NewsStrathclyde to host British Society of Criminology conference in 2024

15 September 2023

The University of Strathclyde has been selected to host the UK's largest, most notable criminology conference in July 2024.

This will be the first time in almost 20 years that the British Society of Criminology (BSC) conference has been held in Scotland, following the Department of Social Work and Social Policy winning a competitive bidding process. 

BSC2024, taking place 9th - 12th July, will showcase creative, critical research currently taking place in British criminology while also highlighting what is next for the discipline. 

"Scotland is home to some of the discipline's most creative, critical and renowned criminologists," says Dr Louise Brangan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Policy and part of the conference organising committee.

"It is a testament to SWSP's criminal and social justice research cluster, and its place within the field, that it was chosen to host the conference next year."

‘BSC2024 will be in the heart of the beautiful, welcoming and enigmatic city of Glasgow," says Beth Weaver, Professor of Criminal and Social Justice at Strathclyde.

"Some of the key questions we will be asking are: what is criminology? Who is it for? And what is justice? With a diverse and dynamic series of keynote speakers BSC2024 is set to be intellectually stimulating, and fun.

"The Conference is always a great opportunity to learn about emerging research in both your own and others areas of specialism. Its also an opportunity to get together with existing networks and colleagues from other universities - and also to forge new ones."

Strathclyde is a core partner in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), a leading cross-institutional research centre involving more than 60 research-active staff and 50 PhD students across five institutions,

The Department of Social Work & Social Policy also offers the MSc Criminology and Social Policy, which is accepting applications for entry in January 2024.

Over 400 people are expected to attend the BSC2024 conference. Information on registration and submission of papers will follow.