BSC Publications 
The BSC produces a number of publications including the BSC Newsletter and the online journal Papers from the British Criminology Conference.
The BSC has its own journal Criminology & Criminal Justice which is published through SAGE and another benefit of full membership of the BSC is the British Journal of Criminology.

Criminology & Criminal Justice is currently under the management of an editorial team. The role of the Publications Committee is to consider progress with these various publications and to discuss new ideas. 

Criminology & Criminal Justice
CCJ is the official journal of the British Society of Criminology  It is a leading, peer reviewed journal of original research and thinking in the field and seeks to reflect the vibrancy of the discipline of criminology throughout the UK and internationally. The journal publishes scholarly articles on all areas of crime and criminal justice: from policing to sentencing, community penalties and prisons; and from crime prevention to victims of crime. It is now Indexed in the Social Science Citation Index Expanded® (Impact Factor pending).  Members of the British Society of Criminology receive priority copies of the CCJ and its archives are accessible on line in the Members' Area of this website. CCJ is published by SAGE with an editorial team.

British Society of Criminology Newsletter

The British Society of Criminology Newsletter, containing articles on current criminological issues and news, is published biannually.

The full edition is available for members only in the Members' Area. Selected articles are available here.

Latest Edition: 

No. 77, Winter 2015,  ISSN 1759-8354

Intersections between criminal justice and immigration

Border CriminologiesMary Bosworth
The ‘Crimmigration Control System’, Ben Bowling and Sophie Westenra
Immigration within Crime and Justice StatisticsAndromachi Tseloni                                                                                 
How has the ‘refugee crisis’ changed us? Ana Aliverti
Jason Ditton, Professor of Criminology 1949 – 2015Ken Pease


No. 76, Summer 2015,  ISSN 1759-8354

Letters to a new Government: reflections on what might be in store


No. 75, Winter 2014,  ISSN 1759-8354
Criminology and Storytelling

Barry Goldson, ‘Presenting the BSC Outstanding Achievement Award to Sandra Walklate’
Sandra Walklate, ‘British Society of Criminology Outstanding Achievement Award 2014: Acceptance Speech

Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg, ‘Narrative criminology for these times’

Rod Earle, ‘Telling and showing with criminology

Merlijn van Hulst, ‘Police officers telling stories

Nicola Padfield, ‘Nigel Walker CBE, Professor of Criminology 1917- 2014

No. 74, Summer 2014,  ISSN 1759-8354 
Scottish Independence and CriminalJustice
Gerry Mooney, 'The Scottish Independence Debate: Class, Nation and the Politics of Criminal Justice' Read this article here
Nick Fyfe, 'Observations on Police Reform in Scotland' Read this article here
Brian Francis, 'Keith Soothill, Professor of Social Research 1941- 2014 Read this article here
No. 73, Winter 2013, ISSN 1759-8352
The Importation of Super-Prisons
Keith Hayward and Roger Matthews, ‘A tribute to Jock Young 1942-2013’ Read this article here
Stephen Farrall, ‘Presenting the BSC Outstanding Achievement Award to Joanna Shapland’ Read this article here
Joanna Shapland, ‘British Society of Criminology Outstanding Achievement Award 2013 Acceptance Speech‘ Read this article here
Loïc Wacquant, ‘Supermax Swindle: On the Contradictions of the Meta-prison’ Read this article here
Rob Allen, ‘‘Titaning’ our Belts’ Read this article here

