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.

BSC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022 – University of Surrey

Read the latest BSC blog

‘Comparative Criminology: Finally ‘getting its act together’? Comparative criminology has been severely challenged by globalisation. In this blog Prof Claire Hamilton and Prof David Nelken propose an agenda for dealing with these challenges.

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

Join the British Society of Criminology

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can find out more on the Membership page or click the button above. 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’.

BSC on Twitter

The overview I wrote in May of the Tranche 1 / Phase 3 hearings in the #spycops inquiry has now made it onto the blog of the @BritSocCrim policing network https://bscpolicingnetwork.com/2022/11/28/what-did-we-learn-from-the-evidence-given-by-special-branch-managers-to-the-undercover-policing-inquiry/

New BSC Blog: Comparative Criminology: Finally ‘getting its act together’? Comparative criminology has been severely challenged by globalisation. In this blog Prof Claire Hamilton and Prof David Nelken propose an agenda for dealing with these challenges. https://bit.ly/3EKudws

BSC Conference 2023 update! The Conference team at UCLAN @uclanjustice @uclancjp have been working hard behind the scenes and already have a number of exciting and innovative things to report. Find out more on the BSC Conference webpage https://www.britsoccrim.org/conference/

BSC December Book draw. 8 #criminology books this month, which means 8 chances to win! Visit the BSC website members’ area or check out the latest members’ ebulletin for full details of the books and how to enter.

🎧 PhD student Deborah Russo has amassed more than 150 letters from people in Scottish prisons describing their feelings of isolation and how they cope.
Listen to the episode to find out about her research & findings: https://apple.co/3VjPpjW @russo_dea⁩

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Members’ Book Draw – Dec 2022

8 books this month, which means 8 chances to win! Visit the BSC website members’ area or check out the latest members’ ebulletin for full details of the books and how to enter.

Events

BSC Historical Criminology Network Speakers Series – Racist-Gendered State Violence: Punishing Migrant Women and Separating Families. 14 December 2022 (BSC event)

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

Jobs – Closing soon

Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Criminology and Sociology, Birmingham City University. Closing Date: 04 December 2022.

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