BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network
Marisa Silvestri, Kingston University – M.Silvestri@kingston.ac.uk
Since the 1970s, when several groundbreaking studies were published on women and crime, studying women as suspects, defendants, offenders, victims and professionals has been an important part of the criminological enterprise. Work on women encompasses the whole range of criminological enquiry: theory building, empirical study and policy and practice development. Reference to gender enhances all criminological work including when the research is not explicitly studying women’s offending or victimisation. This network will facilitate the exchange of work and ideas relating to women, crime and criminal justice and provide the wider criminological community with a ‘home’ and a voice within the Society.
The specific aims of the network are:
- To provide a forum for debate about issues relating to women, crime and criminal justice nationally and internationally;
- To facilitate and promote theory development and research into women, crime and criminal justice;
- To engage with policy-makers and practitioners in order to inform decision-making and practice within governmental and non-governmental organisations;
- To raise awareness of issues relating to women amongst members of the British Society of Criminology;
- To encourage networking between academics, researchers, practitioners and students;
- To facilitate career advancement amongst its members.
Future events are announced in the bi-monthly bulletin.
Joining and staying in touch
Membership of the network is open to anyone interested in making women visible in the criminal justice system and within the discipline of Criminology.
The WCCJ JISCmail list provides information about forthcoming events and facilitates discussion amongst Network members: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=WCCJ
Contact the Network
Marisa Silvestri – M.Silvestri@kingston.ac.uk
Websites of interest
Voices of Feminism (US-based site) – http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/vof/vof-intro.html
The Women’s Room – http://thewomensroom.org.uk/
Feministing – http://feministing.com/
LeanIn – http://leanin.org/