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Criminology Editorial Panel

We need criminology students like you to help us shape the future of a key textbook for this subject area – get involved and make your mark.

Written by five expert authors and brimming with contributions from students, ex-criminals, crime victims, and criminal justice practitioners, Criminology is not your average undergraduate textbook. This dynamic text aims to set the subject in its real-world context and inspire readers to probe and question the information they’re given.

The authors and Oxford University Press would like to invite switched-on, critically-minded first and second year criminology students to join our Editorial Panel and help to shape content that will educate and enthuse the next generation of criminologists.

Over the next year and a half, panel members will review the book’s existing content, drafts of brand new material, potential cover designs, and accompanying digital resources. In addition to helping engage and educate the next generation of criminologists and gaining valuable employability-enhancing experience, members will earn book credits for each task completed, which can then be redeemed on OUP books, and there will also be the opportunity for some students to feature in the book itself.

To apply, simply send an email to lawrep@oup.com stating your name, the name of your course and institution, and no more than 200 words telling us why you think you’d make a good addition to the Criminology editorial panel, and what has surprised you most so far about the reality of studying criminology .

Your email address will only be used in conjunction with activities directly related with being on the editorial panel.

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FAQs: Is this project for me?

Am I at the right stage in my course?
• As of May 2018 you need to be a first or second year criminology student.

How will I be contacted?
• By email, by the OUP editorial team involved in the development of the project, so do make sure you sign up with the email address you use most. With your permission, you may occasionally be contacted by phone if the editors would like clarification or a more in-depth discussion about comments you have made.

How much work is involved?
• You should expect to undertake a range of questionnaires and read through sample chapters, offering your honest, frank, and detailed feedback. We will make it clear what in particular we want you to feed back on. Expect a survey or review to do about every three to four weeks in term time.

Will I be expected to complete all reviews?
• We’ll understand if you can’t complete all the tasks. You’ll earn credits for the ones you complete, but you should aim to be as involved as you can. Don’t sign up if you know you won’t be able to commit to at least  two hours every few weeks.

How much could I earn as part of the panel?
• Depending on how many tasks and surveys you undertake, over the course of the project you could earn around £250 worth of OUP books.

How do I sign up?
• Simply send an email to lawrep@oup.com stating your name, the name of your course and institution, and no more than 200 words telling us why you think you’d make a good addition to the Criminology editorial panel, and what has surprised you most so far about the reality of studying criminology .

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