Criminal Justice Organizations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association which fosters professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.
Justice Studies Association
The Justice Studies Association is a not-for-profit membership association established in 1998 to foster progressive writing, research, practice, and activism in all areas of criminal, social, and restorative justice. Members include scholars from all academic disciplines and fields of endeavor, activists, and practitioners of justice from around the globe. They seek through their actions, practices, writing, research, and everyday life to explore and develop social arrangements and ways of life that promote justice without violence and restore people to wholeness through interpersonal as well as social structural change.
American Society of Criminology
The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. The Society's objectives are to encourage the exchange, in a multidisciplinary setting, of those engaged in research, teaching, and practice so as to foster criminological scholarship, and to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge. Our members include students, practitioners, and academicians from the many fields of criminal justice and criminology.
National Criminal Justice Association
Students interested in Criminal Justice may want to become members of the National Criminal Justice Association. The mission of the NCJA is to promote the development of justice systems in states, tribal nations, and units of local government that enhance public safety; prevent and reduce the harmful effects of criminal and delinquent behavior on victims, individuals and communities; adjudicate defendants and sanction offenders fairly and justly; and that are effective and efficient.