New role for university criminologist
A CRIMINOLOGY professor at Edge Hill University has been appointed to a top role in the world-renowned British Society of Criminology (BSC).
Professor Andrew Millie is now the chair of the BSC Regional Groups and Specialist Networks Committee – meaning he plays a key role in overseeing the activities of the society’s ten regional groups as well as various specialist subject networks.
The society attracts criminologists from across the UK and the globe and organises events so they can share best practice and new ideas.
Prof Millie’s role is essential in supporting healthy debate within the criminology community, drawing together people from a variety of perspectives and practitioner backgrounds.
Professor Andrew Millie said: “The BSC has its origins in the 1930s but became known as the British Society in the early 1960s.
“It is now the main professional organisation for the subject and is respected around the world.
“I am delighted to be on the executive committee of the society again and look forward to contributing to the future shape of the society.”
Prof Millie is currently assistant head of the department of Law and Criminology at Edge Hill as well as being director of the Police Research Unit. His research centres on the intersection between criminology, philosophy and theology.
He is currently working on an ESRC-funded project on visible policing with colleagues at Northumbria University and the Open University.
Prof Millie is the author of Philosophical Criminology (2016), and has recently edited a collection on Criminology and Public Theology due for publication with Bristol University Press later this year.
For more information about criminology, policing and law courses at Edge Hill including BA (Hons) Criminology, BA (Hons) Policing and LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology.
Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/ law/courses/criminology for the full list of courses and details of how to apply.
Andrew Millie, Criminology professor at Edge Hill, inset right