The Society conducts an annual meeting devoted
to discussions of topics of general interest.
Recent meeting themes have included: "Taking
Stock: Current Knowledge and Future Priorities;"
"The Causes and Consequences of Crime: Multiplidisciplinary
Contributions;" "Criminology, Justice,
and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century".
The Society sponsors an employment exchange at
the annual meetings, and maintains an active professional
employment/position listing service on the web.
Members receive the journals Criminology, and
Criminology & Public Policy, and a newsletter,
The Criminologist. The Society has specialized
divisions such as Corrections and Sentencing,
Critical Criminology, Women and Crime, International
Criminology, and People of Color and Crime, that
also distribute newsletters, journals, and announcements
on a regular basis.
The Society recognizes superior academic and
professional achievement, and grants a number
of awards to both Society members and non-members
on an annual basis.
The Society is actively involved with professional
societies of criminology worldwide. This interchange
has served to not only enrich the professional
experiences of the individual ASC members who
are so involved, but has also served to enhance
the professional interests of the Society, and
the field of criminology/criminal justice as a
There are numerous Society divisions and committees,
which provide ASC members with both the opportunity
to engage in professional service, and to impact
upon the field in a fundamental way.
We cordially invite all interested persons to
join with us in the objectives of the Society,
and to become a member of the American Society