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British Society of Criminology Midlands Regional Group

British Society of Criminology Midlands Regional Group

A collaborative venture from De Montfort University

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Community and Criminal Justice Unit in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Leicester De Montfort Law School


British Society of Criminology Midlands Regional Group

BSC Midlands Regional Group in association with
the Community and Criminal Justice Division in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Leicester De Montfort Law School

Our aim is to:

  • Build upon our close links with criminal justice policy-makers and practitioners in order to strengthen the programme
  • Provide a welcoming forum for mid and early career researchers and PhD students to discuss their work and promote their involvement in the BSC.
  • Run regular public events on a number of themed topics
  • Create opportunities for networking.


BSC Midlands Regional Group Organising Committee:

Professor Estella Baker - Chair
Dr Victoria Knight - Secretary
Professor Gavin Dingwall 
Professor Rob Canton
Jean Hine
Dr Vanessa Bettinson
Dr Tim Hillier  



Please do contact any of us for details about our events or ideas for events across the region.

For other BSC Regional Events click here


Up and coming sessions (more details to follow soon):



15th Nov 1-3pm- Hate Crime with Professor Neil Chakraborti, Dr Irene Zempi and Kim Sadique

Please book your place here

13th December, from 6-8pm- Celebration of Professor Rob Canton's book Why Punish?


Emotion and Criminal Justice Cluster welcomes:

Steve Christopher 

Community and Criminal Justice De Montfort University




Weds 17th January 2018 


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For 2018 there will be more sessions and we are planning the following:

Digital Criminology

Media representations of crime

Austerity and crime

Crime and sport 

Celebrating 60 years of Sykes- Pains of Imprisonment- conference at University of Leicester (fee applicable)


A number of our events are coordinated by some of our established research networks here at De Montfort University. 


Emotion and Criminal Justice Cluster 

The British Society of Criminology Midland's Branch with De Montfort University's Emotion and Criminal Justice Cluster is hosting:


The Second Annual Emotion and Criminal Justice Conference 2017

De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 

7th November 2017

9.30am -4.45pm

Devonshire Place, London Road, Leicester


We are excited to follow the success of our first conference in 2016 and continue the lively debate. 


We are extremely pleased to welcome Professor Rob Canton of De Montfort University and Jason Warr of University of Lincoln as our keynote speakers along with a series of exciting workshops which reflect current research on emotion in the criminal justice context.


This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners with a passion for debate and interest in the developing field of emotion and criminal justice. Our exciting schedule will draw upon national and international research and will continue further debates about emotions in this sector.


There will be a small cost for the full conference which will include refreshments and a buffet lunch.


If you would like to present at the conference please send your 250 word abstracts and/or register your interest to and and f.gordon@westminster by 30th August 2017. 

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Please do help us to circulate this across your networks. Full details of the event will be announced shortly. 

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