Welcome to the website of the British Society of Criminology.

The British Society of Criminology aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.  The Society has been in existence for 50 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas.

NEW - International Ambassadors 

Our International Ambassadors help us to maintain close links with the international criminological community, and promulgate the work of the BSC and its members overseas. They assist in fostering relationships with other organisations and can be a first port of call for those visiting, studying in, moving to, or conducting research in their locale.

International Ambassadors page


Please explore our site to find information about the Society and its activities as well as links to other websites of potential use to criminologists and a jobs board of current vacancies in criminology.

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can apply from the Membership button above.  Membership includes a personal subscription to the Society's official journal Criminology & Criminal Justice and, for most categories of membership, subscription to The British Journal of Criminology.
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