ASC EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Saturday, November 10, 2001
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Attending: Larry Sherman, John Braithwaite, Christy Visher, Candance
Osgood, Cheryl Maxson, Rosemary Barbaret, Meda Chesney-Lind, Stephanie Bush-Baskette,
Todd Clear, Chris Eskridge, John Laub, Rick Rosenfeld, Bob Bursik, Lynne Goodstein, Darnell
Hawkins, Ron Huff, Doris MacKenzie
1. Meeting called to order by President Larry Sherman.
2. Executive Director’s report (Chris Eskridge)
A. The Board voted in favor of the By-law amendment making the editor of
Criminology & Public Policy a member of the Board.
Site Selection- There were some concerns raised regarding the new charges
discriminatory practices allegedly being engaged in by the Adams Mark Hotel
chain. Some thought was given to the possibility of moving the Denver (2003)
and St. Louis (2008) meetings since they are scheduled to be held at Adams Mark
properties. Chris Eskridge looked into the matter and found that it would be
prohibitively expensive for us to cancel these contracts. He also found that the
general sentiment in the hotel industry is that the Adams Mark hotels will soon be
sold off to other entities. The Board voted to wait to see if the Adams Mark hotel
is in fact sold before giving further consideration to the possibility of moving the
St. Louis meeting to another location.
3. President”s report on 2002 Program (Larry Sherman)
A. Revised call for papers.
B. Program Committee membership.
A letter will be send to all members of the society describing the new
process for papers for the Annual Meeting.
A FAQ Sheet with answers to many of the questions that are being ask about
changes in the Annual Meeting was distributed and discussed..
4. Division Reports
A. Corrections and Sentencing (Doris MacKenzie reporting)
B. Critical Criminology (Meda Chesney-Lind reporting for Jeff Walker, chair).
International Criminology (Rosemary Barbaret, chair reporting) The Division
reported that they were in favor of ASC sending members to various countries
and international society meetings. However, they wonder if ASC is sending the
appropriate members. They ask the ASC Board to require reports of meetings
attended. The DIC would like to publish the reports in their newsletter.
D. People of Color and Crime (Stephanie Bush-Baskette, Chair reporting)
Women and Crime (Mona Dan reporting). The Division makes the following
requests of the Board: (1) Listserve at ASC offices, (2) Division rooms during
conferences be reinstated so members can meet informally or formally during the
day, and (3) Division Chairs should be solicited for input on appointments to
5. Discussion of 2002 program and new submission
guidelines. The Divisions expressed
concern about the new submission guidelines for ASC 2002 meeting. They were
concerned about the following issues: (1) the complex structure of submission process;
(2) the change had not taken advantage of the process ASC has developed to discuss new
and radical changes (e.g., town meeting, etc); (3) the procedure will be hierarchical and
exclusionary; (4) non-mainstream perspectives, critical perspectives, new faculty
perspectives and students may be excluded, feel excluded, or not apply for the panels (5)
the changes could jeopardize attendance at the meeting at a critical time for the ASC and
this could have a potentially disastrous impact on ASC's finances.
A. The Board accepted the following motion: Larry Sherman will reorganize his call
for papers with a more traditional format and send it out to members. ASC
Board, Divisional Chairs, and Ph.D. granting organization will be polled for
comments and approval of the description of the program submission guidelines
and the membership of the program committee. There will be 6 program areas,
each Division and each Ph.D. granting university will be asked to indicate
members in each of the six areas. Guidelines for submissions will be: Panel
sessions, Presidential Poster sessions, roundtables, and Presidential Panel
Sessions. The program committee will be responsible for forming the
presidential sessions and anyone can organize a presidential session and the
committee will not change that proposed session. Presidential sessions will be
pre-formed by members, formed by the president or commissioned by the
program committee. Christy Visher and Larry Sherman will draft a letter to the
membership that will include the revised program submission guidelines.
Rules for number of appearances on the program. The Board accepted
motion that ASC will suspend the rule on limits on number of
appearances on the program for one year and this information will be
included in the call for papers to be sent to the membership accepted.
6. Code of Ethics. The Board discussed
the legal and financial ramifications of having a
formal Code of Ethics. A revised draft (fall, 2001) of the “American Society of
Criminology Code of Ethics” was received from committee. The Board voted to defer
further action on this until April and ask Chris for a report on liabilities. Move that Chris
Eskridge notify the committee chair that we are in substantial discussion about the
submitted code accepted.
7. A discussion of the role of the ASC National
Policy Committee and NPC report until
was postponed until April.
8. Minority mentorship committee. The
Board accepted a motion to invite Orlando to
attend the April ASC Board meeting to discuss the Minority Mentorship Proposal.
9. ASC prizes and cash awards deferred until April.
10. Sutherland Award. The Board accepted a motion
that the Sutherland Address at the
Annual Meeting be published in Criminology. The Board discussed requirements for the
Sutherland Award and whether the winner is required to be a North American which is
the language on the website. There is no language to limit the award to a North American
and the charge to the committee must be changed. The Board requested that Chris
Eskridge write a letter to the award committee to inform them that they may be
misinformed about qualifications for the Sutherland award.
11. Decade of Behavior. The Board accepted a
motion to leave the decision about the
request for an ASC member to market information about the education project to the
discretion of the Executive Director.
12. The Board voted to accept the committee member list proposed
by President Larry
13. Financial update after 2002 meeting. It looks as if
we will have to pay the Sheraton
$10,000-$12,000 based on lower room rentals. We don’t know whether we will owe
anything to the Marriot. The attendance was approximately 2,060.
14. The Criminology editorship changes this year.
There is no restriction on term limits for
the editor so Bob Bursik could reapply.
15. The April Board meeting will be held the last weekend
in April at Palmer House from
3:00 PM April, 26 of Friday and end Sat 5:00PM.