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. An innovation at the conference was a series of vodcasts which were were recorded to capture the voices of the delegates. Watch the whole series here. Maybe you can start by watching Prof Peter Squires, University of Brighton (BSC President, 2016-2019)
The BSC Annual Conference 2020 will be in Liverpool.
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
This blog article Celebrating Survival is by David Best (Chair of the BSC Prison Research Network) and reviews “Prison: A survival guide” by Carl Cattermole. There are two books to be won by entering the draw (see the blog for more details).
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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
The Politics of the Police, Fifth Edition, Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner, and James W E Sheptycki. Regarded as leading figures in the field, the authors draw upon the findings of police research to provide readers with a fascinating critique of the history, sociology, and politicisation of the police.
With thanks to Oxford University Press 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: October’ in the subject line. The closing date is October 31, 2019. The draw will be made Monday November 4, 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 September was ‘The Emerald Handbook of Narrative Criminology’, by Jennifer Fleetwood, Lois Presser, Sveinung Sandberg and Thomas Ugelvik. The winner was BSC member Sophie Mitchell.
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 member Sarah Charman won this draw. Congratulations to her.
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