No. 72, Summer 2013, ISSN 1759-8352
Gun Control
Amitai Etzioni, ‘Guns do kill best’ Read this article here
Peter Squires, ‘Educating Wayne: Debating gun control with the NRA’ Read this article here
Roxana Cavalcanti, ‘Edge of a barrel: Gun violence and the politics of gun control in Brazil’ Read this article here
The Future of Probation
Michael Teague, ‘Rehabilitation, punishment and profit: The dismantling of public-sector probation’ Read this article here
Lol Burke, ‘The 2013 Offender Rehabilitation Bill: ‘A curious mix?’’ Read this article here
No. 71, Winter 2012, ISSN 1759-8354
Pat Carlen, 'Presenting the BSC Outstanding Achievement Award to Jock Young', 5-6.
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The Jimmy Savile Scandal
Chris Greer and Eugene McLaughlin, 'A Paedophile Scandal Foretold: Sir Jimmy Savile, Child Sexual Abuse and the BBC', 7-11.
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Andrew O'Hagan, 'Light Entertainment: Child Abuse and the British Public', 12-16
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Malcolm Cowburn, 'Reflections on the Jimmy Savile Disclosures: Grooming and Denial Behind the Masks of Masculinities', 17-20.
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Howard Davis, 'The Performance of Shock and the Ubiquity of Cover-up', 21-24.
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No. 70, Summer 2012, ISSN 1759-8354
Nic Groombridge, 'Sports (Criminology) Illustrated', 3-6.
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Jon Coaffee, 'Resilience Through Lockdown: Reflections on ‘Total Security’ Preparations for London 2012', 7-10.
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Allan Brimicombe, 'The Olympics and (Hopefully Very Little) Criminology: Some Economic Viewpoints', 11-13.
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Suzanne Young, Simon Mackenzie, Michelle Burman, Nick Fyfe, Niall. Hamilton-Smith, Chris Johnston and Jonny Pickering, 'The Culture of High. Security: A Case Study of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (G2014)', 14-17.
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No. 69, Winter 2011, ISSN 1759-8354
Andrew Millie, ‘Editorial: Reflections on an English Summer of Rioting and Looting’, 1-2.
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Loraine Gelsthorpe, ‘A letter from our President’, 3-4.
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Jill Peay, ‘Presenting the BSC Outstanding Achievement Award to Robert Reiner’, 6-8.
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Robert Reiner, ‘British Society of Criminology Outstanding Achievement Award 2011 Acceptance Speech’, 9-11.
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Tim Newburn, ‘Reading the Riots’, 12-14.
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Jon Silverman, ‘Reflections on the Riots’, 15-16.
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John Lea, ‘Shock Horror: Rioters Cause Riots! Criminals Cause Crime!’, 17-19.
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No. 68, Summer 2011, ISSN 1759-8354
Amanda White, Robert Street and Teresa Williams, ‘Crime and Justice Research at the Home Office & Ministry of Justice’, 5-7.
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Charlotte Bilby, ‘Insider Art: An Exhibition of Offender Artwork at the BSC Conference, Northumbria University’, 8-10.
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No. 67, Winter 2010, ISSN 1759-8354
Anne Worrall, 'On Presenting the BSC's Outstanding Achievement Award to Professor Pat Carlen', 5-6. Read this article here
Pat Carlen, '2010 Outstanding Achievement Award Acceptance Speech', 7-9. Read this article here
Steve Tombs and David Whyte, 'Regulatory Surrender', 10-13. Read this article here
Gemma Buckland, 'The Justice Select Committee and the BSC', 14-15. Read this article here
No.66, Summer 2010, ISSN 1759-8354
Phillip Stenning and Robert Reiner, ‘A Tribute to Jean-Paul Brodeur 1943-2010’, 3-4. Read this article here
Features - Crime and Criminal Justice Following the 2010 UK General Election
Stephen Farrall, ‘What Criminal Justice Policies Might the Lib Dem-Con Government Pursue?’, 5-7. Read this article here
Jonathan Simon, ‘Crime and The New Politics: Will Cameron and Clegg Govern Through Crime?’, 8-9. Read this article here
Steve Savage, ‘More Accountability - Less Regulation? Coalition Plans for Policing’, 10-12. Read this article here
Juliet Lyon CBE, ‘Justice Reform - Next Steps’, 13-14. Read this article here
No. 65, Winter 2009, ISSN 1759-8354
Friedrich Lösel, ‘Half a Century of Challenging Crime: The Cambridge Institute of Criminology Celebrates its 50th Anniversary’, pp6-7. Read this article here
Neil Chakraborti, ‘The ASC 2009 in Philadelphia: Reflections from a First-Timer’, pp8-9. Read this article here

No. 64, Special Edition, Autumn 2009, ISSN 1759-8354
David Downes, ‘Presenting the Outstanding Achievement in Criminology Award to Professor Stanley Cohen’, pp3-4. Read this article here
Stanley Cohen, ‘Carry on Panicking’, pp5-10. Read this article here
Eugene McLaughlin, ‘Life on Mars’, pp11-12. Read this article here

No. 63, Summer 2009, ISSN 1759-8354
Paul Rock, ‘Writing an Official History of the Criminal Justice System’, p16. Read this article here
Adam Crawford, ‘Anti-Social Behaviour and Respect: An ESRC Seminar Series’, pp17-18. Read this article here
Alison Liebling, ‘Women in Prison Prefer Legitimacy to Sex’, pp19-23. Read this article here
Ian O’Donnell, ‘The Irish Criminology Conference’, pp24-25. Read this article here

