Roughly a year ago, I was nominated Editor-in-Chief of “Criminology in Europe”, the European Society of Criminology newsletter. The start of the process was bumpy, and the whole endeavour was, overall, a bit scary. I was following up on the work of remarkable colleagues who managed to put together 20 issues of this outlet intended to communicate some of the most relevant news of the Society to its members.
The newsletter is crucial to communicating awards and news, informing about the work of the growing number of very active working groups, letting ESC members know about the presidents they elected for the Executive Board, seeking nominations, preparing elections and releasing news about the ESC annual conferences and its growing trends. This year, the newsletter also included a dossier on Green Criminology and Environmental Crimes. And the ESC blog has been periodically updated with news, events and job opportunities, as well as new publications and other worthy information.
The newsletter pulses with the ESC activities. It rhythms with the work of hundreds of people dedicated to expanding Criminology in Europe and elsewhere. The path towards the society’s 25th anniversary is steadily being made, and I feel immensely honoured to have the chance to be in the position of Editor in such a hallmark. For next year, a series of novelties are being prepared, and I hope the newsletter readers find them exciting and representative of their experiences with the ESC.