Every month we hold an informal networking session for postgrad students. The next one is Monday 19th July at 7pm – come along and get to know the BSC Postgrad Committee and other fellow criminology postgrads. Of course, I say ‘every month’ as if this is a long running thing. The truth is that it … Continue reading Join Our Happy Hour!
Nick Gibbs reflects on his experience of this year’s conference… As I write this, we’ve just waved goodbye to another wonderful conference hosted by the BSC, in conjunction with the Open University. For me, it’s been an event that has simultaneously felt entirely unprecedented and yet strangely comforting, given that it’s been the first time … Continue reading Some reflections on the BSC Conference 2021
by Rafe McGregor T: @detectingharm This is the first of a number of guest posts by Rafe McGregor, who is a senior lecturer in criminology at Edge Hill University, where he researches political violence, media and culture, and policing. He is the author of A Criminology of Narrative Fiction (2021) and Narrative Justice (2018) and … Continue reading Post-Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Post-Traumatic
Hi everyone! My name is Charlotte [Lottie] Herriott and I am the new Event Co-ordinator for the BSC Postgraduate Committee. I am currently in the final few months (I hope) of my PhD journey and it’s great to have been a part of the BSC postgraduate community throughout my doctoral studies. As a Committee we’re … Continue reading Meet the Postgrad Committee – Lottie Herriott
My name is Liam Miles, and I am twenty-two years old. I came to Birmingham City University (BCU) in September 2017 to study an undergraduate degree in Criminology. In-between my second and third year, I took a sabbatical year out of my studies to work in the Student’s Union as Company Director and Vice President … Continue reading Meet the Postgrad Committee – Liam Miles
Hi everyone, my name is Nick and I am a final year PhD student at Northumbria University alongside being the BSC Post-grad Liaison Officer (aka the guy who emails people). I started my doctoral studies back in October 2018 and (fingers crossed) will be submitting my thesis in August 2021. Within my PhD I examine … Continue reading Meet the Postgrad Committee – Nick Gibbs
Hello everyone, My name is Grace Gallacher and I am the new Chair of the committee. I am currently finishing up my PhD journey and I am passionate about helping others on their journey. I believe the PhD can be a very lonely and isolating journey, especially in the times of Covid-19 and current lockdowns. … Continue reading Welcome
By Daniela Mradones-Bravo Introduction “Embarking on digital research will, potentially, place a researcher on less stable ground owing to the perceived newness of the terrain. This may cause doubt in the mind of the researcher. Doubts may also be manifested as scepticism or uncertainty on the part of a doctoral supervisory team or a university … Continue reading Doing e-fieldwork in Criminology: The pros and cons of doing online interviews
On Tuesday, 16th July 2019, I had the pleasure of attending the thought-provoking BSC Postgraduate Seminar day, ‘Thinking Differently about Harm’. Jayne Price’s earlier blog includes a summary of the topics covered during the seminar day. My blog post gives an alternative perspective on the event by reflecting on how the seminar influenced my understanding … Continue reading A day of zemiology: Reflections on the ‘thinking differently about harm’ seminar day
This month to celebrate the ESC 2019 in Ghent, we have asked postgraduate students to write blog posts about their experience. This is our very first one, please enjoy! and do get in touch if you would like to contribute! EuroCrim2019 by Ruwani Fernando Between the 18 and 21 of September 2019, the 19th Annual … Continue reading The Experiences of an International Conference.
Write up about the most recent thinking differently seminar held at the University of Chester on 16th July.
The seminar series aims to bring together academics and practitioners to critically explore contemporary issues in criminology. The seminars are a space for postgraduates to contribute to challenging taken-for-granted thinking in criminology and criminal justice.
What’s your postgrad story? When I first started thinking about doing a PhD, I had no real idea what it entailed, and I’d been years out of education. I had a decent job, but I knew if I wanted to do more on policing – which was increasingly what was interesting me – and less … Continue reading My postgrad story
Hi everyone, and welcome back to the BSC postgraduate blog! My name is Carina O’Reilly, and I’m the new Chair of the Postgraduate Committee. This first post is by way of introduction to myself and my colleagues, Grace and Jayne, and to share some of the things that we’d like do with the committee – … Continue reading Welcome back!
