BSC Regional events
Southern branch (Co-organised with the Mannheim Centre)
Further details for all events and registration here:
23 February 2022
Constraints and opportunities in transnational drug markets: A social network analysis of cocaine and heroin supply to Europe
Giulia Berlusconi (Surrey University)
30 March 2022
Forensic Psychologists: Prisons, Power, and Vulnerability
Jason Warr (De Montfort University)
11 May 2022
Policing the ‘savage horde’: Settler masculinities and racist violence in the U.S. Mexico borderlands
Margarita Aragon (Birkbeck, University of London)
8 June 2022
Orderly Britain: How we solve our everyday problems from dog fouling to double parking
Tim Newburn (LSE)
Midlands Branch (and the University of Nottingham’s Criminal Justice Research Centre)
COVID & Imprisonment: BSC & CJRC Event
This free event is planned to take place F2F on campus at the University of Nottingham, 3.30-5.30pm February 24th, 2022. Room: E06 Monica Partridge Building. The event will focus on COVID & Imprisonment.
COVID-permitting, the event will be hybrid – facilitating both F2F and online participation. There will be a short Q&A with the panel, after the five short speeches. There will then be a drinks reception to end the event. If you have any queries, please email: email@example.com
Register for the in-person event (COVID-permitting) on Eventbrite
Join the event online via Teams
Professor Lynn Saunders OBE = Prison leadership during COVID
Dr Olga Suhomlinova = Transgender and non-binary prisoners and COVID
Steve Bravery = COVID prison risk assessment, risk reduction, and remote reviews during COVID
Paula Harriott & PPN = Covid-19 Action Prisons Project: Tracking Innovation, Valuing Experience
Oscar O’Mara = A prison ethnography PhD during COVID
This event is organised by the Midlands branch of the British Society of Criminology (which is led by the universities of Derby, Wolverhampton, and Nottingham) and the University of Nottingham’s Criminal Justice Research Centre. The event organising committee is: Jess Egan (Derby), David Patton (Derby), Mel Jordan (Nottingham), Vicky Kemp (Nottingham), Larissa Sandy (Nottingham), Kate Moss (Derby), Soenita Ganpat (Derby), Yasmin Devi-Mcgleish (Wolverhampton), Kate Williams, (Wolverhampton), Emily Gray (Derby), and Jasper Donelan (Nottingham).
BSC Race Matters Network
Race and Justice Seminar Series
The events will continue to run online for the foreseeable future, so please do register and you’ll be sent ‘joining instructions’ and notified of any relevant changes. Click on event title to find out more:
Thursday 03 February 2022 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday 24 March 2022 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday 28 April 2022 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday 26 May 2022 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday 02 June 2022 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday 30 June 2022 18:00 to 19:30
BSC Learning and Teaching Network
Authentic Assessments in Criminology (2 x presentations, Q&A session)
Wednesday 2 March 2022, 11:00-12:30
The role of a creative assignment in the criminology curriculum – Anna Matczak (The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
This presentation will discuss the role of a creative assignment in a criminology module entitled Crime, Safety & Security, offered at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, and reflect on innovative research dissemination practices in the criminology curriculum. In Crime, Safety and Security, the overall assessment consists of three elements: exam, policy brief and creative assignment. In relation to the latter, students are expected to visualize the topic of their policy brief and choose a presentation method other than PowerPoint slides (e.g. video/animation production, simulation, academic poster, painting, small photographic exhibition, song lyrics, dance, podcast) to communicate not only the policy problem, but also the solution to the problem, in an engaging and stimulating manner. The most innovative assignments are featured publicly.
Embedding authentic assessment: Insights from a recent revalidation process – Lea Sitkin and Morwenna Bennallick (University of Westminster)
Overseeing the revalidation process for the BA Criminology course at the University of Westminster initially felt daunting, but we soon realised the opportunity we had been given to help realign the course. A key concern was to adopt a wider range of assessments, and to ensure that assessments were authentic and inclusive. In this presentation, Lea Sitkin and Morwenna Bennallick will explore three examples of authentic assessments, explaining why these were chosen and the skills and capabilities that are being developed through these assessments.
