International Society for Criminology

Governed by French law and backed by the French Department of Justice, the International Society for Criminology is an association that has been working at the international level since 1950 to promote a better understanding of crime and its developing trends in various parts of the world. The aim is to further community safety and scientific research and to modernize criminal justice systems and national policies on crime.

The Society pursues three main objectives. First, it promotes international relations by means of its world conference, held at three-year intervals, and its annual international courses on criminology taught in different parts of the world. Second, it promotes scientific research by means of partnerships with universities. Third, in its capacity as a nongovernmental organization, it cooperates with ...

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