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Please click the Join/Renew link at the top of this page. 

You can either pay online or print an invoice to send with your check.  Within a few weeks of payment for your membership, you will receive an email from our publisher with your online access instructions for the ACJS journals included with your membership.

 

Are you a member of a Regional Association?  If so, click the following links to renew your membership:

Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences:  http://neacjs.org
Southern Criminal Justice Association:  http://www.scja.net
Midwestern Criminal Justice Association:  http://www.mcja.org
Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice:  http://www.swacj.org
Western Association of Criminal Justice:  http://www.wacj.org

 

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association established in 1963 to foster 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. Providing a forum for disseminating ideas related to issues in research, policy, education, and practice within the field, ACJS attributes its success in creating this dynamic professional association to the composition of its membership. As change expands the existing boundaries of the criminal justice field, ACJS is comprised of members from a variety of diversified backgrounds including:

  • Scholars who are international in scope and multidisciplinary in orientation,
  • Professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and
  • Students seeking to explore the criminal justice field as future scholars or practitioners.

Through the vital interchange of ideas among these groups, ACJS members develop and share knowledge about critical issues regarding crime, criminal and social justice. ACJS is comprised of an amalgam of scholars (international in scope and multidisciplinary in orientation), professionals (from all segments of the justice system), and students. Our success in creating this dynamic professional association is due to the variety of interest represented in its membership.

 

A Special Offer for Doctoral Students:  Doctoral students in the field of criminal justice can take advantage of a one-year, free membership in ACJS.  This opportunity includes the subscriptions and newsletters described below, and can be used at any point during a doctoral program.  If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please fill out the Ph.D. Application, attach proof of your Ph.D. student status (either a copy of a student ID stating that you are a Ph.D. student, a transcript, or a departmental letter), and mail or fax to the National Office (address and fax number are provided on the application).  Please click here for more information.

 

The various membership categories and their associated dues are indicated below:


REGULAR MEMBERS

Description: Regular membership is open to individuals who support the purposes of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science and individuals designated as a regular member by an institutional member.

Dues: $75/year

Benefits:

  • Online subscription to Justice Quarterly, a journal published six times per year, devoted to the development of knowledge in the broad area of criminal justice. While the field of criminal justice is the primary focus of Justice Quarterly, scholarship and research in related areas are solicited. The journal provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars using diverse methodologies to disseminate knowledge and innovations about justice issues and processes.
  • Online subscription to the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, a quarterly journal devoted to criminal justice education and teaching.
  • Online subscriptions to Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education provide access to current and all back issues of these journals.  The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system.  
  • Subscription to the ACJS Employment Bulletin, updated and posted twice a week on our web site at www.acjs.org. It offers a listing of academic, research, and professional employment opportunities in the field.
  • Subscription to ACJS Today, the official online newsletter of the Academy published electronically five times per year. The newsletter provides information about a variety of criminal justice-related issues.
  • Professional growth, collegial contact and networking opportunities through participation in the Academy's Annual Meetings.
  • An employment exchange at the Annual Meeting affords the opportunity to share information and conduct employment interviews.
  • Book exhibits at the Annual Meeting provide access to new criminal justice publications and publishing companies' representatives.
  • A membership directory facilitates contacts among researchers, educators and practitioners.
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through service on committees.
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through elected office.
  • Opportunity to participate in a variety of Sections of the Academy.  The current sections include: Community College; Corrections; Critical Criminal Justice; Information and Public Policy; International; Juvenile Justice; Minorities and Women; Police; Restorative and Community Justice; Security and Crime Prevention; Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; and Victimology.  Descriptions of each section and links to their websites where applicable are provided in the Sections part of this website.
  • Opportunity to vote in all ACJS general elections.


SENIOR MEMBERS

Description: Senior membership is open to any individual 65 years of age or older. 

