BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network
- About the group
- Forthcoming Events
- Previous Events
- Joining and staying in touch
- Contact the Network
The Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network has its own website – https://wccjn.wordpress.com/
Marian Duggan – M.C.Duggan@kent.ac.uk
Crime, victimisation and control are profoundly gendered issues. Since the 1970s, research has documented the significance of gendered inequalities as they affect women as offenders/lawbreakers, victims and criminal justice professionals. Such scholarship is also underpinned by feminist theory and politics and seeks to document and challenge gendered inequality, especially in relation to criminal justice institutions. The network exists to support scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice, and to foster research of the highest standard. In addition to promoting scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice, the network also aims to support women as criminological scholars.
The specific aims of the network are:
- To foster research and scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of women, crime and criminal justice, nationally and internationally.
- To promote scholarship on women, crime and criminal justice within the network, the British Society of Criminology and in public debate.
- To engage policy makers and practitioners to ensure that cutting edge research can inform decision-making and practice within government and non-governmental organisations.
- To support the career development of its members, cognisant that challenges faced by women are also cross cut with other social inequalities (for example, ethnicity, sexuality, and age).
The nomination process is now open for our 2020 WCCJN paper prize, kindly sponsored by SAGE Publications. The deadline is April 3, 2020 and further details are available on the attached poster.
April 15, 2020 London
Feminist criminology and green criminology are well-established areas of critical study. Both have challenged traditional focuses of research and presumptions of crime and criminality within the discipline of criminology. The object of study for criminology – what is a crime; who is identified as an offender or victim (or both); how crime, criminality and punishment should be conceptualised – are key areas of investigation for feminist and green criminologists. However, to date, these two fields have mostly existed in their separate spheres. Some limited and discreet crossover exists in feminists’ engagement with eco-feminism and green criminologists’ employment of a gender lens to assess environmental and wildlife harms and crimes. Nevertheless, this is fertile ground for research and collaborative work, particularly with increasing public, policy and activist focus on climate change, environmental disasters, wildlife harm, and rights and protections of non-human animals.
Gendering Green Criminology is a one-day conference which brings together feminist and green criminologists to consider how the two areas of critical criminology can develop research ideas and networks to advance understanding of the interactions between gender and environmental, non-human animal, and wildlife crimes and harms. The event will bring together leading scholars in the area to stimulate ideas, debates and discussion.
Free to attend but places must be booked in advance
This conference is one of three collaborative events focused on gender and green criminology hosted by the BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network, BSC Green Criminology Network, and European Green Criminology Network. The other events are co-sponsored panels at the following annual conferences:
- Gender and Green Criminology, British Society of Criminology, 8-10 July 2020, Liverpool UK.
- Environmental Crime and Gender, European Society of Criminology, 8-9 September 2020, Bucharest, Romania.
Call for Papers – The BSC Green Criminology Network and BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network are co-sponsoring panels for the upcoming BSC Annual conference in Liverpool, UK (8th -10th July 2020).
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the BSC that fits within the broad themes of gender and environmental, non-human animal, and wildlife crimes and harms then please contact Dr James Heydon firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Emma Milne email@example.com by February 29th.
Future events are announced in the BSC bi-monthly bulletin.
April 12, 2019
Inspired by burgeoning developments in creative and innovative methodologies in criminology, the third annual WCCJN ‘Critical Conversations on Criminology and Gender’ event explored contemporary and innovative ways of doing and communicating criminological research via visual methods, arts and documents and the positioning of the researcher therein.
Since its inception, researching women in criminology has demanded careful and critical attention to issues of power and politics. This event continued this critical tradition by tackling questions such as: how can we make research that is meaningful? How can research representations contest marginalisation, stigmatisation and injustice? How can innovative and creative approaches to research help us better capture intransigent concepts like justice or harm?
See website for further details
Download pdf of flyer here
BSC Conference, July 2018
The WCCJ Network prize was awarded to Wendy Fitzgibbon and Camille Stengel for their paper:
Fitzgibbon, W., & Stengel, C. M. (2018). Women’s voices made visible: Photovoice in visual criminology. Punishment & Society, 20(4), 411–431.
May 1, 2018
BSC Postgraduate Committee in association with BSC Women Crime and Criminal Justice Network, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 11:00 to 17:00 (BST), London, United Kingdom
April 30, 2018
This one day conference on ‘Women as Victim-Offenders: Negotiating the Paradox’ was part of our Critical Conversations in Criminology and Gender series.
This conference provided a space for academics and practitioners working with women offenders to discuss and negotiate the paradox of victimization and offending. This was a free event and was open to both members and non-members of the WCCJN.
BSC Conference, July 2017
Chamberlen, A. (2016). Embodying prison pain: Women’s experiences of self-injury in prison and the emotions of punishment. Theoretical Criminology, 20(2), 205–219.
Members only event
Joining and staying in touch
Membership of the network is open to anyone interested in making women visible in the criminal justice system and within the discipline of Criminology.
We have a website, please give us a visit – https://wccjn.wordpress.com/
The WCCJ JISCmail list provides information about forthcoming events and facilitates discussion amongst Network members.
Contact the Network
Marian Duggan – M.C.Duggan@kent.ac.uk
Websites of interest
Voices of Feminism (US-based site) – http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/vof/vof-intro.html
The Women’s Room – http://thewomensroom.org.uk/
Feministing – http://feministing.com/
LeanIn – http://leanin.org/