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Criminal Justice Organizations and Associations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

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.

American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon

An association of students and professional practitioners with chapters throughout the United States which is active in exposing educators, practitioners, students and the general public to new policies and procedures, improved technology, unique training, educational programs, and general information for the benefit of the criminal justice system. Web page provides information about membership, the organization's newsletter, and miscellaneous links.

Crime Prevention Association of Michigan

This association provides and promotes crime prevention, education, training, technical assistance and professional development to crime prevention practitioners to improve the quality of life in Michigan communities.

International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP)

A center of information and educational services for those concerned about the challenges now facing all free societies, and promoting professional ethics in the counterterrorism field.

International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)

A widely recognized consulting association in the security industry, its rigid membership requirements ensure that potential clients may select from the most elite group of professional, ethical and competent security consultants available to them.

International Association for the Study of Organized Crime

A professional association of criminologists, researchers, working professionals, teachers, and students. IASOC works to promote greater understanding and research about organized crime in all its manifestations.

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

A multiethnic, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals and community leaders dedicated to improving the administration of justice. The Association was founded as a vehicle by which criminal justice practitioners could initiate positive change from within, while increasing opportunities for the average citizen to better understand the nature and the operation of our local, state, and federal criminal justice processes. Membership and participation in the activities of the Association are open to all, irrespective of race, creed, or country of national origin.

National Criminal Justice Association

The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) is the Washington, D. C.-based special interest group that represents states on crime control and public safety matters. The NCJA's work focuses primarily on helping develop and implement national policy in the criminal justice field and on helping states address criminal justice-related problems. Under a cooperative agreement first signed in 1982, the NCJA also provides the National Governors' Association (NGA) with staff support on justice and public safety matters. The NCJA and NGA work closely in formulating policy guidance for governors on such public safety issues as drug control, prison and jail crowding, and fire safety.

United States Department of Justice

The mission of the Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; to administer and enforce the Nation's immigration laws fairly and effectively; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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