BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network
- About the group
- Forthcoming Events
- Previous Events
- Joining and staying in touch
- Contact the Network
The Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network has its own blog – https://wccjn.wordpress.com/
Marisa Silvestri – M.Silvestri@kent.ac.uk
Crime, victimisation and control are profoundly gendered issues. Since the 1970s, research has documented the significance of gendered inequalities as they affect women as offenders/lawbreakers, victims and criminal justice professionals. Such scholarship is also underpinned by feminist theory and politics and seeks to document and challenge gendered inequality, especially in relation to criminal justice institutions. The network exists to support scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice, and to foster research of the highest standard. In addition to promoting scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice, the network also aims to support women as criminological scholars.
The specific aims of the network are:
- To foster research and scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of women, crime and criminal justice, nationally and internationally.
- To promote scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice within the network, the British Society of Criminology and in public debate.
- To engage policy makers and practitioners to ensure that cutting edge research can inform decision-making and practice within government and non-governmental organisations.
- To support the career development of its members, cognisant that challenges faced by women are also cross cut with other social inequalities (for example, ethnicity, sexuality, and age).
April 12, 2019 – London
Inspired by burgeoning developments in creative and innovative methodologies in criminology, the third annual WCCJN ‘critical conversations’ event will explore contemporary research on women and gender.
This one-day conference will showcase innovative ways of doing and communicating criminological research via visual methods, arts and documents and the positioning of the researcher therein.
Since its inception, researching women in criminology has demanded careful and critical attention to issues of power and politics. We intend that this one-day event continues this critical tradition by tackling questions such as: how can we make research that is meaningful? How can research representations contest marginalisation, stigmatisation and injustice? How can innovative and creative approaches to research help us better capture intransigent concepts like justice or harm?
See website for further details
Download pdf of flyer here
Future events are announced in the bi-monthly bulletin.
Monday April 30, 2018
Our one day conference on ‘Women as Victim-Offenders: Negotiating the Paradox’ is part of the WCCJ Network Series of Critical Conversations in Criminology and Gender.
Organised by the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network (British Society of Criminology), supported by Department of Sociology, City, University of London and the University of Essex
This conference provided a space for academics and practitioners working with women offenders to discuss and negotiate the paradox of victimization and offending.
Speakers and Panels included:
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jo Phoenix
Academic Constructions and Problems of Doing Research
Speakers: Dr Gemma Birkett, Dr Susan Batchelor and Dr Jo Roberts
Law and Policy Constructions
Speakers: Drs Emma Milne and Karen Brennan, Liz Hogarth and Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe
Speakers: Dr Charlotte Barlow, Dr Karen Evans, Dr Margaret Malloch
Panel members: Professor Frances Heidensohn, Dr Jennifer Fleetwood, Dr Jackie Turton and Dr Serena Wright
This was a free event and was open to both members and non-members of the WCCJ.
Tuesday May 1, 2018
BSC Postgraduate Committee in association with BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 (BST), London, United Kingdom
Conference July 2017
Anastasia Chamberlen (2016) ‘Embodying Prison Pain: Women’s experiences of self-injury in prison and the emotions of punishment’, Theoretical Criminology.
Members only event – 8 May 2017
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.
We have a new Blog, please give us a visit – https://wccjn.wordpress.com/
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@kent.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/