This blog is run by the BSC office.

We are interested in posts that address any aspect of crime, criminology or criminal justice. Posts range in length but should be original, relatively brief, clear, contemporary and inviting.

Our audience is wide-ranging: not just academic researchers but also policy makers, practitioners, educators, students and the public. We may offer small suggestions for editing your contribution, but generally we want to feature diverse voices, styles, and views.

For a submission form please contact: info@britsoccrim.org

Each article will be expected to include:

  • Eye-catching title
  • Copyright free image
  • Meta-description that is fewer than 140 characters
  • In-text links to relevant pages

Guidelines for authors

Articles must be written in English and will be conversational in style. Authors should include:

Title of the article (no more than 10 words)

Word count (approximately 1,000 but we are flexible)

Author(s ) full name, affiliation, email address, twitter name and (if available) their own website/blogsite address

Author photo (copyright free/permission given)

Article photo (copyright free/permission given) – copyright free images can be found at sites like these, or just use your own photos:


Meta-description of 100-140 characters

Up to 5 keywords

Brief biographical note of 25-50 words

References should be minimal but links to relevant sites are encouraged

Articles must be in Microsoft Word (or compatible format), typed in double spacing throughout, in Ariel 12

No subheadings should be used

No endnotes or footnotes

Lengthy quotations should be avoided

Poor quality artwork will be rejected

Articles should be carefully checked for errors before submission

Authors are responsible to the accuracy of their work, and for obtaining permissions and copyright clearances

Disclaimer: All blog articles are made available on the understanding that the publisher, editors and authors will not accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions (express or implied) that it may contain. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the British Society of Criminology. Any content posted remains the property of the author(s) and must not be copied. However quoting some part of the content is allowed provided you link back to the original article.