The Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice is part of The American Society of Criminology and will be in accord with the bylaws of that Society. The purposes of the Division are:
- To foster research and theory development in the field of critical criminology, which is widely recognized as one of the several major paradigms within criminology.
- To provide a forum for members of the ASC to discuss ideas and to exchange information, both through events at the annual meetings and through a divisional newsletter.
- To organize conference sessions at ASC meetings.
- To encourage appropriate and effective teaching techniques and practices and to stimulate the development of curricula related to courses on critical criminology.