Postgraduate Research Poster Prize

The British Society of Criminology Postgraduate Committee organise a research poster exhibition to be displayed during the annual conference. The winning entry is  awarded a £75 book token prize from SAGE.


 The key criteria are:

  • Visual impact and creative use of poster space
  • Content – clear indication of the research question/conclusions from data (depending on the stage of the research)
    Research topic – originality of the research and contribution to the field.

Previous Winners

2021 Winner

The 2021 winning entry was from Alison Hutchinson. The award team said they were impressed with how she incorporated the conference themes throughout her poster, which was accessible and aesthetically pleasing.  Please click thumbnail to enlarge.

A Fishy business: Space for species justice in global wildlife economies?AHutchinson BSC 2021

Alison Hutchinson –

With the dependence on fisheries for nutrition and employment increasing globally, marine species are under increasing pressure from over-exploitation. That they remain primarily defined as food and commodities, rather than as wildlife is testament to their position within global governance structures. Drawing from a green criminological, non-speciesist framework, I question how issues of species justice can be elevated within both conservation and trade discussions. To do this, I present three cases on commercially exploited marine species: 1. the minke whale, 2. the queen conch, and 3. the Atlantic bluefin tuna. I discuss how conservation and trade bodies, namely CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), incorporates concerns for marine species and prioritises the preservation of some wildlife over others. By focussing on the value systems that support the variable conservation and commodification of marine species, it is possible to better understand how attitudes surrounding harm and victimhood can act to perpetuate global inequalities and the marginalisation of both non-human animals and people.

2020 Winner

The winner this year is Amrana Latif. Congratulations to her. Please open the full poster to see the detail.


Section of Poster


Amrana Latif – University of Huddersfield

Amrana Latif (opens as pdf) – Intimate Partner Violence: Barriers to help-seeking experienced by women in the UK

poster imageThe winner in 2018 was Nicola Coleman,  a Postgraduate researcher from Middlesex University, who is researching within the field of Youth Crime and Justice.


Poster WinnerThe winner in 2017 was Magda Tomaszewska, a Postgraduate researcher at the University of Surrey, who is researching experiences of female foreign national prisoners.


The winner in 2016 was Sian Lewis, PhD student at Loughborough University who is researching sexual harasment on the London transport network.



2015 – Ildiko Kanjilal from Middlesex University for her poster ‘Is your accent guilty? The influence of foreign born domestic violence victims’ accent and ethnic background on the credibility of their court testimonies’.

2014 – Joanna Payton for her poster on ‘Honour’ Killings.

2013 – Davina Kiran Patel.