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.
We are pleased to welcome the new Chief Editors for the BSC’s prestigious Journal: Criminology & Criminal Justice.
Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Pamela Ugwudike, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Anita Lavorgna, University of Southampton, UK
We also welcome the new EditorialAssistant: Ashton Kingdon, (University of Southampton) and the two new Book Review Editors: Michelle Newberry (University of Southampton) and Alexandra Wigzell (University of Cambridge). The Journal publishes scholarly articles on all areas of crime and criminal justice: from policing to sentencing, community penalties and prisons; from crime prevention to victims of crime; and from the social impact of crime prevention technologies to the study of social harms. Members of the British Society of Criminology receive priority copies of the CCJ and its archives are accessible online.
We also thank the outgoing team in Scotland -Michele Burman, Margaret Malloch and Laura Piacentini -who have done a superb job in relation to the Journal, with the able assistance of Colin Atkinson as EditorialOfficer.
BSC Blog of the Year Award – 2020
It is with pleasure that we announce the winner of the ‘Blog of the Year Award 2020’.
‘Violence in our Cities’ (published in August 2020), a collaborative blog written by Luke Billingham, Elizabeth Cook, Anthony Ellis and Keir Irwin-Rogers.
The authors are commended for writing an article of contemporary interest, and highlighting the connections between research, policy and practice in an interesting and accessible manner.
If you would like to be considered for the 2021 Blog of the Year award, getting writing now and submit a blog for publication.
White Supremacist Insurgency: The OAS 1961-1963, by Rafe McGregor, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Edge Hill University
Who’s Afraid of Critical Race Theory Today? by Lambros Fatsis, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Brighton
Reforming the Mental Health Act? A Criminal Justice Perspective, by Megan Georgiou and Robert Meadows, both at the University of Surrey
If you want to submit an article for the blog, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 is for Murder Under the Microscope: Serial Killers, Cold Cases and Life as a Forensic Investigator, by James Fraser.
With thanks to Atlantic Books 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: January’ in the subject line. The closing date is January 31, 2021. The draw will be made Monday February 1, 2021. 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.
During December the book draw was for a copy of one of 12 books. Our thanks go to all the publishers who support this initiative throughout the year.
The winners included the following BSC members: Lizi Angel, Alica Stevens, Samantha Burns, Steven Cammiss, Jayne Price, Kate Tudor, Emma Milne, Kerry Harrigan, Selina Robinson, Jo Smith, Yijing Li, Mike Joyce, Louise Livesey and Stephen Parrott.
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