Wednesday 23 March 2022, 12:45-14:00
Ian Marder (Maynooth University)
Most criminologists are aware of the concept of restorative justice as a response to crime and conflict in different settings, and some may have come across the idea that restorative practices can be used proactively to build relationships and enable participation in public services. This interactive workshop, led by Ian Marder, will explore how academics can apply a restorative framework as a teaching philosophy and a practice in higher education, focusing on criminological education. Participants will consider the applicability of core restorative principles to higher education teaching and explore how restorative processes can be used to improve relationships and enable meaningful student participation in criminology courses. Examples will include the use of circle processes in classrooms, a sustained restorative dialogue within a master’s course, and dialogic methods of obtaining student feedback.
What Does Employability Look Like in Criminology? (2 x presentations, Q&A session)
Wednesday 4th May 2022, 12:30 – 14:00
Reflections and pedagogical considerations for engaging students in criminology-based employability activity – Sarah Page and Joanne Turner (Staffordshire University)
This presentation, delivered by Sarah Page and Jo Turner, will describe and critically reflect on several employability practices at Staffordshire University; from the development of a placement core module at UG and PG level, to initiating a crime and society research group that provides professional research assistant opportunities for students, to facilitating students working for a cold case unit that has been set up between the University and the police. The presenters will discuss teaching and assessment considerations and share some practical insights.
Critical reflections on meaningful employability delivery – Teri-Lisa Griffiths and Nichola Cadet (Sheffield Hallam University)
Nichola Cadet (Business Engagement and Enterprise Portfolio Lead) and Teri-Lisa Griffiths (Criminology Employability Lead), both from the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, will share findings from a critical reflection paper based on delivery of employability modules and placements to Criminology undergraduate students. Topics will include, meaningful experiences for external partners and students, the challenges presented by high student numbers, and the wider context for employability in Criminology.
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BSA Events Team
Tel: 0191 383 0839
The BSA Virtual Annual Conference 2022 will take place from 20-22 April 2022 and the theme is Building Equality and Justice Now. A year in which the pandemic tightened its grip in so many parts of the world, the extent of extreme global inequality in its impact on Covid-19 mortality and vaccine inequity was thrown into sharp relief in 2021. Domestically as well as globally the long-term social, economic and political effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are becoming increasingly apparent – through worsening health outcomes for marginalised populations, deepening poverty and economic precarity, or the entrenchment of political and state corruption for financial gain.
For more information see the BSA website
The event will take place in person and online. Please register here. If you plan to attend in person, please register by 12:00 pm on Friday 28 January 2022. Registration for online attendees is available until 12:00 pm on Thursday 3 February 2022.
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Luiz (email@example.com) and/or Carla (firstname.lastname@example.org)19 Jan 2022 – Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Settler Colonial
State criminality: the Israeli case
2 Feb 2022 – Gail Super (University of Toronto): Cars, compounds and containers: judicial
and extrajudicial infrastructures of punishment in the ‘old’ and ‘new’ South Africa
16 Feb 2022 – Roxana Cavalcanti (University of Brighton): Lessons from a study of violence
and policing in Brazil
2 Mar 2022 – Zoha Waseem (University of Warwick): Agents of Insecurity: a postcolonial
perspective on policing in Urban Pakistan
16 Mar 2022 – Laura Piacentini (University of Strathclyde) & Gavin Slade (Nazarbayev
University): East is East: Understanding Criminology’s Comparative Neglect of the Former
Soviet UnionSee website for further detailsOnline | Free to attend
March 15 – 19, 2022
Las Vegas, USA
The Program Committee requests submissions by Thursday, September 30, 2021. The final deadline for submissions is Monday, October 11, 2021. Please note that
the online submission system will close at midnight EST on October 11, 2021.
Registration deadline: January 31, 2022
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27 April 2022 – Jianhong Liu (University of Macau): The state of criminology in East Asia
11 May 2022 – Anna Gurinskaya (St Petersburg University): Russian and Eastern European
25 May 2022 – Wendell Wallace (University of West Indies): Anglophone Caribbean
8 June 2022 – Nabil Ouassini (Praire View A & M University) Anwar Ouassini (Delaware
State University): Southernising Arab Criminology
15 June 2022 – Marcia Esparza (John Jay College): Indigenous perspectives in Criminology
Online | Free to attend