The American Society of Criminology is an international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, legislation, the practice of criminal law, as well as a review of the law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems.
The Society's objective is to bring together a multidisciplinary forum fostering criminological study, research, and education. Our membership includes practitioners, academicians, and students in the many fields of criminal justice and criminology.
The Society conducts an annual meeting devoted to discussions of topics of general interest. Members receive the journals CRIMINOLOGY, and CRIMINOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY (both published quarterly), and THE CRIMINOLOGIST, a newsletter published six times a year. The ASC has specialized divisions such as Corrections & Sentencing, Critical Criminology, Developmental & Life Course Criminology, Experimental Criminology, International Criminology, People of Color & Crime, Victimology and Women & Crime, that also distribute journals and newsletters on a regular basis.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT PUBLICATIONS
In the past, all members received print copies of the journals (Criminology and Criminology & Public Policy) and the society newsletter (The Criminologist). If you provided us with an email address, you also received online access to the journals through the Wiley website. We also posted PDF versions of the newsletter on ASC's website (under Publications).
We are now giving members the option to choose how they would like to receive their publications. You will see four options on the membership form. We hope to better meet your needs and save some trees this way.
As many of you know, if you join/renew throughout the year, we send back issues of all the publications for the year. If you choose to receive your publications online, we will not send the print back issues. However, we will no longer be sending back issues of The Criminologist even if you choose to receive the newsletter in print version (unless specifically requested). You can access the past issues on the ASC website.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
STOP! Please read all instructions before submitting online form.
Online Membership Form - If you need to submit memberships for multiple people, it is highly recommended that you use the printer-friendly version form and fax or mail them in. However, if you choose to do it online, please do not submit two or more memberships while logged in under the same account. After completing the first, you MUST log out before doing the process again. Each person submitting a membership form needs their own account. Failure to do so will submit inaccurate information. Only one person's name should appear in each order. Thank you.
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ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL MAILING ADDRESSES:
The American Society of Criminology (ASC) is NOT responsible for any taxes or customs fees that you may incur when receiving mail from ASC. Generally, these may occur when receiving large packages. Specifically, ASC sends out packages to late joiners or renewers who need to be caught up on the hard copies of the journals.