The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 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.
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.
The Academy’s aims and objectives are to encourage the study, improve the practice and advance the knowledge of forensic sciences, and to establish and maintain a research body for this purpose; to hold meetings and to publish such materials as is calculated to further the objects of the Academy; and to do all such things as may be calculated to widen, improve and develop the education and knowledge both of those actively concerned in the pursuits of the forensic sciences and of the public.
The Australian Forensic Science Society was formed in 1971 with the aim of bringing together scientists, police, criminalists, pathologists, and members of the legal profession actively involved with the forensic sciences. The Society’s objectives are to enhance the quality of forensic science by providing symposia, lectures, discussions and demonstrations encompassing the various disciplines within the science. In 1988 the Society recognised its New Zealand members and changed its name to THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND FORENSIC SCIENCE SOCIETY (ANZFSS).
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology aims to promote study, understanding, and co-operation in the field of Criminology; bring together persons actively engaged, or who have been actively engaged, in teaching and/or practices in the field of Criminology; foster training and research in Criminology in institutions of learning, and in law enforcement, judicial, and correctional agencies; encourage communication within the field of Criminology through publications and conferences; and promote and foster understanding of Criminology by parliaments, governments, and the public.
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice, compiling trend data and disseminating research and policy advice. The AIC informs crime and justice policy and practice in Australia by undertaking, funding and disseminating policy-relevant research of national significance, by generating a crime and justice evidence base, and by establishing a national knowledge centre.
The British Society of Criminology aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom. The Society has been in existence for nearly 60 years and has a wide-ranging membership based in the UK and overseas.
The International Society for Criminology (ISC) was founded in Rome, Italy in 1937. It is the only worldwide organization in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Its objective is to support activities and research designed to produce a better understanding of the crime phenomenon on an international scale; to translate research findings into policy making and programmatic interventions; and to support the establishment of high quality criminology and criminal justice programs. The Society promotes the prevention of crime as well along with improving the procedures used by criminal justice systems. Its activities, therefore, focus both on scientific and practical issues.