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Join Our Happy Hour!

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!

Welcome

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

Doing e-fieldwork in Criminology: The pros and cons of doing online interviews

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

A day of zemiology: Reflections on the ‘thinking differently about harm’ seminar day

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

Thinking differently about harm seminar day

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.

My postgrad story

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

Welcome back!

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!

Police reforms and community policing in Poland 2017-2020 by Monika Baylis

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

Some Reflections on the Journey to Submission, by Claire Davis, BSC PG Committee Chair.

  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.

Thinking Differently in Youth Justice: changing and challenging the youth justice system

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?

PhD BLOG – Youth sexting: can we ‘protect’ young people without ‘promoting’ youth sexting?

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?

Thinking Differently about Youth Justice – Event & Call for Papers

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

PG BLOG -When does secondary victimisation stop? An argument for accountability

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

PHD BLOG – COMPLEXITIES AND CHALLENGES IN RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

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

Call for Papers – ‘thinking differently’ about prison reform

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

Talking Points -Nathan Constable, the policing of mental health.

***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.

PhD Blog – The police and domestic abuse crime: positive steps but much more to be done

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

PhD Blog – Considerations on recent legislation to combat ticket touting.

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.

PhD Blog – Communication is key: Why does Communication in Youth Justice Matter?

  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?

#BSCconf16 – ‘My first BSC conference but definitely not my last’ by Roxanna Dehaghani

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

#BSCconf16 experience – Sophie Pike

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

What now criminology? Anna Matczak

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

#BSCconf16 – Living up to the title

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

#BSCConf16 Poster Round-up UPDATED

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.williamson2@brighton.ac.uk     @MatczakAnia Damian.terrill@coventry.ac.uk K1250368@kingston.ac.uk @Jessicae13Eaton @HippoMoom @jamie_ferrill @RealJoePayne @northern_wonder … Continue reading #BSCConf16 Poster Round-up UPDATED

BSCConf2016 – Plenary review

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

BSC Talking Points – Jessica Eaton, victim blaming in sexual assault. 

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. 

EU Referendum Results Special

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

Join the BSC PG mailing list

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

PhD Blog – Vulnerability in Police Custody: Implementing the Appropriate Adult Safeguard

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

PHD BLOG- Here.Me.Now: the voicing of aspiration by youths living in ‘gang’ labelled communities

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

PhD Blog: ‘Transitions from Juvenile to Adult Penal Custody’

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’

Call for Contributions

[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

Poster Help -updated for 2017

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

BSC Conference – 6-9th July 2016

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..

Hello & welcome to the British Society of Criminology Postgraduate Blog.