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. The bid to tender is available in the members area of this website. Closing: October 16, 2019
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
This month the book draw giveaway is ‘The Emerald Handbook of Narrative Criminology’, by BSC member Jennifer Fleetwood, Lois Presser, Sveinung Sandberg and Thomas Ugelvik. Narrative criminology is an approach to studying crime and other harm that puts stories first. It investigates how such stories are composed, when and why they are told and what their effects are. With thanks to Emerald Publishing 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: September’ in the subject line. The closing date is September 30, 2019. The draw will be made October 1, 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 August was Mixed Methods in Criminology, by Vicky Heap and Jaime Waters. The winner was BSC member Malcolm Nelson.
Policing and the Public – Free conference place
November 26, 2019
The Police Foundation’s 2019 annual conference will explore the role of community engagement and its importance to the challenges and opportunities the police face, both now and in the future.
BSC members can enter a draw for a free conference place. Answer the question: ‘when was the Police Foundation established’? Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org A winner will be drawn from the entries at the end of September.
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