Welcome to the British Society of Criminology

The British Society of Criminology aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.  The Society has been in existence for 60 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas.
Read the latest BSC blog

Prisons: History and Current Policy. 

Susanna Menis delves into the historical evolution of English prisons in the 18th and 19th centuries, examining the unexpected shifts that transformed prisons into primary penalties. The review uncovers the fascinating origins of modern prison penalties and the role of historical analysis in shaping effective and informed policy decisions

If you want to submit an article for the blog, please contact us on info@britsoccrim.org

Join the British Society of Criminology

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can find out more on the 
Membership page or click the button above. 

Membership includes a range of benefits from networking opportunities, funding, awards and personal subscription to the Society’s official journal ‘Criminology & Criminal Justice’ and subscription to the ‘British Journal of Criminology’.

Latest News

Members’ Book Draw – Feb 2024

This month’s book draw is for Racism, Violence and Harm: Ideology, Media and ResistanceEditors: Monish Bhatia, Scott Poynting, Waqas Tufail. Thank you to Palgrave for supporting the BSC book draw.

Full information in the members’ area here.

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Latest News

BSC Historical Criminology Network – seminar series – 6 March 2024

Full information on all events can be found on the Events page.

Jobs – Closing soon

Assistant Professor in Sociology, Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA),  Durham University. Closing 11 March 2024.

A full list of Jobs can be found on the Jobs page

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