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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY

HISTORY OF THE DIVISION OF BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL CRIMINOLOGY

The Division of Biopsychosocial Criminology had its origins in a workshop held at ASC’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Riverside Hotel on Wednesday November 16th from 11 am to 12.20 pm. It was attended by 36 individuals, and after a lively discussion there was strong enthusiasm for moving forward with the creation of this division.

On April 10, 2017, Adrian Raine and David Farrington petitioned Members of the ASC Executive Board for the creation of the Division on behalf of members who had signed a petition for its creation. The ASC Executive Board met in the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia and approved the petition on Friday April 28, 2017, with Biopsychosocial Criminology becoming the 13th Division created by ASC.
The first announcement of the Division’s creation was made to ASC Division Heads on May 1, 2017.

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