sarah
Sarah recently completed her PhD in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York, with support from an ESRC scholarship. Her work examines the accessibility of local youth justice services, and whether young people’s social inequalities can be exacerbated as a consequence of their youth justice journey making. Sarah’s other main research interests relate to new mobilities paradigm, sustainability and the use of visual methods with groups considered to be ‘hard to reach’.
Gareth Addidle – Lecturer, University of Plymouth
Get in touch with Gareth
Gareth’s research degree is about community planning and community safety partnerships within Strathclyde and he is also the secretary of the BSC South West branch. His wider research interests include policing, community safety partnerships and restorative justice. He has recently secured a lecturing post at the University of Plymouth.
Addidle, G. (2009) Review of ‘Municipal Policing’ by Daniel Donnelly (2008), in Criminal Justice Scotland Website.
Frondigoun, L. & Addidle, G. (2009) An Evaluation of the Inverclyde Initiative. Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University.
Addidle, G. (2009) ‘Performance Management and the Single Outcome Agreement: New accountabilities for the Scottish Police’. Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Cardiff (July).
Addidle, G. (2010) ‘Off the Record: Methodological challenges in researching the police’. Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Leicester( July).
Roxanna Dehaghani, University of Leicester
Get in touch with Roxanna
Roxanna is a third year PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester. Her research explores how police custody officers implement the appropriate adult (AA) safeguard for vulnerable adults suspected of committing a criminal offence(s). Through non-participant observation and semi-structured interviewing, Roxanna has explored how police custody officers define and identify vulnerability, and why they implement the AA safeguard.
Roxanna is interested in police decision-making, how vulnerability is interpreted within various contexts, and how different jurisdictions approach vulnerability and police custody. She is also more broadly interested in criminology, the criminal process, youth justice, and disability studies.
Nicola Harding – Manchester Metropolitan University
Get in touch with Nicola
Nicola is a first year PhD student within the department of Sociology, funded by a departmental studentship. Her research looks at the everyday experiences of being subject to community punishment and sanctions following the report ‘Transforming Rehabilitation – a strategy for reform‘, which initiated the part-privatisation of the probation service in England and Wales. In order to capture such experiences Nicola uses participatory action research with innovative visual qualitative methods.
Joseph Payne, University of Westminster
Social Media Lead
Get in touch with Joe
Joseph ‘Joe’ Payne has recently submitted his PhD for examination at the University of Westminster. His thesis title was ‘An Analysis of the Deportation Process of British Citizens Convicted of a Sexual Offence(s) Overseas’. His thesis was developed with input from a number of organisations including the Metropolitan Police Service, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Criminal Records Office (ACRO). In his PhD research he conducted interviews with senior policing officials, support workers and the deported sex offenders themselves.
He also has experience in the criminal justice field from the then UK Border Agency’s Criminal Casework Directorate, Hampshire and London Probation Services, and is currently a Research Intern with Hampshire Constabulary.
His research interests are sex offenders and sex crime, risk, violence against officers, and deportations.
Jayne Price, University of Liverpool
Get in touch with Jayne
Jayne is a first year PhD student within the department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool. Her research explores the ‘pathways and transitions between juvenile and adult penal institutions’. The research project is a CASE studentship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and is in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.
Jayne’s primary research interests are criminal justice policy, juvenile secure estate, prisons, transitions, youth imprisonment and youth justice. In her spare time, Jayne also volunteers within her local Youth Offending Team as a panel member.
Dr Steve Tong – Principal Lecturer in Policing, Canterbury Christ Church University
Get in touch with Steve
Steve completed his PhD at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge in 2005. His research entitled ‘Training the Effective Detective: A case-study examining the role of training in learning to be a detective’, was funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Crime Faculty (NCF). Steve is the Programme Director for an undergraduate policing programme and is currently working on publications focused on participant observation, crime investigation and police training. Other research interests include policing, police reform and restorative justice. He has been a member of the BSC since 1998.
Tong, S (2010) ‘Police Discretion: A British Perspective’ in M. Palmiotto & P. Unnithan (eds) Policing & Society: A Global Approach, New York: Cengage Publishing., pp. 43-45, ISBN 13: 9781111128241
Tong. S, Bryant, R & Horvath, M (2009) Understanding Criminal Investigation, Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-72725-6.
Tong. S, O’ Mahoney.J, Bryant, R & Waters, B (2009) Interim Report: An Evaluation of Adult Prison RJ Mediation.
Wood, D & Tong, S (2009) The future of initial police training: a university perspective, International Journal of Police Science and Management, Vol. 11, No. 3, September 2009, pp. 294-305. ISSN: 1478-1603.
Tong, S & Bowling, B., ‘Art, Craft and Science of Detective Work’, Police Journal, 79 (2006), pp. 323-329. Issn 0032258x