BSC Hate Crime Network
June 16, 2021 12.00-16.00
Sport and sporting events can often be the context within which hate crimes happen. Incidents of hate crime connected to 287 football matches in England and Wales were reported in 2019-20, according to Home Office figures. Of those incidents, 75% related to race (214 matches), while 27% related to sexual orientation (78 matches). Compared to the previous season, arrests for racist or indecent chanting more than doubled from 14 to 35, despite hundreds of matches being cancelled or played without fans because of the covid-19 pandemic. The aim of this conference is to discuss the scope of the problem and to identify best strategies to tackle hate crime in football.
12:00 – 12:10pm Welcome – Chair, BSC Hate Crime Network
12:10 – 13:00pm Keynote Speaker – Di Cunningham, Founder of Proud Canaries
13:00 – 14:00pm Panel Session 1: Racism and Islamophobia in football
Chair: Dr Ben Colliver
Professor Imran Awan, Professor in Criminology BCU and Dr Irene Zempi, Senior Lecturer in Criminology NTU
Tajean Hutton, Grassroots Manager, Kick It Out
Arran Williams, Mananger Diversity and Inclusion, FA
14:00 – 14:30pm Break
14:30 – 15:30pm Panel session 2: Homophobia and transphobia in football
Chair: Dr Irene Zempi
Dr Ben Colliver, Lecturer in Criminology, BCU
Naomi Reid, Communications Lead and Player, Charlton Invicta F.C.
Dr Michael Seeraj, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Charlton Athletic FC & Trust/Chair, English Football League (EFL) Regional EDI Forum
15:30 – 15:45pm Close – Chair, BSC Hate Crime Network
BSC Hate Crime Network
Wednesday 23rd June, 2021 – Dr David Wilkin: From Town to Gown: Are we purely academics?
Abstract: Why do we want to be researchers? For personal kudos, for money, perhaps to achieve social change? Whatever our motivation, at some point we must settle on a research question to ask. We commit to solving a problem and in doing so, we set a course for the rest of our lives.
For years we dedicate ourselves to be completely taken over by that topic, it becomes our friend, our enemy and our challenge. Eventually, we become subject matter experts. We move from the questioner to the questioned, we provide knowledge and inspire change. We move from learner to teacher. People look to us for leadership, for help and hope. But what duty do we owe? Did we merely visit our topic, collect the prize, and move out – or do we owe a duty to society? Are we more than just research tourists? In this session, David will be discussing our positions of privilege and what we can give back to society.
Crime and Harm: Challenges of social and global justice?
Dates: 7-9 July, 2021
The BSC and the Open University are delighted to have received a bumper number of abstracts from around the world. The organising team is currently developing the conference progamme.
Spaces at the conference are limited but a general sale of tickets will be available prior to the conference if we do not reach our limit. Please watch this site for further updates.
BSC Vulnerability Research Network
Vulnerability Flash Talks
Online, July 13, 2021 between 10am and 11.30am.
The British Society of Criminology Vulnerability Research Network offers a means for discussion, critical analysis, and knowledge sharing among diverse and dispersed members of the British Society of Criminology and others. The network seeks to advance understandings and stimulate debate on vulnerability across the spheres of research, policy and practice and foster opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange.
As such, we are holding an event comprising flash talks for people interested in sharing their interests/ideas and keen to collaborate. We would like to invite our members/followers to register to give a 3 minute lightening talk and to take part discussions. Your talk can summarise your interests in, reflections or ideas about vulnerability research, research to date and/or thoughts that you have about collaborative research. There will then be the opportunity for oral discussions with other attendees.
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BSC Historical Criminology International Networking Event
Dates: 14th and 15th July
Times: 6-8pm AEST, 8-10pm NZST, 9-11am BST
Registration is open for this free, international networking and discussion event, hosted jointly by the BSC Historical Criminology Network and the Australian and New Zealand Historical Criminology Network.
