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ASC PRESIDENTS

The organization, now called the American Society of Criminology, has had a number of names over the years:

1939 to 1941 - National Association of College Police School Administrators

1941 to 1946 - National Association of College Police Training Officials

1946 to 1957 - Society for the Advancement of Criminology

We officially became the American Society of Criminology in November of 1957.  The following is a list of individuals who have served as presidents of our organization since its inception in 1939, with the year of their presidential service noted.

A number of group pictures of ASC presidents can viewed on the Annual Meeting Photo & Video Archive page.
   

2020 - Sally S. Simpson (assumes office November 16, 2018)

2019 - Meda Chesney-Lind (assumes office November 16, 2018)

2018 - Karen Heimer (Current President)

2017 - James Lynch

2016 - Ruth D. Peterson

2015 - Candace Kruttschnitt

2014 - Joanne Belknap

2013 - Robert Agnew

2012 - Robert Sampson

2011 - Steve Messner

2010 - Richard Rosenfeld

2009 - Todd Clear

2008 - Robert J. Bursik (deceased)

2007 - Michael Tonry

2006 - Gary LaFree

2005 - Julie Horney (deceased)

2004 - Francis T. Cullen

2003 - John H. Laub

2002 - Lawrence W. Sherman

2001 - C. Ronald Huff

2000 - Roland J. Chilton

1999 - David P. Farrington

1998 - Margaret A. Zahn

1997 - James F. Short, Jr. (deceased)

1996 - Charles F. Wellford

1995 - Freda Adler

1994 - Jerome H. Skolnick

1993 - Delbert S. Elliott

1992 - Alfred Blumstein

1991 - John Hagan

1990 - Joan Petersilia

1989 - Joan McCord (deceased)

1988 - William J. Chambliss (deceased)

1987 - Don M. Gottfredson (deceased)

1986 - Lloyd E. Ohlin (deceased)

1985 - Austin Turk (deceased)

1984 - Albert J. Reiss, Jr. (deceased)

1983 - Travis Hirschi (deceased)

1982 - Harry E. Allen

1981 - Frank Scarpitti

1980 - Daniel Glaser (deceased)

1979 - Ronald L. Akers

1978 - C. Ray Jeffery (deceased)

1977 - William E. Amos (deceased)

1976 - Gilbert Geis (deceased)

1975 - Nicholas N. Kittrie

1974 - Edward Sagarin (deceased)

1973 - John C. Ball (deceased)

1972 - Charles L. Newman (deceased)

1971 - Simon Dinitz (deceased)

1970 - Albert Morris (deceased)

1969 - Bruno M. Cormier (deceased)

1968 - Gerhard O.W. Mueller (deceased)

1967 - Marvin E. Wolfgang (deceased)

1966 - Walter C. Reckless (deceased)

1965 - Walter C. Reckles (deceased)

1964 - Walter C. Reckles (deceased)

1963 - Donal E. J. MacNamara (deceased)

1962 - Donal E. J. MacNamara (deceased)

1961 - Donal E. J. MacNamara (deceased)

1960 - Donal E. J. MacNamara (deceased)

1959 - Marcel Frym (deceased)

1958 - John Kenney (deceased)

1957 - John Kenney (deceased)

1956 - Richard O. Hankey (deceased)

1955 - Richard Simon (deceased)

1954 - William Dienstein (deceased)

1953 - William Dienstein (deceased)

1952 - Frank Boolsen (deceased)

1951 - Douglas Kelley (deceased)

1950 - Douglas Kelley (deceased)

1949 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased)

1948 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased)

1947 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased)

1946 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased)

1945 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased)

1944 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased)

1943 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased)

1942 - Orlando W. Wilson (deceased) 

1942 - August Vollmer – President Emeritus (deceased)

1941 - William A. Wiltberger (deceased)  
 
1940 - William A. Wiltberger (deceased) 

1939 - William A. Wiltberger (deceased) 

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