No. 62, Winter 2008, ISSN 1759-8354
Helen Bulpitt, ‘Support for Teaching and Learning’, pp14-16. Read this article here
Graham Farrell, Nick Tilley, Andromachi Tseloni and Jen Mailley, ‘The Crime Drop and the Security Hypothesis’, pp17-21. Read this article here
Alex Farquharson, ‘The Impossible Prison’, pp-25. Read this article here

No. 61, Winter 2006
Paul Rock, ‘Criminological Reflections from the City of Quartz’, pp9-10. Read this article here

No. 60, Summer 2006
Home Office Research: March Event Opens Dialogue on Research for Policy, pp2-8. Read this article here
Chloe Chitty, Robert Street, Duncan Stewart and Rosalyn Xavier, ‘Rules of Evidence: Doing and Using Research for Criminal Justice Policy, Take One’, pp2-3.
Mike Hough, Alison Liebling and Loraine Gelsthorpe, ‘Reflections on the RDS NOMS Agenda: The Three Discussants Each Set Out Their Reflections on the Presentation’, pp4-6.
Gordon Hughes, ‘Doing Research for Policy: Personal Reflections on Some Challenges for the Criminological Academy’, pp6-7.

No. 59, February 2006, ISSN 1357-9398
Max Travers, ‘The Methods Debate in Criminology’, pp10-11. (Scanned copy) Read this article here


Papers from the British Criminology Conference
Vol. 1.Selected papers from the 1995 British Criminology Conference, Loughborough. Volume Editors: Jon Vagg and Tim Newburn. September 1998.
Vol. 2. Selected papers from the 1997 British Criminology Conference, Belfast. Volume Editor: Mike Brogden. March 1999.
Vol. 3. Selected papers from the 1999 British Criminology Conference, Liverpool. Volume Editors: George Mair and Roger Tarling. June 2000.
Vol. 4. Selected papers from the 2000 British Criminology Conference, Leicester. Volume Editor: Roger Tarling. July 2000.
Vol. 5. Selected papers from the 2002 British Criminology Conference, Keele. Volume Editor: Roger Tarling August 2003.
Vol. 6. Selected papers from the 2003 British Criminology Conference, Bangor in June 2003
Vol. 7. Selected papers from the 2004 British Criminology Conference, Portsmouth July 2004
Vol. 8. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2008
Vol. 9. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2009
Vol. 10. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2010
Vol. 11. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2011
Vol 12. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2012
Vol 13. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2013
Vol 14. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2014
Vol 15. Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2015
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Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2016
An Online Journal Published by the British Society of Criminology since 1995 ISSN 1759-0043
If you are presenting a paper at this year’s conference the British Society of Criminology would welcome submissions to the 2016 edition of the online journal based on your conference presentation. We welcome contributions from Plenary Papers, Panel Papers and Postgraduate Papers. All submissions are peer-reviewed.
The final deadline for submissions is two months after the end of the conference - 8 September 2016. The journal will be published in December 2016. The journal is available free (see above). Please submit your paper via email to
The small print Only papers presented at this year’s British Society of Criminology annual conference will be accepted for review. Please indicate the category of paper (plenary, panel, or postgraduate paper). Papers must be written in English and will not have been published already, nor will they be under consideration elsewhere. All papers are reviewed anonymously by at least two referees. Each paper should come with a separate cover sheet containing: the title of the paper; word count; author’s full name; affiliation; email address; institutional address; telephone and fax number; an abstract of 100-150 words; up to 5 key words; and a brief biographical note of 25-50 words. The maximum length is 6000 words, including notes and references. Articles must be submitted electronically to the BSC in Microsoft Word (or compatible format), typed in double spacing throughout, and with generous margins on all sides. All pages should be numbered. A maximum of three orders of heading can be used. Essential notes should be kept to a minimum. These should be indicated by superscript numbers in the text, and presented at the end of the text. Lengthy quotations should be kept to a minimum. If over 40 words these should be indented, with shorter quotes kept within the body of the text indicated by quotation marks. Where possible, the page number for each quote should be indicated. Tables and Figures should be clearly presented and labelled. Sources and explanatory notes should be included if appropriate. Poor quality artwork will be rejected. Papers should be carefully checked for errors before submission. Authors are responsible to the accuracy of quotations and references, and for obtaining permissions and copyright clearances if appropriate. The Harvard-style referencing system is used within the text – for example, (Hughes, 2007) – with an alphabetical “References” list at the end (typed and double-spaced)