Over two short meetings on 14 and 15 July, we will bring together scholars for an opportunity to meet others with similar research interests in historical criminology. This will be an occasion to discuss how we might think and work differently, to discuss research in progress or in the pipeline, and to connect with colleagues from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
There is a variety of sessions planned so attendees can drop in and out of sessions as suits their interests. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes and will be led jointly by members of the British and the Australian & New Zealand networks. Sessions include:
- PhD and ECR support
- Digital data methods and historical criminology
- Researching recent histories
- Decolonisation and indigenisation
- Criminalisation and policing of women
- Vulnerabilities of victims in the criminal justice system
For further information and to register please email either David Churchill (email@example.com) or Vicky Nagy (Vicky.Nagy@utas.edu.au) by Wednesday 7 July, indicating which session(s) you would like to join. We look forward to seeing many of you there!
BSC Hate Crime Network
Researching within hate studies
Wednesday 18th August, 2021 – Emily Wertans : The forgotten victims of hate crime: How can hate scholars engage with homeless victims?
Abstract: As a group that stands outside of the formal protected characteristics of hate crime, homeless people are scarcely recognised as victims of prejudice within the UK. However, there are numerous accounts of targeted hostility directed towards people on the basis of their perceived homeless status. Nonetheless, hate scholars, victimisation researchers and politicians have not attempted to meaningfully engage with this group to better understand their experiences and needs. This presentation and the research that underpins it aims to address what we know about targeted hostility against the homeless, why there is so little attention on it and how can research be conducted to bridge this gap.
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This discussion group at Oxford University aims to extend criminology’s gaze and horizons, raising awareness of distinct patterns and trends of crime, justice and punishment experienced in peripheral countries and contexts. In addition to discussing methodological and theoretical issues on doing research beyond the core countries, providing tools to think the Centre, the Periphery, and their relations, we also discuss the unequal relations of power and knowledge production between Global South and North and its effects in contemporary criminological knowledge.
June 16, 2021 – Contributions from South Asia: A Hybrid Model of Formal and Informal Justice in Afghanistan, Ali Wardak,University of South Wales
June 23, 2021 – The state of criminology in East Asia, Jianhong Liu,University of Macau
Our meetings/events have been held online and are all free and open to the public. We have already hosted Prof Maximo Sozzo (recording available here) and Prof Kerry Carrington.
Online | Free to attend
The third and final webinar in our series on COVID-19 in prisons will look to the future.
It will discuss strategies to prevent and manage pandemics in prisons going forward based on the learning from COVID-19, including what governance and accountability structures need to be in place to ensure public health is always prioritised.
- Chantal Edge – Public Health Registrar and National Institute of Health Research Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (University College London Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health)
- Nasrul Ismail – Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
- Dr Éamonn O’Moore – MD MPH FFPH, National Lead for Health & Justice, Public Health England and Director UK Collaborating Centre World Health Organisation Health in Prisons Programme (European Region)
Online | Free to attend | Donations welcome
June 16, 2021
The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies and the Accounting Group in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Portsmouth, are pleased to present their annual conference. The conference will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the very latest issues in fraud and forensic accounting.
The conference this year will feature the following keynote speakers:
Dr Cassandra Cross, from the Queensland University of Technology – Romance Fraud
David Woolf – The Behaviours of Organised Cyber Criminals
Professor Robert Barrington, Sussex University – The Governance of Corruption in the UK: who is in charge?
Rebecca Fitzhugh, Sobelco, USA – Integrity Monitors and Combatting Fraud and Corruption in Major Construction Projects
Other confirmed speakers include: Jim Gee, Peter Ticker, Mike Betts and many more.
A debate on future structure of the police to deal with fraud and economic crime.
A full programme is available on the registration page.
All are welcome to join us for the webinar and discussion afterwards. To attend the event please register for the event below. This is an online event . The webinar link will be sent to participants prior to the event.