Polish Police was established on the 24th of July 1919 by the Act of ‘’Sejm’’ – the lower chamber of Polish parliament of the Second Polish Republic and recently has celebrated its’ 95th birthday. Today, the organisation employs over 100.000 police officers and has just emerged on a new journey called ‘’A programme of modernization … Continue reading Police reforms and community policing in Poland 2017-2020 by Monika Baylis
As we start a new academic year, our Chair reflects on the early stages of the PhD. So much of the early stages of the PhD is understanding the PhD process and what is expected of you. Where is the bar we’re aiming for? What level of writing? What level of knowledge? What level of … Continue reading Building Foundations- A message for those at the start of their PhD.
Our Chair of the BSC Postgraduate Committee, Claire Davis, shares her thoughts on the PhD process towards submission. Claire is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University and is in the final stages of her PhD on police leadership. Some Reflections on the Journey to Submission So… the thesis is … Continue reading Some Reflections on the Journey to Submission, by Claire Davis, BSC PG Committee Chair.
Roxanna is a Lecturer at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester and has recently defended her PhD thesis. Roxanna’s research, funded by the University of Leicester, examines the implementation of the appropriate adult safeguard in police custody for vulnerable adult suspects. Roxanna’s research has involved qualitative research methods (non-participant observation in custody and semi-structured interviews with custody … Continue reading Thinking Differently in Youth Justice: changing and challenging the youth justice system
PhD Blog – How can we make sense of the experiences of a growing number of Eastern European women in English prisons?
This new contribution to the PhG guest blog is from Magdalena Tomaszewska. Magdalena is a second-year PhD candidate at the University of Surrey. Her PhD explores the treatment and experiences of female Eastern European prisoners in England and Wales (particularly those from the A8 and A2 accession countries to the EU). Working across 3 prisons … Continue reading PhD Blog – How can we make sense of the experiences of a growing number of Eastern European women in English prisons?
The latest contribution to the BSC Postgrad Blog is from Emilly Setty. Emily is a PhD researcher at the University of Surrey conducting a qualitative study into young people’s practices and perceptions surrounding ‘sexting’. Emily has conducted group and one-to-one interviews with young people aged 15 to 17, focusing on how they construct and navigate … Continue reading PhD BLOG – Youth sexting: can we ‘protect’ young people without ‘promoting’ youth sexting?
The BSC Postgraduate Committee’s ‘Thinking Differently’ series brings together academics and practitioners to critically explore contemporary issues in criminology and challenge taken-for-granted assumptions. The series seeks to build on the work of the BSC Postgraduate committee’s work by hosting events that seek to provide a meaningful and relevant contribution to the criminology postgraduate experience within … Continue reading Thinking Differently about Youth Justice – Event & Call for Papers
This contribution to the BSC postgraduate Blog is from Nicola Redgrave. Nicola is a new postgraduate student who will resuming her studies in September. Her blog piece marries together her experience assisting victims of crime within the criminal justice system as a volunteer for victim support and the focus of her Masters dissertation; victims and … Continue reading PG BLOG -When does secondary victimisation stop? An argument for accountability
Happy New Year from the BSC postgraduate committee! The first of our PhD blogs for 2017 is from Claire Paterson-Young. Claire is a PhD candidate a the University of Northampton in the Institute for Social innovation and Impact. Her research is focused on social impact measurement as a form of organisation performance management in enhancing … Continue reading PHD BLOG – COMPLEXITIES AND CHALLENGES IN RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
The BSC post graduate committee are hosing a series of ‘thinking differently’ events. The first in the series is about prison reform. The event is 15th November in Liverpool, with Professor Joe Sim, Liverpool John Moores University, as keynote speaker. Full event details can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thinking-differently-about-prison-reform-tickets-28600460748 We are inviting students to submit an … Continue reading Call for Papers – ‘thinking differently’ about prison reform
***Monday 7th November*** Our November BSC Talking Points discussion, hosted by anonymous tweeting and blogging UK police officer Nathan Constable, will focus on policing of mental health. Nathan Constable is a serving police inspector in a UK constabulary. He has been tweeting and blogging anonymously for six years, commenting regularly on issues such as policing … Continue reading Talking Points -Nathan Constable, the policing of mental health.
This month David Honeywell hosted our monthly talking points debate in our Facebook group. David has kindly written this blog post in response to the event. Discussions on prisons are always a hot topic which is not surprising because everyone has an opinion on prison yet few understand what prison is for. The BSC forum … Continue reading Talking Points Summary – David Honeywell
This weeks PhD Blog is from Larissa Povey, final-year PhD Candidate within the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research and Associate Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Sheffield Hallam University. Larissa’s PhD explores the impact of changes in UK criminal justice and welfare policies on the everyday lives of women at the social margins. Using … Continue reading PhD Blog – The police and domestic abuse crime: positive steps but much more to be done
This week’s PhD blog is by Alessandro Moretti, a final-year Criminology PhD student at Greenwich University. The subject of Alessandro’s thesis is black market ticket touting. He conducted ethnographic research to gain new knowledge in the strategies adopted by touts with the aim of contributing to the current debate on whether the practice should be … Continue reading PhD Blog – Considerations on recent legislation to combat ticket touting.
