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
Now in its Sixth Edition, this remains the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the penal system, providing students with an incisive, critical account of the punitive, managerial and humanitarian approaches to criminal justice. Fully updated to cover the most recent changes in the Criminal Justice System, the new edition:
- Outlines contemporary policy debates on sentencing, staffing, youth custody and overcrowding.
- Explores growing inequalities in the criminal justice system including issues of race, religion, gender and sexuality, with new content on faith, and transgender prisoners.
- Considers the impact of privatisation on the probation service.
- Discusses the most recent debates around the parole process, including high-profile cases and attempts at reform.
The book is supported by online resources for lecturers and students, including chapter PowerPoints, seminar plans, summaries of key legislative acts and bills, White Papers, consultation papers and official reports, regular updates on policy developments, a glossary, useful weblinks and links to further reading.
To enter this book prize draw, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Prize Draw: January’ in the subject line. The closing date is January 31, 2020. The draw will be made Monday February 3, 2020. 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.
December Bumper Christmas Draw
With thanks to all publishers for supporting the BSC book draw throughout the year.
Winners include: Rosie Erol, Tara Quinlan, Jenny Fleming Kevin Hoffin, Anthony Ellis, Steven Cammiss, Simon Winlow, Mandy Shaw, Emma Milne, Emily Setty, Leah Burch, Martina Feilzer, Jon Tate, Christine Magill, Louise Livesey, Stephen Parrott, Krros Hadjisergis, Kerry Hannigan and Jane Healy.
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