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A Resolution for the Establishment of Divisions within ASC was approved by the membership as of October 30, 1980. The ASC Board approved the creation of the Division on Women and Crime at its Board Meeting on November 14, 1981. The DWC formally came into existence as of 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 4, 1982 when the DWC held its first meeting in the Windsor East room of the Toronto Sheraton Hotel. At that meeting, a provisional Executive Board was appointed, with Dr. P.J. Baunach being named chair.  The first elected Executive Board took office in 1984, which is the year the division recognizes as its true "founding."  The Division on Women and Crime celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2004, and celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2014 in San Francisco.

Resolution for the Establishment of Divisions in the ASC, October 30, 1980

Minutes from the Executive Board Meeting held on November 14, 1981 in Washington, DC

ASC Program documenting the 1st meeting of the DWC on November 4, 1982

History of the Division of Women and Crime

DWC Web Page