On the first Monday of each month the BSC postgraduate community hold a talking points session on Facebook. Here we or a guest contributor pick a topic to discuss live on-line, in our facebook group, for an hour. The BSC talking points series resumes this Monday 3rd October with a discussion led by David Honeywell. … Continue reading BSC Talking Points – David Honeywell, The purpose of prison.
As we resume our PhD guest blog series after the summer break, this weeks blog is from Gabriella Simak. Gabriella is in the 3rd year of a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Bangor University. Her research interests are related to youth justice policy, more specifically the use of restorative justice models in … Continue reading PhD Blog – Communication is key: Why does Communication in Youth Justice Matter?
Roxanna is a PhD student and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Leicester. She presented a paper at this years BSC conference entitled ‘Vulnerable by law but not by nature: exploring custody officers’ conception of youth and childhood vulnerability in the context of police custody’ . She presented this on Thursday 7 July from … Continue reading #BSCconf16 – ‘My first BSC conference but definitely not my last’ by Roxanna Dehaghani
Sophie Pike attended the BSC Conference in Nottingham last week and has kindly written a blog of her experience of the conference. Sophie presented a brilliant paper under the ‘Homicide Investigation’ panel – a widely tweeted about panel session! If you would like to contact Sophie about her PhD or research interests please email – … Continue reading #BSCconf16 experience – Sophie Pike
Anna Matczack is a PhD researcher and criminologist at London School of Economics and Political Science. She recently attended the BSC conference in Nottingham and has written this review. You can find the original review at Anna’s blog https://annamatczak.com/2016/07/11/what-now-criminology/, and contact her on twitter @MatczakAnia. Ana also presented her poster at the BSC conference, take … Continue reading What now criminology? Anna Matczak
Susie Atherton, Keele University If you have been keeping up with our blog over the course of the BSC conference, you will see that Susie has offered some brilliant posts to update us with the key themes and messages from the conference proceedings. Here is another fantastic post from her, if you want to catch … Continue reading The BSCPG Committee – going from strength to strength
Susie Atherton, Teaching Fellow in Criminology, Keele University Susie has been blogging brilliantly about the BSC conference in Nottingham. You can read her first post here. Another day of scrutinising tweets has shown how well this year’s conference is examining ‘Inequality in a Diverse World.’ As Prof. Neil Chakraborti said, ‘British Criminology is in good … Continue reading #BSCconf16 – Living up to the title
A very big thankyou to Joe Payne @RealJoePayne for his video review of the BSC conference 2016. Click to watch it Here. We are so glad that you enjoyed the first day Joe. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience! (We echo your thoughts, we are very luck to have Claire … Continue reading #BSCconf16 video review -Joe Payne
Here is a selection of the posters presented at the conference today. Well done to Sian Lewis, PhD student at Loughborough University who is researching sexual harrasment on the London transport network. Her fabulous poster won the postgraduate poster prize. Many congratulations Sian! @sianlewis89 H.firstname.lastname@example.org @MatczakAnia Damian.email@example.com K1250368@kingston.ac.uk @Jessicae13Eaton @HippoMoom @jamie_ferrill @RealJoePayne @northern_wonder … Continue reading #BSCConf16 Poster Round-up UPDATED
Special Call for Contributions: Chilcot Inquiry We are putting out a special call for contributions to a blog piece, written by criminology postgraduates. This is an opinion piece, and we are only after a small paragraph 150-300 words, that discusses the potential implications of the report from a criminological perspective. You can address any area … Continue reading SPECIAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS : Chilcot Inquiry
BSCConf2016 – Plenary on ‘criminology’ by Professor Peter Squires and the ‘near perfect storm’ by Will Hutton. By Susie Atherton Susie Atherton is a Teaching Fellow in Criminology at Keele University. She has recently submitted her PhD on ‘Communities, Crime and Justice: Exploring community justice and community life’ which is a case study of community … Continue reading BSCConf2016 – Plenary review
Today is the first day of the British Society of Criminology conference for 2016 ‘Inequalities in a diverse world’. This year the conference is being held in Nottingham, and postgraduates are part of the main conference, with a dedicated morning for postgraduates starting today at 9am with a free breakfast! Claire and the postgraduate committee … Continue reading BSC Conference 2016 – Inequalities in a diverse world
Each month the BSC postgraduate community hold a talking points session on Facebook. Here we or a guest contributor pick a topic to discuss live on-line, in our facebook group, for an hour. This months BSC TALKING POINT is brought to us by Jessica Eaton. She will be discussing victim blaming in sexual assault. Jessica … Continue reading BSC Talking Points – Jessica Eaton, victim blaming in sexual assault.
