Criminal Justice

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) ACJS is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners. The purposes of this organization shall be to foster excellence in education and research in the field of criminal justice in institutions of higher education; to encourage understanding and cooperation among those engaged in teaching and research in criminal justice; to build cooperation between criminal justice agencies and related fields; to provide a forum for the exchange of information among persons involved with education and research in the criminal justice field; to serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information related to or produced by criminal justice education and/or research programs; to foster the highest ethical and personnel standards in criminal justice educational programs as well as in operational agencies and allied fields.
  • American Correctional Association (ACA) Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. ACA shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles. ACA provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system.
  • American Society of Criminology (ASC) ASC is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. ASC objectives are to encourage the exchange, in a multidisciplinary setting, of those engaged in research, teaching, and practice so as to foster criminological scholarship, and to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge.
  • Correctional Education Association (CEA) CEA is a leading professional association in juvenile justice and adult correctional education, both nationally and internationally, providing leadership, direction, and services to correctional educators and programs, and representing juvenile justice and adult correctional education to broader educational, political, and social agencies. The mission of CEA is: to prepare correctional students for a successful reentry into society by equipping them with academic, career/technical, and personal/social skills; to support correctional educators providing quality educational programs with opportunities for leadership, networking, publication, professional development, and personal growth; and to increase community awareness and legislative support for correctional education through public relations and legislative advocacy.
  • Justice Studies Association (JSA) JSA is a not-for-profit membership association established in 1998 to foster progressive writing, research, practice, and activism in all areas of criminal, social, and restorative justice. The mission of JSA is to foster writing and research about, the practice of, and activism for, justice without violence; provide venues in the form of an annual conference and a journal of progressive thought to tackle pressing issues of criminal, social, restorative, and economic justice; foster a sense of community among scholars, activists, and practitioners of justice interested in creating a global community in which the needs of all are met; and welcome scholars from all disciplines to think and write about issues of justice from an interdisciplinary and global perspective.
  • Midwestern Criminal Justice Association (MCJA) MCJA was founded in 1977 with the goal of fostering better communication and collaboration among criminal justice researchers, academics, and practitioners within the Midwestern United States and beyond. The purpose of this Association shall be to promote a philosophy and standard of quality education and research in the field of criminal justice, to encourage cooperation and the exchange of information among criminal justice agencies, to facilitate communication and dissemination of information of interest among Association members, members of other regional and state associations, members of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, other educational associations and agencies of the criminal justice system; to serve as the regional center for the collection and dissemination of information regarding teaching and research in criminal justice; and to articulate the interests of the regional membership with State associations within the region and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) SCJA is a professional association serving criminal justice educators, researchers, practitioners, and students committed to the ongoing development of criminal justice science and practice. The objectives of this association shall be: to provide for communication among members, with other associations of higher education and training, and with the agencies of the criminal justice system; to promote a philosophical approach of criminal justice as a systemic process; to promote the highest standards in criminal justice education, training, and practice; to foster the highest ethical and personnel standards in criminal justice and allied fields; and to promote high standards in criminal justice planning and research.
  • Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice The Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice is a regional association of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science. The objectives of the Association shall be: 1) to provide communication among individual members, among other organizations and associations of higher education, and among components and agencies of the criminal justice system; 2) to promote a high standard of education in the administration of justice; and 3) to encourage progress in criminal justice planning and research.
  • The Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS) NEACJS is the official Regional Organization of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. It is an organization of scholars and criminal justice practitioners dedicated to improving scholarship, service and practice in criminal justice. The goals and objectives of this association shall be: 1) to promote the communication and dissemination of information of interest among members, other associations of education, and agencies of the criminal justice system; 2) to develop an overall philosophy and standards of quality education in the administration of justice; 3) to encourage both limited and long term planning and research in the criminal justice system; and 4) to establish a vehicle capable of providing technical assistance and evaluative services to agencies of the criminal justice system.
  • Western Society of Criminology (WSC) The WSC is a regional professional society devoted to the scientific study of crime. The society attracts scholars, students, government officials, and practitioners from both the public and private sectors from around the world. The WSC produces two publications: a newsletter, The Western Criminologist, and a scholarly, online, peer-review journal, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society(formerly Western Criminology Review). The goals of WSC are to bring together in one multidisciplinary organization, persons engaged in teaching, studying, researching, and practicing, or otherwise having a professional interest in criminology; to foster criminological scholarship, research, education, and training within academic institutions and within the components of the criminal and juvenile justice systems, including public and private agencies concerned with crime, justice, and corrections; to encourage cooperation among criminologists in the creation and exchange of scholarly, scientific, and practical knowledge; and to serve as a forum for debate of criminological concepts and dissemination of criminological information.

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