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
critcrim.org 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. Early efforts to establish a web presence were integrated into critcrim.org when Division leadership adopted this site, and each organization has actively used this site in the past, but no formal relationship presently exists. While critcrim.org is happy to support the web-based efforts of these and similar organizations, and new information is added on request, much of this site is archival.