A Letter from the BSC Postgraduate Committee 1st July 2016 So here we are. The UK has decided and voted out. We are part of a generation that has never known a Britain not part of the European Union. This is unprecedented change, unsettling times. Our job as criminology postgraduates is research; learning, challenge, discovery. … Continue reading EU Referendum Results Special
Hello everyone We’re trying to help facilitate regular and meaningful communication within the postgraduate criminology community, but understand social media may not be everyone’s preferred choice. If you would like to receive information from our new Jiscmail account, please use the following link: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/BSC-POSTGRADUATES If you haven’t used it before or are unsure about what … Continue reading Join the BSC PG mailing list
We are putting out a special call for contributions from criminology postgrads. This is an opinion piece, and we are only after a small paragraph 150-300 words, that discusses the potential implications of the vote on criminal justice.You can address any area of criminal justice- such as prisoner voting, or human rights – or talk … Continue reading SPECIAL CALL for contributions: EU Referendum result
This weeks contribution to the PhD blog is from Roxanna Dehaghani. Roxanna is a third year PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester. She is also currently a Visiting Scholar at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Roxanna’s research, funded by the University of Leicester, focuses on the implementation of … Continue reading PhD Blog – Vulnerability in Police Custody: Implementing the Appropriate Adult Safeguard
This weeks PhD blog is by Charlene Crossley. Charlene is a 2nd year PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is undertaking a PhD that examines the aspirations of young people in areas labelled as ‘gang’ effected. She does this using interesting and innovative methods. Here she offers a short summary of her PhD work … Continue reading PHD BLOG- Here.Me.Now: the voicing of aspiration by youths living in ‘gang’ labelled communities
PhD Blog: The Disproportionate Increase of Female Prisoners within a Penal System Structured on Proportional Punishment
The second submission in our PhD Blog series is by Sharon Walker. Sharon is in her fourth year of her PhD at the National University of Ireland Galway. Today she is writing about her PhD subject, which focuses upon the increasing number of females in the Irish criminal justice system. If you are interested in … Continue reading PhD Blog: The Disproportionate Increase of Female Prisoners within a Penal System Structured on Proportional Punishment
Each month the BSC postgraduate community hold a talking points session on Facebook. Here we or a guest contributor pick a topic to discuss live on-line, in our facebook group, for an hour. This months BSC TALKING POINT is brought to us by serving police officer Gaz Stubbs, he asks what does representation mean in … Continue reading BSC Talking Points: Gareth Stubbs – Representation in Policing
To showcase the array of academic talent within our postgraduate community, the BSC postgraduate blog will regularly post contributions from criminology postgraduate students. This week our blog is an initial literature review by Jayne Price. Jayne is a first year PhD student at the University of Liverpool. She is completing a CASE studentship funded by … Continue reading PhD Blog: ‘Transitions from Juvenile to Adult Penal Custody’
The first thing to say about the postgraduate committee of the BSC is that it’s yours – it belongs to you as postgraduate students of criminology. It’s purpose is to reflect and pursue your needs and interests. Postgraduates really do have influence over the work and direction of the BSC, more now than ever, so … Continue reading Welcome from the BSC PG Committee
[Updated June 2021] BSC Postgraduates, we need YOU! We are looking for contributions from the criminology postgraduate community, for the BSC Postgraduate Blog. In order to showcase the interesting and cutting edge research that we know postgraduates in criminology are doing, we have opened a call for contributions to the postgraduate blog. To become a … Continue reading Call for Contributions
So you have had your abstract accepted for a poster at the BSC conference.. What next? We have produced a poster template with some guidance to try and help you get started. You do not have to use this and we encourage you to be as creative as possible. However, the power point slides are … Continue reading Poster Help -updated for 2017
The BSC Postgraduate Conference is an opportunity to discuss work in progress in a friendly and supportive environment. It also provides a forum for gaining constructive feedback from peers and a chance to engage in what we hope will be lively debate with other postgraduate criminologists.
Hello & welcome to the British Society of Criminology Postgraduate Blog.