American Sociological Association

Crime, Law, and Deviance

The purpose of the Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance is to foster the development of this aspect of sociology through the organized interchange of ideas and research results. The Crime, Law, and Deviance Section examines matters of sociological interest related to the study and understanding of juvenile or adult law-violating behavior and the organization and operation of law enforcement, judicial, and correctional processes.

Section Officers & Council


Past Chair: Pamela Wilcox, University of Cincinnati 2017
Chair-Elect: Ramiro Martinez, Jr., Northeastern University 2017
Chair: Eric P. Baumer, Pennsylvania State University 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Stacy De Coster, North Carolina State University 2019

Section Council

Holly A. Foster, Texas A & M University 2019
Andrew V. Papachristos, Yale University 2018
Jeremy Staff, The Pennsylvania State University 2019
Victor M. Rios, University of California, Santa Barbara 2017
Derek A. Kreager, Pennsylvania State University 2017
Michelle S. Phelps, University of Minnesota 2018

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