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.