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 nearly 60 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas.
The BSC Annual Conference 2019 was in Lincoln
The BSC Annual Conference 2020 will be in Liverpool – details to follow.
The BSC invites tenders from academic or related institutions for the organisation of the summer 2021 and summer 2022 BSC Annual Conferences. Click here for Invitation to Tender– opens as a pdf
The British Society of Criminology is seeking expressions of interest in becoming the next Editors for our journal Criminology & Criminal Justice to serve for a period of five years beginning September 2020. An announcement will be made during the BSC Annual Conference and the bid to tender is available in the members area of this website.
BJC Virtual Issue 2019
Public Criminologies: Community, Conflict and Justice
Sundari Anitha, Katie Strudwick
This special collection of BJC articles has been curated in accordance with the British Society of Criminology’s 2019 annual conference theme: ‘Public Criminologies: Community, Conflict and Justice’.
If you want to submit an article for the blog, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see our event calendar which includes a range of free regional events.
Please explore our site to find information about the Society and its regional and network activities, links to other events, calls for papers, research (including, QAA benchmarks, ethical statement and websites of potential use to criminologists), and a jobs board of current vacancies in criminology.
If you are interested in becoming a member, you can apply from the Membership page. Membership includes a personal subscription to the Society’s official journal Criminology & Criminal Justice and, for most categories of membership, subscription to The British Journal of Criminology.
BSC Members Book Draw
Mixed Methods in Criminology, by Vicky Heap and Jaime Waters
Mixed Methods in Criminology is the first book to bring together the discipline of criminology with the mixed methods research strategy, which has become increasingly prominent within criminological teaching and research. With thanks to Routledge for supporting the BSC book draw.
This draw is open to all BSC members. To enter the book prize draw, please email email@example.com with ‘Prize Draw: August’ in the subject line. The closing date is August 31, 2019. The draw will be made September 2, 2019. All entries are checked as being BSC members and then drawn randomly. We only contact the winner directly. Notice of the winner will be made in the BSC bulletin, the website and on Twitter.
The prize in July was The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology 4e
This was won by BSC Member Jayne Price.
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