BRITISH SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY
CLOSING DATE: 4 December 2018
Nominations are invited for the role of Vice President of the British Society of Criminology.
We are also seeking expressions of interest in becoming the next Postgraduate Committee chair or co-chair and Public Relations Committee chair.
The British Society of Criminology is governed by an Executive Committee, supported by eight sub-committees. The Executive Committee, which meets up to four times per year, is formed of the five officers of the Society (President, Vice President, Executive Secretary, Treasurer & Company Secretary), together with the Chairs of its main committees and specialist networks, and the President Elect and Immediate Past President if applicable.
The following positions are also coming to the end of a three-year tenure and are due for re-election but we are not actively seeking replacements. Members can however put themselves forward.
- Prizes Committee chair
- Publications Committee chair
- Regional Groups and Specialist Networks Committee chair
- Professional Affairs and Ethics Committee chair
At the AGM this summer we agreed to renew the tenure of our current Company Secretary on a 12-monthly basis beyond the usual six year maximum. If any member is interested in taking this role from July 2019, they are invited to contact the BSC office.
The role of Vice President is tenable for three years not renewable. The role was established at the 2015 AGM
The Vice President role is stipulated under our Constitution to be an Officer of the Society. Under paragraph 25.2 of the BSC constitution, candidates must be elected from constituencies A or B.
|A||Academic||Persons engaged full or part-time in any institution of higher education as a teacher or researcher who can demonstrate an interest in the study of criminology or a subject which has connections with it (i.e. sociology of deviance, sociology of law, forensic psychiatry, legal psychology, applied criminal law, etc.).|
|B||Research and Practice||Persons engaged full or part-time by, or in, any organisation, institution, department or foundation on research, administration or practice within the field of criminology or criminal justice or a subject closely connected to it (including researchers and practitioners in governments, local authorities, police and probation departments, etc.)|
|C||Postgraduate||Persons who are studying for a higher educational qualification within the field of criminology or a closely related discipline.|
|D||Other||Any person who can demonstrate an interest in the field of criminology or a related subject who does not fall into categories a, b or c above.|
The other roles are open to members of the wider constituencies but all nominees have to have been a member of the BSC in good standing for at least 12 months by the time of the closing date for nominations.
Please note that the BSC is a company and registered charity and members of the Executive Committee are directors and trustees and registered as such on publicly accessible databases at Companies House and the Charity Commission.
If you would like a copy of the role descriptions or any further information about these roles (or election procedures), please contact BSC Executive Director Dr Charlotte Harris on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination Form (Word Document)