Dues: $50/year

Benefits:

  • Online subscription to Justice Quarterly, a journal published six times per year, devoted to the development of knowledge in the broad area of criminal justice. While the field of criminal justice is the primary focus of Justice Quarterly, scholarship and research in related areas are solicited. The journal provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars using diverse methodologies to disseminate knowledge and innovations about justice issues and processes.
  • Online subscription to the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, a quarterly journal devoted to criminal justice education and teaching.
  • Online subscriptions to Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education provide access to current and all back issues of these journals.  The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system.  
  • Subscription to the ACJS Employment Bulletin, updated and posted twice a week on our web site at www.acjs.org. It offers a listing of academic, research, and professional employment opportunities in the field.
  • Subscription to ACJS Today, the official online newsletter of the Academy published electronically five times per year. The newsletter provides information about a variety of criminal justice-related issues.
  • Professional growth, collegial contact and networking opportunities through participation in the Academy's Annual Meetings.
  • An employment exchange at the Annual Meeting affords the opportunity to share information and conduct employment interviews.
  • Book exhibits at the Annual Meeting provide access to new criminal justice publications and publishing companies' representatives.
  • A membership directory facilitates contacts among researchers, educators and practitioners.
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through service on committees.
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through elected office.
  • Opportunity to participate in a variety of Sections of the Academy.  The current sections include: Community College; Corrections; Critical Criminal Justice; Information and Public Policy; International; Juvenile Justice; Minorities and Women; Police; Restorative and Community Justice; Security and Crime Prevention; Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; and Victimology.  Descriptions of each section and links to their websites where applicable are provided in the Sections part of this website.
  • Opportunity to vote in all ACJS general elections.


LIFETIME MEMBERS

Description: Lifetime memberships are open to any regular member.

Dues: $1500, or four annual payments of $375. 

Benefits:

  • Online subscription to Justice Quarterly, a journal published six times per year, devoted to the development of knowledge in the broad area of criminal justice. While the field of criminal justice is the primary focus of Justice Quarterly, scholarship and research in related areas are solicited. The journal provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars using diverse methodologies to disseminate knowledge and innovations about justice issues and processes.
  • Online subscription to the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, a quarterly journal devoted to criminal justice education and teaching.
  • Online subscriptions to Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education provide access to current and all back issues of these journals.  The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system.  
  • Subscription to the ACJS Employment Bulletin, updated and posted twice a week on our web site at www.acjs.org. It offers a listing of academic, research, and professional employment opportunities in the field.
  • Subscription to ACJS Today, the official online newsletter of the Academy published electronically five times per year. The newsletter provides information about a variety of criminal justice-related issues.
  • Professional growth, collegial contact and networking opportunities through participation in the Academy's Annual Meetings.
  • An employment exchange at the Annual Meeting affords the opportunity to share information and conduct employment interviews.
  • Book exhibits at the Annual Meeting provide access to new criminal justice publications and publishing companies' representatives.
  • A membership directory facilitates contacts among researchers, educators and practitioners.
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through service on committees.
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through elected office.
  • Opportunity to participate in a variety of Sections of the Academy.  The current sections include: Community College; Corrections; Critical Criminal Justice; Information and Public Policy; International; Juvenile Justice; Minorities and Women; Police; Restorative and Community Justice; Security and Crime Prevention; Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; and Victimology.  Descriptions of each section and links to their websites where applicable are provided in the Sections part of this website.
  • Opportunity to vote in all ACJS general elections.


STUDENT MEMBERS

Description: Student membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an institution of higher education who supports the purposes of the Academy, whose enrollment is certified by a regular faculty or administrative official of the institution.

