Crime and Harm: Challenges of social and global justice?
Dates: 7-9 July, 2021
The Call for Abstracts is now open
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.
To fulfil these conference aims, abstracts can be submitted for a range of delivery modes.
(Please note that you are welcome to submit a single abstract as an individual or a set of abstracts representing a group of people.)
Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and will be published in the conference programme.
- Single Paper Presentation
- Panel Presentation (a set of 3 or 4 papers presented in either slots of 20 or 15 minutes, followed by 20/30 minutes discussion)
- Poster (posters will be displayed throughout the conference)
- Other: please email to let us know if you would like to do something different.
We may have to limit registrations due to capacity, but we will prioritise delegates who are presenting papers. Registration will open early for accepted presenters. Email your abstract to: email@example.com (Please ensure your abstract email contains ‘Annual Conference Abstract’ in the subject field and is in Word format).
The conference rate for all delegates will be £50.
Student Bursaries will available for PhD students who are presenting a paper and are members of the British Society of Criminology.
We are currently calling for contributions to the BSC bursary scheme. Our bursary scheme supports student members to attend conference, gain valuable networking opportunities and improve their skills and knowledge. The conference is also a great opportunity for individuals to share details on their work, often for the first time. We have a vibrant post-graduate community. They would really appreciate your support: https://www.britsoccrim.org/donations/
Previous recent conferences
2020 – Criminology in an Age of Global Injustice(s)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were forced to cancel our 2020 conference which would have been hosted by The University of Liverpool. This decision meant delegates missed the chance to network with their peers and present their research. In recognition of these lost opportunities we wanted to offer some alternative ways of engaging.
2019 – BSC Annual Conference – Lincoln – Public Criminologies: Communities, Conflict and Justice
2018 – BSC Annual Conference – Birmingham – Transforming Criminology: Rethinking Crime in a Changing World
2017 – BSC Annual Conference -Sheffield – Forging Social Justice: Local Challenges, Global Complexities
2014 – BSC Annual Conference – Liverpool – Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole listen?
2011 – BSC Annual Conference – Northumbria – Economies and Insecurities of Crime and Justice
2010 – BSC Annual Conference – Leicester – Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Dilemmas and Diversity in Criminology
2009 – BSC Annual Conference, Cardiff – A Mirror or a Motor? What is Criminology For?
2008 – BSC Annual Conference, Huddersfield – Criminological Futures: Controversies, Developments and Debate
2007 – BSC Annual Conference, London
2006 – BSC Annual Conference, Glasgow
2005 – BSC Annual Conference, Leeds – Re-Awakening the Criminological Imagination
2004 – BSC Annual Conference, Portsmouth
2003 – BSC Annual Conference, Bangor
2002 – BSC Annual Conference, Keele
The BSC conference, previously bi-annual, began to take place annually from 2002
2000 – BSC Annual Conference, Leicester
1999 – BSC Annual Conference, Liverpool
1997 – BSC Conference, Belfast
1995 – BSC Conference, Loughborough
1993 – BSC Conference, Cardiff
1991 – BSC Conference, York
1989 – BSC Conference, Bristol
1987 – BSC Conference, Sheffield
Turning Presentations into Publications
Vicky Heap (Chair), Zöe James, Louise Westmarland, Nic Groombridge, Carina O’Reilly, Kate Strudwick, Charlotte Harris and Helen Jones.