Members’ Corner

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 Call for Papers and Nominations

There is a call for contributors for contributions to the Encyclopedia of Race, Crime and Justice: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic that will publish in December 2019. More information is available here.

The American Society of Criminology invites nominations for 2018 awards. Members are encouraged to submit nominations of Division of policing members. More information about the awards and deadlines here.

Policing: An International Journal (formerly PIJPSM) invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of Intelligence-led Policing by July 7, 2018. Further details available here.

Criminal Justice Review invites submissions for a special issue “Police Body-Worn Cameras,” edited by Dr. Matthew Crow and Dr. John Oritz Smykla. More information available here.


(Application Deadline:  April 1)

The Teaching Award (established in 2008) is a lifetime-achievement award designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching over the span of an academic career.  This award is meant to identify and reward teaching excellence that has been demonstrated by individuals either (a) at one educational institution where the nominee is recognized and celebrated as a master teacher of criminology and criminal justice; or, (b) at a regional or national level as a result of that individual’s sustained efforts to advance criminological/criminal justice education.

Any faculty member who holds a full-or part-time position teaching criminology or criminal justice is eligible for the award, inclusive of graduate and undergraduate universities as well as two- and four-year colleges.  In addition, faculty members who have retired are eligible within the first two years of retirement.

Faculty may be nominated by colleagues, peers, or students, or they may self-nominate, by writing a letter of nomination to the Chair of the Teaching Awards Committee. Letters of nomination must include a statement in support of nomination of not more than three pages.  The nominee and/or the nominator may write the statement.

Nominees will be contacted by the Chair of the Teaching Award Committee and asked to submit a teaching portfolio of supporting materials. The teaching portfolios should include:

  1. a table of contents
  2. curriculum vita, and
  3. evidence of teaching accomplishments, which may include
    • student evaluations, which may be qualitative or quantitative, from recent years or over the course of the nominee’s career
    • peer reviews of teaching,
    • nominee statements of teaching philosophy and practices,
    • evidence of mentoring,
    • evidence of research on teaching (papers presented on teaching, teaching journals edited, etc.),
    • selected syllabi,
    • letters of nomination/reference, and
    • other evidence of teaching achievements.

The materials in the portfolio should include brief, descriptive narratives designed to provide the Teaching Award Committee with the proper context to evaluate the materials. Student evaluations, for example, should be introduced by a very brief description of the methods used to collect the evaluation data and, if appropriate, the scales used and available norms to assist with interpretation. Other materials in the portfolio should include similar brief descriptions to assist the Committee with evaluating the significance of the materials.

Current members of the ASC Board are ineligible to receive this award.

Letters of nomination (including statements in support of nomination) should be submitted to the Teaching Award Committee Chair in electronic format and must be received by April 1, 2018. The nominee’s portfolio and all other supporting materials should also be submitted to the Teaching Award Committee Chair in electronic format and must be received by June 1, 2018.

Teaching Award Committee Chair
Barbara Koons Witt   

The Executive Board may decide not to give the award in any given year. Award decisions will be based on the strength of the nominees’ qualifications and not on the number of nomination endorsements received for any particular candidate.

Funding Announcements

NIJ Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice Solicitation 

NIJ seeks to support the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) priorities of reducing violent crime and enhancing investigations and prosecutions by funding investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice. While the scope of this solicitation is defined as investigator initiated, the following research topics are of particular interest to DOJ.

  1. Eyewitness Identification Evidence: cognitive neuroscience; and research on estimator and system variables
  2. Front-end Intervention Strategies: diversion and deflection; pretrial notification protocols and court appearance compliance; bail reform; and justice-led strategies aimed at young-adult offenders
  3. Enhancing Investigations and Prosecutions: body-worn cameras; and juror decision-making

Webinar: A webinar for this solicitation is scheduled for 3:00 pm EST on April 4, 2018. See the registration page at A transcript will be available on NIJ’s website at

The full solicitation is available here.

Job and Position Announcements

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  • The College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ), with a term commencing no later than July 1, 2019. More information is available here.
  • The University of Queensland is seeking an inaugural Director to lead an institution-wide, multi-faculty initiative to address the technical, social, and policy dimensions of global security. More details available here.
  • Police Practice and Research is currently conducting a search to fill the role of Associate Managing Editor. Further details available here.
  • The University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock) Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (R96985) position to begin August 2018. They seek candidates with a Ph.D. (or completed all Ph.D. requirements before employment commences) in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field. Further details available here.
  • The Department of Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, seeks a seasoned and outstanding senior scholar in criminal justice, criminology or a related field, qualified for appointment as a full professor with tenure, to serve as Chairperson effective Fall 2018. Further details available here.
  • Applications are invited for a research associate (post-doctoral researcher) in Criminal Justice/Criminology in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will provide research guidance and project management for several externally funded research projects. Further details available here.
  • South Dakota State’s Department of Sociology and Rural Studies invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2018. Further details are available here.
  • The University of South Carolina’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applicants for two tenure track positions, one with a specialization in policing. Further details are available here.
  • The George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and society invites applicants for two tenure track positions beginning in the Fall of 2018. Further details are available here.
  • The University of South Florida’s Department of Criminology invites applicants for two tenure track positions beginning in the Fall of 2018. Further details are available here.
  • The American Society of Criminology invites applications for the position of Editor of Criminology & Public Policy, one of its official journals. The new Editor will be responsible for three volumes, beginning with the February 2020 issue. It is anticipated that new manuscript submissions will transfer to the new Editor in the spring of 2019. Further details are available here

 New Publications and Policing Journals

Books & Online Resources 

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Conferences and Events


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Special Offers


  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police has a new student membership program.  Students can become IACP members and gain access to resources, training, and networking opportunities for only $30.  More information available HERE and at the IACP Membership page.
  • Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice is a leading peer-reviewed publication from Oxford University Press. Aimed at connecting law enforcement leaders, police researchers, analysts, and policy makers, it contains critical analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics from policing on a local and global stage. In a new partnership with the Division of Policing, Oxford Journals is offering a special reduced members’ annual subscription rate of $114, a discount of more than 60% on the standard price ($308). This offer provides one year’s print subscription – 4 issues – along with complimentary online access. To claim this offer, please visit and choose the ‘Subscriptions’ tab.  More information available HERE.