If you have any questions please contact Mark Button (Mark.Button@port.ac.uk)
Online | Free to attend
June 17, 2021
In February 2019, the Home Secretary appointed Professor Dame Carol Black to undertake an independent review of drugs to inform the government’s thinking on what more can be done to tackle the harm that drugs cause. Dame Carol shared Part 1 of her drugs review with Academy members in October 2020 and now returns to outline findings from the 2nd part of her analysis. Her conclusion is that the public provision we currently have for prevention, treatment and recovery is not fit for purpose and urgently needs repair. Dame Carol believes a whole-system approach is needed, with demand reduction a key component to drive down the profitability of the market.
In this seminar Dame Carol will discuss concrete proposals, that are deliverable within this parliament, to achieve this.
Please note you must be a member of the Academy to attend an event. Membership is free and you will be prompted to join when registering for this event.
Online | Free to attend
June 24-25, 2021
This workshop is co-hosted by the Global Criminal Justice Hub of the Oxford Centre for Criminology (United Kingdom), and the Programa Delito y Sociedad, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina).
This workshop is a response to the historical Northern, Western-centric feature of criminology and the unequal relations of subordination and dependency which has shaped the production of knowledge in the field. It aims to bring contemporary changes and historical continuities in punishment in peripheral countries into the centre of the discussion. We welcome contributions which engage with punishment at peripheral contexts, broadly speaking, and shed light into the complexities of penal trends in these societies, both in relation to change but also persistence, describing and explaining them from different methodological and theoretical perspectives. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the legacies of imperialism and colonialism in order to understand contemporary penality in postcolonial contexts as well as the importance of travels from the central countries of penal ideas and techniques that influenced penal practices in peripheral contexts.
See website for more details
Hybrid or Online | Free to attend
June 30, 2021
This event brings together academics from Criminology, Social Science, and Social Justice with practitioners from the third sector to share leading research and practice that supports desistance and builds social capital for marginalised groups. The event is hosted by Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law and focuses on contemporary understandings and approaches to support desistance and raise aspiration.
Confirmed Speakers include:
* Professor Peter Raynor, Swansea University
* Professor Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow
* Ms Emma Jones, C.E.O. Include UK Who We Are – Include (include-uk.com) and recipient of the Howard League Community Champion award 2020
* Mr Mark Jones, Director, Higher Plain Research & Education Higher Plain Research & Education | Ethical – Value Based – Professional (higherplainresearchandeducation.co.uk)
* Mr Clayton Planter, C.E.O. Street2Boardroom
* Mr Nick Corrigan, Director, Media Academy Cymru, winners of Welsh Government Youth Work Excellence Award 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 http://www.mediaacademycardiff.org
* Ms Gayle Prideaux, Ph.D. ESRC DTP Criminology Student, Swansea University
* Dr Gemma Morgan, Swansea University
* Associate Professor Debbie Jones, Swansea University
The presentations will discuss theoretical and empirical perspectives and conceptualisations of desistance, as well as practical examples of how organisations are implementing social capital building approaches into front-line service delivery. As such, the event will appeal to academics and practitioners interested in desistance and innovative, people-centered ways to support service users to build social capital.
Please email any queries to:
Associate Professor Debbie Jones | Department of Criminology
Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law | Swansea University
Online | Free to attend
July 7, 2021
Part of the University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Studies’ workshop series.
This workshop will explore ‘online harms’ in youth digital culture. There is ongoing public and political debate around protecting young people from online harms and the risks connected to their use of digital media. These risks and harms relate to sex and relationships, exploitation and grooming, (cyber)bullying and harassment, ‘addiction’ and overuse of digital media, among other issues.
The call for contributors is now open and registrations will open on 22nd March.
Professor Andy Phippen, University of Plymouth
Professor Emma Bond, University of Suffolk
Dr Emily Setty, University of Surrey
Dr Emily Setty, Department of Sociology
Online | Free to attend