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).
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. This will take place on Monday April 30, 2018 at City, University of London EC1V 0HB
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 aims to provide a space for academics and practitioners working with women offenders to discuss and negotiate the paradox of victimization and offending. A range of issues will be explored, such as the problems with dichtomising experiences of offending and victimization; ensuring experiences of choice and agency are understood when exploring women’s experiences; the role of feminism and the impact this has on the development and analysis of such work and research; and the potential impact that academic research may have on policy and practice within this context. The conference will provide the opportunity to hear from established academics in this field, emerging research and work in this area and contribute to group discussions regarding future directions. Speakers and Panels include:
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
If you have any questions, please email Dr Gemma Birkett, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a free event and is open to both members and non-members of the WCCJ. Registration via City University website
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
This has an Eventbrite booking page and is free to register.
Book here: Eventbrite
Future events are announced in the bi-monthly bulletin.
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/