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

Fading Bars, Lingering Chains: Exploring Women’s Transition from Closed to Open Prison

In this blog Dr Sarah Waite, drawing on her PhD research that explored staff-prisoner relationships and notions of trust, considers the difficulties of transition for female prisoners between the closed prison and the open prison.

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

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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 – June 2024

This month’s book draw is for Vold’s Theoretical Criminology (2024), Bernard et al. Thank you to Oxford University Press for supporting the BSC book draw.

Full information in the members’ area here.

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Events

BSC Learning and Teaching Network Seminar Series – 26 June 2024

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

Jobs – Closing soon

Research Manager – Prison Reform Trust. London/Remote. Closing date: 27 June 2024.

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

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