About Us

Download: The BCN Media Kit 

The Black Criminology Network (BCN) launched during 2020.

The primary objective of the network is to support current and prospective Criminologists, particularly of Black heritage to Network, Learn and Achieve. This is often done by facilitating monthly networking events, encouraging development, and sharing opportunities. The Black Criminology Network are also open to consulting individuals with innovative ways of supporting students or peers.

Since our inception, we have successfully connected Criminologists of Black heritage, hosted networking events and provided ample opportunities for learning & Development. We look forward to continuing to support our network.

Meet The BCN’s Founder, Co-Founder and Team below, they’re all responsible for running the network! (Click on their names or pics to learn more):

STEPHANIE (Co-Founder)

A Criminology lecturer at The University of Northampton. Recently completed her MA Degree in Race, Education and Decolonial Thought. Steph’s current interests are Colourism and the politics of skin colour.

Find out more about Steph here.

Jen (Founder)

A CJS Practitioner and Criminology PhD Researcher with a focus on Policing, Race Relations and Critical Race Theory, with the view to centre perspectives from Black Communities.

Find out more about Jen here.

Carmel (Team Member)

Currently enrolled in MA Black Studies at Birmingham City University recently obtained a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Youth Justice. Carmel is also a fully qualified Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate, working closely with Criminal Justice Agencies.

Find out more about Carmel here.

LEON (Team Member)

Currently an Assistant Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City and gained his BA in Criminology and Security Studies in 2018, Masters in Security Studies 2019, PGCE – Post Compulsory Education and Training 2020. He has started his PhD in 2021 exploring state responses to right-wing extremism, terrorism and political violence.

Find out more about Leon here.

YASMYN (Team Member)

Began her career in the Criminal Justice sector whilst completing a BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2011. She is currently in her 2yr of her MSc Criminal Psychology degree at the University of Portsmouth whilst working full-time with offending behaviours and substance misuse.

Find out more about Yasmyn here.

So that you can network and engage in our future events, register your details HERE