These are the opening remarks our Director, Richard Garside, gave to the British Society of Criminology South Branch meeting on Wednesday, 15 March at the London School of Economics
British Society of Criminology
This week the British Society of Criminology is holding its annual conference in Liverpool.
To coincide with the conference a free virtual issue of the British Journal of Criminology (BJC) on 'Global Criminology: Prospects and Challenges' is available on the BJC website.
The Centre established the BJC in 1950 and it is one of the longest running, and influential, criminological journals in the world.
Andrew Henley, a graduate teaching assistant and PhD student at Keele University, is the worthy winner of 2014 Centre for Crime and Justice Studies essay prize.
Entrants to this year's competition were asked to write an essay of between 1,400 and 1,600 words on what criminal justice institution, or what aspect of policy or practice, they would want to see abolished. Andrew's essay, entitled 'Abolishing the stigma of punishments served', argued for the abolition of the routine requirement to declare criminal convictions.
- Are you studying for a PhD at a British higher education institution?
- Do you want to write an article for publication on criminal justice abolition?
- Do you want to attend the forthcoming British Society of Criminology Conference in Liverpool for free?
If you can answer yes to all of these questions we have just the thing for you.
A couple of weeks ago we published part of the conference blurb for the forthcoming British Society of Criminology conference:
Looking for an intellectual work out this summer? The British Society of Criminology annual conference in Liverpool in July might be for you.
Taking as its title 'Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole Listen?', the conference will be looking at the scope for the criminological discipline to give 'voice' to the marginalised.
At the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies we put a lot of effort into presenting complex academic and research ideas in language accessible to the non-specialist.
But even we were a bit thrown by the following, from the conference blurb: