BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network
Marisa Silvestri, Kingston University – M.Silvestri@kingston.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).
Future events are announced in the bi-monthly bulletin.
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.
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/