BSC Conference - call for papers

We are welcoming abstract submissions for the 2023 British Society of Criminology Conference..

Deadline for submissions: Friday 5 May 2023

Don't miss your opportunity to share key findings and insights from your research. 

Submit an abstract

Sustainable futures: remaking criminology in an age of global injustice

We’re looking forward to colleagues coming together to consider some of the most pressing issues facing critical thinkers today. Arguably, there can be none more burning than the impact of climate change. 

With the UN 2030 Sustainable goals in mind, the conference offers an opportunity to think about how the discipline should respond. This is to the growing social problems of injustice and social harm under conditions of accelerated change.

We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and panels. We would also welcome special events including:

  • Visual displays
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Roundtable discussions

Papers could include empirical research findings, those that are more theoretical, ‘works-in-progress’ and those testing out innovative methodological approaches to research.

We are seeking contributions that attend to the emerging social problems of injustice in a time of climate devastation through a global, national or local lens. Contributions might focus on:

Expressions of interest should be presented in:

Abstracts for papers or posters

250 words.

Panels of up to four speakers

Please submit a 300-word overview and a set of abstracts from the proposed speakers.

Roundtable events

Please submit a 300-word overview and special events a 500-word overview, such as author meets critic.

Abstracts for all presentation types should be submitted via our online form

Registration fees

We have listed the fees below for both conferences.

For the main conference prices are split into BSC members, non members and practitioners.