The Division is in need of nominations for the following offices:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Two Executive Councillors
Please send nominations, along with confirmation that your nominee is willing to serve to: Ben Steiner at bmsteiner @ Nominations are due: September 15, 2015.

2015 award nominations due dates are coming up. Click here and nominate now!

Mark your calendars for the following DCS events at the upcoming ASC meeting in Washington, DC.

  • The Annual Business/ Awards Breakfast Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 19th, 8-9:20am in Hilton, International Ballroom West, Concourse Level
  • The Editorial Board Meeting of the Handbook Series will be held Thursday, November 19th, 3:30-4:50pm in Hilton, A - Albright, Terrace Level
  • The DCS Social will be held on Thursday, November 19th, 6:30-8:00pm in Hilton, International Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Frequently Asked Questions:

When was the Division on Corrections and Sentencing established?

The DCS was established in November 1999 as a constituent unit of the American Society of Criminology.


How is the DCS governed?

The DCS is governed by an Executive Board consisting of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and three Executive Counselors.


Are there committees I could join?

The standing committees of the DCS are: Awards Committee, Newsletter Committee, Nominating Committee, Outreach Committee, Program Committee, Special Events Committee, Student Affairs Committee, and Website Committee.


When are meetings held?

The Executive Board meets at least once yearly. The Division usually holds a breakfast meeting on the Thursday of the annual ASC meeting. The Division also often sponsors a social for members. Meetings take place at the conference site.


How can I become a member?

To become a member of the DCS, you must be a member of the ASC and current in your dues.


How much are dues?

Dues for ASC membership range from $50 for Student Members to $90 for an Active Member. Three year memberships to ASC are $250. In addition, DCS dues is $5 for student members and $10 for general members. Three year members must pay each year for the DCS membership.


How can I apply for membership?

Applications for ASC membership and its divisions are available on the ASC website (

How can I participate in discussions and collaborate with other members of DCS?

In order to facilitate discussion and collaboration among Division members on topics within the broad field of corrections and sentencing, the DCS hosts a number of collaborative research groups. These groups offer a forum for members to easily communicate with each other about topics such as funding opportunities, teaching tips, important publications and reports, and current events.

Division on Corrections and Sentencing Members:

Do you have any news for the DCS newsletter?  Embarking on a new project?  Collecting new data?  Got an exciting new article forthcoming?  Earned tenure or promotion?  Your colleagues want to know!  Please share what’s going on with you, in the interest of facilitating research collaboration, dialogue, and collegiality. 

Please send paragraph-sized items to:

Jamie Fader

Vice Chair, ASC Division on Corrections and Department of Criminal Justice

Temple University

1115 Polett Walk, 5th Floor Gladfelter

Philadelphia, PA 19122