Dues: $30/year

Benefits:

  • Online subscription to Justice Quarterly, a journal published six times per year, devoted to the development of knowledge in the broad area of criminal justice. While the field of criminal justice is the primary focus of Justice Quarterly, scholarship and research in related areas are solicited. The journal provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars using diverse methodologies to disseminate knowledge and innovations about justice issues and processes.
  • Online subscription to the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, a quarterly journal devoted to criminal justice education and teaching.
  • Online subscriptions to Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education provide access to current and all back issues of these journals.  The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system.  
  • Subscription to the ACJS Employment Bulletin, updated and posted twice a week on our web site at www.acjs.org. It offers a listing of academic, research, and professional employment opportunities in the field.
  • Subscription to ACJS Today, the official online newsletter of the Academy published electronically five times per year. The newsletter provides information about a variety of criminal justice-related issues.
  • Professional growth, collegial contact and networking opportunities through participation in the Academy's Annual Meetings.
  • An employment exchange at the Annual Meeting affords the opportunity to share information and conduct employment interviews.
  • Book exhibits at the Annual Meeting provide access to new criminal justice publications and publishing companies' representatives.
  • A membership directory facilitates contacts among researchers, educators and practitioners.
  • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through service on committees.
  • Opportunity to participate in a variety of Sections of the Academy.  The current sections include: Community College; Corrections; Critical Criminal Justice; Information and Public Policy; International; Juvenile Justice; Minorities and Women; Police; Restorative and Community Justice; Security and Crime Prevention; Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; and Victimology.  Descriptions of each section and links to their websites where applicable are provided in the Sections part of this website.


INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS

Description: Institutional membership is available to any institution of higher education offering a bona fide two-year, four-year, or graduate criminal justice degree program or with a criminal justice research institute. Institutional members shall designate one member of their faculty or administration as a regular member. When a university’s organizational system includes multiple campuses, each campus must individually apply for institutional membership if it houses a separately administered program or institute.

Dues: $300/year

Benefits:

  • Only Institutional Members are eligible to apply for ACJS Academic Certification Review.
  • The Institutional Member’s designated regular member receives online access to current and all past issues of Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.  This access is not to be used as a library subscription.  The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system. 
  • One vote in all ACJS general elections as the regular member.
  • Eligible to join ACJS sections.  The designated regular member will be listed as the member of the section.
  • Eligible for two free ads in the ACJS Employment Bulletin during the membership year.
  • Access to one free use of the ACJS mailing list during the membership year.
  • The individual designated by the Institution as a regular member has the same benefits as Regular Members.
    • Online subscription to Justice Quarterly, a journal published six times per year, devoted to the development of knowledge in the broad area of criminal justice. While the field of criminal justice is the primary focus of Justice Quarterly, scholarship and research in related areas are solicited. The journal provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars using diverse methodologies to disseminate knowledge and innovations about justice issues and processes.
    • Online subscription to the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, a quarterly journal devoted to criminal justice education and teaching.
    • Online subscriptions to Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education provide access to current and all back issues of these journals.  The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system.  
    • Subscription to the ACJS Employment Bulletin, updated and posted twice a week on our web site at www.acjs.org. It offers a listing of academic, research, and professional employment opportunities in the field.
    • Subscription to ACJS Today, the official online newsletter of the Academy published electronically five times per year. The newsletter provides information about a variety of criminal justice-related issues.
    • Professional growth, collegial contact and networking opportunities through participation in the Academy's Annual Meetings.
    • An employment exchange at the Annual Meeting affords the opportunity to share information and conduct employment interviews.
    • Book exhibits at the Annual Meeting provide access to new criminal justice publications and publishing companies' representatives.
    • A membership directory facilitates contacts among researchers, educators and practitioners.
    • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through service on committees.
    • Opportunity to participate in the leadership of the Academy through elected office.
    • Opportunity to participate in a variety of Sections of the Academy.  The current sections include: Community College; Corrections; Critical Criminal Justice; Information and Public Policy; International; Juvenile Justice; Minorities and Women; Police; Restorative and Community Justice; Security and Crime Prevention; Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; and Victimology.  Descriptions of each section and links to their websites where applicable are provided in the Sections part this website.
    • Opportunity to vote in all ACJS general elections.

 

The Academy is a professional organization supporting affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities in programs, activities and employment, regardless of race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation and/or gender.

 

By joining the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, members agree to comply with the Academy's Code of Ethics

 

Please note that, once paid, membership dues are non-refundable.  Thank you!