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


Chair: Sara Wakefield, Rutgers University 2020
Chair-Elect: Victor M. Rios, University of California, Santa Barbara 2020
Past Chair: Karen F. Parker, University of Delaware 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Holly Foster, Texas A&M University 2022

Section Council

Sarah K.S. Shannon, University of Georgia 2020
Lisa Marie Broidy, University of New Mexico 2020
Amada Armenta, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs 2021
Bianca E. Bersani, University of Maryland 2021
Nikki Jones, Univ of California, Berkeley 2022
Ashley T. Rubin, University of Hawaii, Manoa 2022

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