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American Society of Criminology

The American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization concerned with criminology and 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, review of legislation, and practice of criminal law, as well as an examination 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. Members include practitioners, academicians, and students in the many fields of criminal justice and criminology.

Seven men meeting in the Berkeley, California, home of August Vollmer (1876–1955) organized the ASC in December 1941. What began as an association oriented toward police science has grown into the leading professional criminological association ...

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