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.
  • American Correctional Association (ACA) 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 providing leadership, direction, and services to correctional educators, 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; to support correctional educators providing quality educational programs; and to increase community awareness and legislative support for correctional education.
  • Justice Studies Association (JSA) JSA is a membership association established 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 an annual conference and a journal of progressive thought; foster a sense of community among scholars, activists, and practitioners of justice; and welcome scholars from all disciplines.
  • Midwestern Criminal Justice Association (MCJA) MCJA was founded 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 MCJA is to promote a philosophy and standard of quality education and research, to encourage cooperation and the exchange of information; to serve as the regional center for the collection and dissemination of information; and to articulate the interests of the regional membership with State associations.
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) SCJA serves criminal justice educators, researchers, practitioners, and students. The objectives of this association shall be: to provide for communication among members, with other associations and 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; to foster the highest ethical and personnel standards; and to promote high standards in criminal justice planning and research.
  • Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice is a regional association of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science. The objectives are: 1) to provide communication among individual members, among other organizations and associations, and among agencies; 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 an organization of scholars and criminal justice practitioners dedicated to improving scholarship, service and practice in criminal justice. The objectives of NEACJS are: 1) to promote the communication and dissemination of information; 2) to develop an overall philosophy and standards of quality education; 3) to encourage both limited and long term planning and research; 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) WSC attracts scholars, students, government officials, and practitioners from both the public and private sectors. 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).

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Criminal Justice (Posted 08/15/18)
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, IN

Criminal Justice (Posted 08/14/18)
University of Southern Mississippi, The
Hattiesburg, MS

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