Mission Statement: The International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science serves its members in four distinct ways:
- Provides a means for international scholar exchanges, to create opportunities for cross-cultural research, and international/comparative criminal justice curriculum development.
- Provides a free subscription to all paid members of the International Criminal Justice Review (ICJR), a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, is dedicated to presenting system-wide trends and problems on crime and justice worldwide. (ACJS International Section membership is available to any existing member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science at www.acjs.org.
- Holds an annual meeting at the site of the ACJS meeting each March. At the meeting and reception, outstanding scholars, students, and papers are recognized, and those with international and comparative interests have a forum to meet and connect.
- Communicates via a listserv and webpage to link those interested in, and working on, international and comparative crime and justice issues.
Five International Section Chairs: John Winterdyk, 2007-09 - Phil Reichel, 2005-07
Hedi Nasheri, 2009-11 - Harry Dammer, 2003-05, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich, 2011-13
For a history of the section, click here.
To view the section Constitution and By-Laws, click here.
Links to summaries of past annual reports and activities of the ACJS International Section:
International Section Annual Report Summary 2011
International Section Annual Report Summary 2010
International Section Annual Report Summary 2009
International Section Annual Report Summary 2008
International Section Annual Report Summary 2007
International Section Annual Report Summary 2006
Section News: The International Section holds an annual meeting and reception during the ACJS Annual Meeting, so the location changes each year. These events provide opportunities for members to meet and interact, providing a forum to advance teaching, scholarship, and service in the broad area of international and comparative crime and justice studies.
At the 2010 International Section meeting in San Diego: Dorothy Bracey (2005 Mueller Award Winner),
Pete Benekos, Jim Finckenauer (2009 Mueller Award Winner), Freda Adler, and Alida Merlo.
Dick Bennett receives the 2007 Mueller Award from Alida Merlo; Jay Albanese
receiving the Mueller Award in 2011 in Toronto.
Member Benefits: Free to all paid members of the ACJS International Section, The International Criminal Justice Review (ICJR) is peer-reviewed and published quarterly, dedicated to presenting system-wide trends and problems on crime and justice worldwide. The journal provides a comparative and international overview of law, crime and justice from a cross-cultural perspective. http://icj.sagepub.com/
To join the section, current ACJS members should contact email@example.com, non-members of ACJS can join ACJS and the section online or by printing the membership application, both are available on the Membership page of the ACJS website at http://www.acjs.org/pubs/167_671_2920.cfm.
Section Awards: Mueller Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Criminal Justice
The Mueller Award is conferred annually on an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of comparative/international criminal justice spanning the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service.
Mueller Award Winners
Finn-Aage Esbensen, 2012
Jay Albanese, 2011
C. Ronald Huff, 2010
James Finckenauer, 2009
Martin Killias, 2008
Richard Bennett, 2007
Elmar Weitekamp, 2006
Dorothy Bracey, 2005
Ian McKenzie, 2004
Jeremy Travis, 2003
About Gerhard O.W. Mueller
Gerhard O. W. Mueller was a Distinguished Professor Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice. After earning his JD degree from the University Chicago, he went on to receive a master of laws degree from Columbia University. He was awarded the degree of DrJur (hc) by the University of Uppsala, Sweden. His career in criminal justice began in 1945, when he served as a chief petty officer in the British Military Government Water Police, where he commanded a Coast Guard cutter. His teaching in criminal justice, begun in 1953, was partially interrupted between 1974 and 1982 when, as Chief of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch, he was responsible for all of the United Nations’ programs dealing with problems of crime and justice worldwide.
He continued his service to the United Nations as chair ad interim of the Board of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme. Professor Mueller was member of the faculties of law at the University of Washington, West Virginia University, New York University, and the National Judicial College, with visiting appointments and lectureships at universities and institutes in the Americas, western and eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. He is the author of some 50 authored or edited books and 270 scholarly articles.
To many criminologist around the world Professor Mueller is considered the “father” of international/comparative criminal justice. He not only founded the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch but through his teaching, research, and mentoring he has helped to create a body of knowledge and a generation of scholars that will serve the field for many years to come. For his lifelong efforts, the International Section of ACJS has named its outstanding scholar award the G.O.W. Mueller Award for Outstanding Contributions to Comparative/International Criminal Justice. Professor Mueller died on April 20, 2006.
Gerhard O.W. Mueller
Executive Board: International Section Officers
International Section Officers, 2011-13
Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich, Chair
Jay Albanese, Vice Chair
Hedi Nasheri, Past Chair
Jana Arsovska, Secretary
Colleen Fitzpatrick, Executive Counselor
Daniela Peterka-Benton, Executive Counselor
John Winterdyk, Executive Counselor
Past International Section Chairs
Hedi Nasheri, 2009-11
John Winterdyk, 2007-09
Phil Reichel, 2005-07
Harry Dammer, 2003-05
Maximilian Edelbacher, 2001-03
Ian McKenzie, 1994-2001
Robert McCormack, 1988-1994
Finn Esbensen, 2012 Mueller Distinguished Scholar Award Winner with Sanja Kutnjak
Ivkovich, ACJS International Section Chair
ACJS representatives to the UN Crime Congress in Salvador, Brazil (2010). The panel presentation
included Rosemary Barberet, Jay Albanese, Janice Joseph, Denise Gosselin, Phil Reichel, Dave Tushaus
and Joanne Katz.