Vol. 6. Selected papers from the 2003 British Criminology Conference, Bangor in June 2003
This volume brings together a selection of papers presented at the British Society of Criminology conference held at the University of Bangor in June 2003. The conference, which takes place annually, attracts over 400 delegates from around the world.
Writing just over 30 years ago, Stanley Cohen registered his scepticism and unease about the narrow and parochial character of British criminology. Today, in 2005, the reverse is very much the case: British criminology is shaped by an extravagantly diverse spectrum of perspectives and ‘problematics’. With its spirit of internationalism and solidarity, the British criminology conference is one of the many forces which have colluded with this happy development. As Editors’ of the 2003 journal, it gives us great pleasure to be co-conspirators.
Any presenter at the conference could submit his or her paper for consideration for publication. The papers were subjected to full peer review procedures.