Blog Award

BSC Blog of the Year Award – 2020

It is with pleasure that we announce we are launching the ‘Blog of the Year Award 2020’ to the best article published on our Blog during this calendar year. This is not necessarily the blog that receives the highest number of views or the most retweets (although that helps), but rather the article that focuses on a pivotal issue in a critically engaging way. The remit of the BSC Blog is to publish articles that address any aspect of crime, criminology or criminal justice and which are 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. So our blog articles are diverse in their reach.

The judging of this award will be aided by Dr Lambros Fatsis, University of Brighton, who won the award in 2018 ( Lambros says:

When I decided to send my first blog post to the BSC I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in terms of how it would be treated, given that I tend to be a little mischievous, if not entirely roguish in my writing. My initial fears, however, soon subsided as the Editorial Team has always been attentive to my text, its nuances, meaning, purpose and intent, creating a sense of encouragement to write more and more for the BSC blog, as I have. So, give it a go as I am sure the BSC would be as curious as I am to read your posts!

There will be a prize (to be announced) but  the main reward is knowing that your blog article has had a national impact. Our aim is to announce the winner prior to Christmas 2020, so the award winner can bask in the glow of their achievement.

How do you enter? Well, all blog article authors who have been published during 2020 are already contenders and if you write, submit, and get published, then you are a contender too. Time to get writing!


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It is with great pleasure that we can inform you of the winner of the BSC Blogger of the Year 2018.

Dr Lambros Fatsis, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton, is awarded this in recognition of his article ‘Policing Black Culture One Beat at a Time’, which was published in August 2018.

Lambros wins the following books:

Communicating Your Research with Social Media

Social Media for Academics

Our thanks go to everyone at SAGE for the generous support of this award.