This site is intended to:
- Foster research and theory development in the field of critical criminology, which is widely recognized as one of the major paradigms in criminology.
- Provide a forum for members of the ASC to discuss ideas and to exchange information, both through events at the annual meetings and through a Divisional newsletter.
- Encourage appropriate and effective teaching techniques and practices and stimulate the development of curricula related to courses on critical criminology.
- Link scholars with interests in critical criminology
The critcrim site supports the efforts of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Critical Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Section on Critical Criminal Justice. Site users are encouraged to post announcement regarding jobs, calls for papers, or other topics of interest to those interested in critical perspectives on crime and justice.