About Us

The Division of Developmental and Life-course Criminology was established in November 2012 and had their first meeting at the 2012 American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in Chicago. The Division was established by David Farrington and Tara Renae McGee.

We welcome current members and those interested in joining the Division to attend our meetings at the annual ASC conference. See http://www.asc41.com/index.htm. Our Life-time Achievement Awards and Early Career Awards are presented at the ASC meetings.

The aims of the Division of Developmental and Life-course Criminology are:

  1. To advance developmental and life-course criminology and the study of criminal careers,
  2. To bring together ASC members interested in discussing and supporting developmental and life-course research in criminology,
  3. To facilitate and encourage interaction and dissemination of developmental and life- course research among ASC members, practitioners, funding agencies, policy-making bodies, and other relevant groups, and
  4. To organize and promote ASC conference sessions related to issues in developmental and life-course research in criminology.

You can join the Division by completing the general ASC membership form and indicating that you want to join the Division as well. If you are already an ASC member, you can still join the Division only, via this form.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the ASC office. Any other queries, please contact the relevant member of the Executive Board (listed on this website).



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