British Society of Criminology (BSC) Conference

Date and time27 June 2023 - 30 June 2023 - Between 9.00 and 12 noon BST
LocationUniversity of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
British Society of Criminology (BSC) Conference information
UCLan BSC Conference 2023
Entry fee: From £40

We are excited to host the 2023 British Society of Criminology (BSC) Conference here at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

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Sustainable futures: remaking criminology in an age of global injustice

Postgraduate conference: 27 June
Main conference: 28 - 30 June

Arguably, there can be no more pressing issue facing critical thinkers today, than the impact of climate change and the need for a sustainability agenda.

The theme of this conference brings a criminological focus to these issues, centring injustices and social harm.

Register for the 2023 BSC Conference
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Call for papers

We are welcoming abstract submissions for the 2023 conference.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 5 May 2023

Abstract submissions page
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Keynote and panel speakers

Details of keynote and panel speakers at the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Conference. These include:

  • Wednesday 28 June: Professor Paul Stretesky and Certain Curtain Company
  • Thursday 29 June: Professor Denise Wilson, Dr Raven Bowen, Dr Francesca Esposito, Dr David Scott and Janet Alder (Activist)
  • Friday 30 June: Professor Sandra Walklate, Dr Lynne Copson and Dr Biko Agozino
Find out more about our speakers
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Conference dinner

The British Society of Criminology Conference dinner will take place on Thursday 29 June at the Imperial Banqueting Centre, St Mary’s Street North, Preston. A three course meal will be available for delegates, with halal, vegetarian, meat, and vegan options. Further details regarding the timings for the conference dinner will be sent out to delegates in due course.

BSC dinner registration

About BSC

  • 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.
Visit the BSC website

Getting to Preston Campus

With fantastic transport links, visiting our Preston Campus is a simple and stress-free experience. Here are some directions and travel advice to help you find us.

How to find us

Conference start times

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Tuesday 27 June Conference begins 10.30am
Wednesday 28 June Conference begins 12 noon
Thursday 29 June Conference begins 9.00am
 Friday 30 June Conference ends 1.30pm

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Need somewhere to stay while attending the conference? There are plenty of options available, with different price points and locations to suit your needs. See below for information on local hotels, ordered by proximity to UCLan's Preston Campus.

Where is Preston?

Preston is a vibrant, multicultural city in the heart of the North West, making it the perfect place to live, work and play.

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