British Convict Criminology

British Convict Criminology, a group modeled on the USA group, supports and encourages imprisoned men and women, and those who have emerged from imprisonment, to develop their interests in criminology. The group has established mentor support for people studying criminology while they are in prison and as they move beyond it into academic life.

You can find British Convict Criminology's publications along with the other publications listed on this website.

​To contact British Convict Criminology, please email them at bcc4bcc@hotmail.co.uk

In 2011, Rod Earle helped to establish British Convict Criminology, a group modelled on the USA group. We support and encourage imprisoned men and women, and those who have emerged from imprisonment, to develop their interests in criminology. The group has established mentor support for people studying criminology while they are in prison and as they move beyond it into academic life. Earle works for The Open University where he is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health, Well-being and Social Care. Earle is on the steering group of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Race Matters Network. In the past he was chairperson of the BSC Prison Research Network. He, along with Deb Drake and Jennifer Sloan, edited The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography. Earle remains interested in developing the contribution that auto-ethnography can make to convict criminology.

- Rod Earle can be reached directly at r.earle@open.ac.uk

 

Sacha Darke is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of Westminster, Visiting Lecturer in Law at University of São Paulo, and Affiliate of King’s Brazil Institute, King’s College London. With Andy Aresti and Rod Earle, he is a founding member of British Convict Criminology. He has authored and edited a number of articles, books and special journal editions on Latin American prisons and Convict Criminology. With Andy Aresti, he coordinates an academic mentoring scheme for prisoners, and delivers criminology programmes at Pentonville, Grendon, and Coldingley prisons.

 

Check out the New book, Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at the Open University, edited by Rod Earle (Co-Founder of British Convict Criminology) and James Mehigan.

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