Key benefits

Members (categories 1-6 & 9) receive subscription to the Society’s official journal Criminology & Criminal Justice including on-line access to the archives.  Full members also receive the British Journal of Criminology

  • Regular e-bulletins and newsletters with information on criminological vacancies, events and news
  • BSC members are entitled to discounted rates to attend BSC events (including the annual conference)
  • BSC members are eligible to submit nominations for the annual Outstanding Achievement Award
  • BSC members are eligible to be nominated for the prestigious British Society of Criminology Book Prize (£500)
  • BSC members are eligible to be nominated for the New Scholar Award in memory of Professor Brian Williams (£250)
  • BSC members are eligible to be nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice award
  • BSC members are eligible to be nominated for the Policing Network awards
  • BSC members can apply for Innovation Fund money for holding events and seminars – see Members’ Area for details
  • Eligible for membership of one of the Society’s specialist networks to share knowledge and attend bespoke events
  • Support and advice on ethical and professional matters
  • Discounts with publishers (see below)
  • Reciprocal arrangements with other societies (see below)

Discounts with publishers (see Members’ Area for codes):

  • Receive 25% discount on all SAGE books
  • 25% discount with Policy Press
  • A 20% discount with Cambridge University Press
  • 25% off and free P&P on all Jones & Bartlett learning books
  • 20% discount from Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)

For UK postgraduate (PhD student) members:

  • The Postgraduate Committee provides a network for postgraduate students to organise events, share common interests and problems (see Postgraduate page)
  • Members can apply for a postgraduate bursary to attend the annual conference free of charge.
  • Members are eligible for the postgraduate paper and postgraduate poster prizes
  • Each year the annual conference includes a ‘pre-conference’ for postgraduate students to examine the issues that are most pertinent to them.

For UK graduate membership (category 6)

This is aimed at graduating students and can be purchased by a family member or friend. Renewable annually for a maximum of three years (at which time a request to upgrade to Associate or Full membership will be considered).

Included:

  • Regular e-bulletins and newsletters with information on criminological vacancies, events and news
  • Access to the members area of the website
  • BSC graduate members are entitled to discounted rates to attend BSC events (including the annual conference)
  • BSC graduate members are eligible to nominate for the Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice award
  • Eligible for membership of the Society’s specialist networks to share knowledge, network and attend bespoke events
  • Support and advice on ethical and professional matters
  • Discounts with publishers
  • Reciprocal arrangements with other societies: for example discounted conference fees to British Sociological Association and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual conferences

For UK Masters and undergraduate members (categories 7 & 8):

There are individual and group memberships for Masters level and undergraduate students within the criminology/criminal justice community at educational institutions. Student membership is open to students who are following an approved course of study (at undergraduate or postgraduate level)  and will on successful completion lead to progression to one of the higher membership grades. Renewable annually for a maximum of three years (at which time a request to upgrade to Associate or Full membership will be considered)

This membership package is designed for the specific needs of students – our future criminal justice professionals – and offers student members a solid foundation on which to build their careers and gain credibility. Once their studies are complete, they can upgrade membership to Associate or Full.

Groups (category 8) – for one annual fee, every group member will have:

  • Online access to regular e-bulletins and newsletters with information on vacancies, events and news
  • One hard copy of the CCJ journal to be mailed to a designated person for sharing.
  • Access to numerous free BSC seminars and events
  • Access to the members area of the website
  • Discounted rates to attend BSC events (including the annual conference)
  • Eligibility to nominate for the Excellence in Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice award
  • Eligibility to discounts with publishers

Group Costs

10-50 students £200 pa

51-100 students £300 pa

101 – 200 students £500 pa

Special considerations:

Either the Head of Department, Programme Leader, or the lead contact for the package must be a member of the BSC with at least one-year good standing. Student members can only be added once during the membership year.

Students must be enrolled in an accredited university programme (undergraduate full or joint OR Masters – not by Research) which meets the QAA Criminology Benchmarks.

Individual UK Student (category 7)

As above but no paper copy of CCJ

Group UK Insitutional (category 9)

Applicants should be from a UK HEI, or a criminal justice related statutory or voluntary sector organisation. Please email info@britsoccrim.org for full details.

Reciprocal Relationships:

We have reciprocal agreements with a number of organisations. For members, this means they can attend the other organisations’ events at the other organisations’ reduced member rate, and vice-versa.

The BSC has reciprocal agreements with:

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