The initial meeting of the European Postgraduate Researchers Group took place at the European Society of Criminology (ESC) Conference in Tubingen. The ESC, the Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield, and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow support the Working Group. The Working Group is primarily aimed at doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the early stages of their career (up to 7 years research experience). The Group provides the opportunity for members to present their research, and provides information on publishing work, pursuing academic/research careers, applying for research funding and working collaboratively.

It is an interdisciplinary group, with members from various departments from across Europe who are involved in criminological research, for example law and sociological studies. The Group is currently in the process of developing a web page detailing the work that members are currently engaged in, and providing a forum for dissemination of information useful to members and potential new members.


A meeting of this group took place on 10 Sept 2010 during the ESC Annual Conference in Liege, Belgium, minutes for the meeting are available here.

NewsJob OpportunitiesUrban Studies Journal Research Fellowships (3 posts) all based at the University of Glasgow.  An opportunity to  develop, conduct and publish research, taking the lead or working in collaboration with colleagues, within the broad field of urban research.  A particular area of expertise sought is  ‘Crime, anti-social behaviour and communities’ . There is potential here to research the relationship between safety and disorder across the urban realm. This may include, for example: youth gangs and territoriality; the role of communities in shaping anti-social and pro-social behaviour; social cohesion and the delivery of public safety; neighbourhood perceptions of anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime; and, deprivation, social policy and crime.

Closing Date: 16th September 2011. Further details

Useful linksAmericanSociety of Criminology Mentoring Program

Documents Michael Visnevetsky Presentation: Researching Terrorism Preparing a Funding Application Initial Proposal for the Working Group as presented to ESC Board – Krakow 2005 ESC Postgraduate and Early Stage Researchers Group Action Points and Minutes from First Meeting – Tubingen 2006 ESC and ASC Newsletter articles Working Group Membership Form Working Group Associate Membership Form

Research Methods and Criminological Theory

Associated People

Jenny Johnstone

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne