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 2020 will be in Liverpool. Registration opens December 2, 2019.
ONS Research Excellence Award 2019
Professor Andromachi Tseloni, British Society of Criminology Treasurer, won the Research Excellence Award 2019 for her research on which burglary security devices work for whom and in what context. Drawing on statistical analyses of multiple sweeps of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, it identified the best “value for money” security; and those still most at-risk population groups. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Award 2019 recognises and celebrates outstanding innovative research carried out using official data sources to deliver a public benefit to the UK. The awards promote greater awareness and understanding of the data available and the public good achieved by statistical research.
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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. The bid to tender is available in the members area of this website. Closing: February 3, 2020
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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
December Christmas Draw
With thanks to all publishers for supporting the BSC book draw throughout the year.
This draw is open to all BSC members. To enter this book prize draw, please email email@example.com with ‘Prize Draw: Christmas’ in the subject line and say which book(s) you would like to receive. We have multiple copies of some of these, so feel free to ask for more than one.
Disrupting Rape Culture – Alexandra Fanghanel – Bristol/Policy Press
Imaginative Criminology – Lizzie Seal and Maggie O’Neill – Bristol/Policy Press
A Criminology of War? – Ross McGarry and Sandra Walklate – Bristol/Policy Press
The latest issue of Journal of Gender Based Violence – Bristol/Policy Press
The New Gendered Plundering of Africa: Nigerian Prostitution in Italy – Carmela Grillone – Cambridge Scholars
Security and Human Rights – Edited by Benjamin J Goold and Liora Lazarus – Hart
The Use and Abuse of Music – Eleanor Peters – Emerald
Criminology: A Contemporary Introduction – Tony Murphy – SAGE
Criminological Ethnography: An Introduction – James Treadwell – SAGE
Justice Alternatives – Pat Carlen and Leandro Ayres França – Taylor & Francis
Visions of Political Violence – Vincenzo Ruggiero – Taylor & Francis
The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice – Pamela Ugwudike, Hannah Graham et al., – Taylor & Francis
Thinking Seriously about Gangs – Paul Andell – Palgrave
Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web– Editors: Lumsden, Karen, Harmer, Emily – Palgrave.
The closing date is December 31, 2019. All entries are checked as being BSC members and then drawn randomly. We only contact the winners directly. Notice of the winners will be made in the BSC bulletin, the website and on Twitter.
November’s winner was BSC member Sarah Blizzard.
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