ASC Division of Communities and Place (DCP)
Barbara Warner led the effort to form the ASC Division of Communities and Place (Current Chair: Tom Stucky). An organizational meeting was held and signatures were collected in support of the new division during the 2016 meeting in New Orleans, LA. A Resolution for the Establishment of Divisions within ASC was approved by the Board in April 2017. The Division held its first Executive Board and Membership meetings in Philadelphia, PA in 2017.
The mission of the Division of Communities and Place is to support the development of theory, research, and policy regarding the effects of both community context (such as social structure, culture, and social processes) and place (such as the built, social, cultural and physical environment) on crime rates, hot spots, and crime control. The Division is grounded in the historical fact that crime varies by place, and seeks to develop the best methods and strategies for understanding and addressing the causes and consequences of crime within communities and at specific geographic locations.
To achieve its mission, the division seeks to foster and promote research and enhance communication and partnerships among scholars, students, practitioners, policy makers and community members.
- New ASC Members should refer to the Divisions section of the membership form.
- Existing ASC Members may add this Division to their current ASC membership as per the member’s membership portal landing page.
- Active/Retired Member ($20)
- Student Member ($5)