We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Conference will be hosted by the University of Surrey
June 28 – July 1, 2022
Reimagining Criminological Futures: New Criminologies in a Changing World.
The Centre for Criminology is world renowned for criminological expertise and robust, policy relevant research on crime and crime control.
More information will follow.
Advance Warning – Invitation to Tender to Host the BSC Annual Conference 2023-2025 – COMING SOON
If you enjoyed the 2021 conference and think your institution could host our annual event – now is the time to start planning! We will shortly be releasing an invitation to tender to host the three conferences from 2023-2025. To make our future conferences as inclusive and as green as possible we would like to host hybrid face to face/online events. Full details, including the application form, will be released in September. In the meantime, we have published our Criteria for Assessing Tenders (pdf opens in new window) to provide an early indication of what we’re looking for.
Informal enquiries can be directed to our Conferences Committee Chair Dr Vicky Heap: V.Heap@shu.ac.uk
Previous recent conferences
The BSC and the Open University collaborated to bring you our first fully online conference – more information about the conference, the programme, network activities, plenary speakers, prizes, together with a special edition of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a range of social events is now available:
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.