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.
Dates: 7-9 July, 2021
The BSC and the Open University are delighted to open the call for abstracts. Our aim is to provide space for criminologists to forge critical discussion and debate on a broad range of topics relating to the conference theme.
The conference rate for all delegates will be £50.
Student Bursaries will available and we are currently calling for contributions to the BSC bursary scheme. We would really appreciate your support: https://www.britsoccrim.org/donations/
Covid and the Penal System – Susanna Menis, Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck London University, School of Law.
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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
This month the book draw is for A Bit of a Stretch, by Chris Atkins. With thanks to Atlantic Books for supporting the BSC book draw.
This draw is open to all BSC members. To enter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Prize Draw: March’ in the subject line. The closing date is March 31, 2021. The draw will be made Tuesday April 6, 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.
This month the book draw was for Sex and Crime, by Alexandra Fanghanel et al. The winner was BSC member Ross Bull.
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