BSC Victims Network
- About the group
- Forthcoming Events
- Past Events
- Joining and staying in touch
- Contact the Network
Dr Pamela Davies
The BSC Victims Network was formed in March 2014 bringing together those who have interests around victims of crime and social harm, survivors and resilience.
It has its own website: https://bscvictimsnetwork.wordpress.com/
We also have our own curated newspaper: http://paper.li/VictimsNetwork/1398965817
The specific aims of the BSC Victims Network are to:
- be a vehicle for initiating contact and keeping in touch with members across the discipline with a specific interest in victims of crime and social harm, survivors and resilience;
- provide a forum for debate about issues relating to victims of crime and social harm, survivors and resilience nationally and internationally;
- engage with policy-makers and practitioners in order to inform decision-making and practice within governmental and non-governmental organisations;
- facilitate and promote theory development and research into victims of crime and social harm, survivors and resilience;
- provide an arena for information exchange, critical analysis and debate across the research, policy and practice communities – nationally and internationally;
- encourage networking between academics, researchers, practitioners and students;
- advance understanding of victims of crime and social harm, survivors and resilience;
- develop a space on the BSC website to include the specialist BSC Victims Network alongside, and to complement, the existing specialist BSC Networks;
- look for opportunities to secure research or consultancy income.
Dr Samantha Bricknell, Principal Research Analyst, Human Trafficking and Slavery/Violence Research Programs, Australian Institute of Criminology
Hannah Bows, Postgraduate Researcher (PhD), University of
Dr Pamela Davies, (Chair), Teaching Fellow and Director of Criminology at Northumbria University
Dr Marian Duggan, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University, Geelong Campus and Visiting Academic at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford University
Dr Matthew Hall, Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice, University of Sheffield
Dr Vicky Heap, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Helen Jones, British Society of Criminology
Kirsty McGregor, Doctoral Candidate, Centre of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Manchester
Violence, Culture and Victimhood
Thu, 11 May 2017 at 10:00
The North West British Society of Criminology Seminar Series 2016-17, in conjunction with University of Liverpool’s International Criminological Research Unit (ICRU) and the BSC National Victims Network, present a Day Symposium on:
Violence, Culture and Victimhood
Location: University of Liverpool, The Foresight Centre
10am: Registration and arrival, including tea and coffee
10.30am ‐ 12pm: Opening speakers: Brad Evans (University of Bristol) and Martin Hoondeart (University of Tilburg) chaired by Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool)
12pm ‐ 1.30pm: Networking and lunch
1.30pm ‐ 3pm: Parallel paper sessions (see call for papers below)
3pm ‐ 4.15pm: Closing plenary: Pamela Davies, (Northumbria University) chair Gabe Mythen (University of Liverpool)
4.15pm – 4.30pm: Closing remarks: Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool)
4.30pm – 5.30pm: Farewell reception, including wine and refreshments sponsored by the BSC National Victims Network
We would be delighted to receive proposals for papers, particularly from postgraduate and early career researchers, on the following themes:
Places for this event are limited and preference will be given to those whose papers have been accepted for presentation. This event is free of charge but you must register to attend.
Future events are also announced in the BSC bi-monthly bulletin.
BSC Victims Network Conference 12 January 2017 ‘Victim Policy and Support: Past, Present and Future’
Speakers included Vera Baird QC Police and Crime Commissioner Northumbria, Graham Strange Victim Care and Advice Services, Cleveland, Zoe Jackson, Aurora New Dawn, Hampshire, Professor Marianne Hester, Dr Jacki Tapley, Dr Elaine Wedlock, and Professor Matthew Hall.
Wednesday 16 March Paul Biddle and Dr Jamie Harding: Criminal Justice From Beginning to End: Street Triage to Miscarriages of Justice.
Wednesday 20 April Dr Matt Jones and PhD student James Pickles: Sexualities and Crime.
Teaching Victimology: Innovations and Issues took place – very fittingly – on Armistice Day, Tuesday 11th November at Sheffield Hallam
University where we were all observers of the Two Minute Silence. The British Society of Criminology (BSC) Networks for Learning & Teaching and Victims joined forces to host this one day event to explore and share good practice in the teaching of victimology. Following a welcome to Sheffield Hallam and the Department of Law and Criminology from Sital Dhillon, Dr Helen Jones, Chair of the Learning and Teaching Network, gave a very upbeat introduction urging us all to abide by her own three core simple but effective values: Ask, Be tenacious and Be kind! The day comprised a variety of sessions including: ‘Innovations’ where members of the criminology team from Sheffield Hallam discussed the teaching approaches that secured success in the 2014 BSC
Excellence in Teaching Criminology Award, ‘Teaching Victimology andProfessional Practice’ where Anne Robinson discussed ‘Probation Views on Victims and Victimisation’ and Liz Smart explored how to turn threats into opportunities in the provocatively titled paper ‘How swingeing legal aid cuts threatened the basic right of victim’s to seek legal redress and risked breaching their fundamental human rights’.
Joining and staying in touch
Term of office per member would be expected to be three years. Elections would be held on a regular basis for new members to the steering group.
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Contact the Network
Dr Pamela Davies
Websites of interest
World Society of Criminology – http://www.worldsocietyofvictimology.org/