Result of 2021 ACS Official Election
An online election of the ACS officers for the three-year term from January 2022 to December 2024 was conducted.
Congratulations to the following members!
President of the Executive Committee: R. Thilagaraj.
Vice-Presidents of the Executive Committee: John Scott, Jeeva Niriella.
Members of the Executive Board: Ruohui Zhao (Treasurer), Xiaomei Liu, Koichi Hamai, Latha Subramanian, Xuan Chen, Yan Zhang, Guangzhen Wu, Mai Sato.
Chairperson of the General Assembly: Jianhong Liu.
Vice-Chairpersons of the General Assembly: Hua Zhong, Tit Wing Lo.
Members of the Presidium of the General Assembly: Gerry J. Cano, Pathmanathan Sundramoorthy, Honglan Shuai, Hongwei Zhang, Yugang Chang, Mou Lin Xiong, Oliver Chan, Balraj Chauhan, Yong-Chul Park, Yifen Lu.
Chairperson of the Supervisory Board: Tzu-hsing Chen.
Vice-Chairperson of the Supervisory Board: Ni (Phil) He.
Members of the Supervisory Board: Renwen Liu, Kaicheng Huang, Anqi Shen.
2021 ACS Election: Call for Nominations to the Officers of ACS
The Asian Criminological Society calls for nominations to the Office Positions. The Society is now seeking nominations for the positions including a President, 2 Vice-Presidents, and 8 Board members in the Executive Board, a Chairman, 2 Vice-Chairmen and 12 members in the General Assembly, and a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, and 3 members in the Supervisory Board. New terms will start from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024.
Nomination shall adhere to the rules for election. Please see below for the details.
According to the ACS Constitution, only paid ACS members can vote and be elected for ACS office positions. The member’s rights of any person (to make nominations, be nominated, make suggestions and comments, and vote, etc.) only take effect from the date that he/she pays his/her membership fee.
Rules for Nomination
A nomination needs to be done by one primary nominator along with other collaborative nominators. All nominators must be qualified members who have paid their membership fees. The nominators need to fill out the nomination form (see attached) and the primary nominator should email it to the ACS secretary to make the nomination. The primary nominator should use the email address he/she registered with ACS when he/she paid his/her membership fee and officially became a member. To make a nomination, the nominators must have obtained prior agreement from the nominee, that he/she will be willing to serve ACS on the position he/she is being nominated for.
For the positions of President of Executive Board and Chairman of Supervisory Board, a primary nominator needs to have at least five collaborative nominators together to make the nomination. The nominators need to provide nominees’ CVs and a biosketch.
For the positions of Vice President of Executive Board, Vice Chairman of General Assembly, Vice Chairman of Supervisory Board, a primary nominator needs to have at least three collaborative nominators together to make the nomination. The nominators need to provide nominees’ CVs and a biosketch.
For the other positions of ACS office, a primary nominator needs to have at least three collaborative nominators together to make the nomination. The nominators need to provide nominees’ biosketch.
In addition to the nominating rules, please take note of a few new By Laws for upcoming elections regarding nominations. The By Laws can be found here: http://www.acs002.com/about.php?id=34
The deadline to submit a nomination is before October 25, 2021. Please fill out the Nomination Form (attached) and email to Ms. Pin Yu (email@example.com).
ACS 2021 Election Announcement
Dear ACS member,
The 2021 ACS election ballot is now available to be completed online.
As an active ACS member, you are going to receive an email invitation to cast your vote for the 5th (2022-2024) ACS officials by SurveyMonkey. Please vote via the voting button in the email.
Noted that you will only have one-time access to the election platform. If you’d like to know our candidates more before voting, you can visit http://www.acs002.com/about.php?id=34 and find List of Candidates for each candidate’s information.
Please let us know if you have any concerns.
12TH ACS ANNUAL MEETING IN JAPAN, 18-21 JUNE 2021
The 12th ACS Annual Conference will be postponed until June 18-21, 2021 which will be held at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. Please check the website http://acs2020.org/.
Whilst we were hopeful that restrictions on international travel to and from Japan would have loosened by the time of the conference, based on a considered evaluation of the current situation this remains unlikely. Furthermore, given the potential for a second wave of infections during the winter season, the subsequent disruption this would bring to hosting a large international event, and our obligations to prevent the spread of the virus, a short-term postponement would pose considerable risks.
Thus, a decision has been made to postpone the 12th Annual Conference until June 18-21, 2021 which will be held at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. The deadlines for registration and abstract submission will be accordingly changed in due course. Please continue to check this website for announcements and details. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes and ask for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.
For those who have already completed registration, we would like to reassure you that your participation fee will be carried over and there will be no need to register again. However, given that there has been a significant change in the schedule, we understand that some individuals will no longer be able to participate. Those who wish to cancel their registration will be refunded. The Conference Secretariat will contact registrants individually at the end of June.
Despite the current disruption to our personal lives and academic pursuits, we remain more committed than ever to tackling the issues and injustices in Asia requiring all our criminological expertise. We look forward to hosting the 12thAnnual ACS Conference and welcoming you to Ryukoku University in June 2021. For more information, please see the link http://acs2020.org/.
Prof. Dr. ISHIZUKA, Shin-ichi
Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Update: June 18, 2020
JOIN Life Membership
Great news that now the requirement to join life membership at ACS has been temporarily removed. Now is the perfect timing for you to take advantage of it.
The ACS has established a reciprocal agreement to collaborate with the Academy Crimimal Justice Sciences(ACJS) since 2018. The ACS members are able to attend the ACJS annual conference at their reduced rate for members.
10% off for IJRJ subscription
All ACS members enjoy a 10% discount of The International Journal of Restorative Justice subscription !
16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology 2018
We are pleased to announce that The 16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology 2018 will be held in Hong Kong, China on June 10-14, 2018.
The Symposium is jointly organized by City University of Hong Kong and World Society of Victimology and will be the first time the Symposium is held in China. We are excited about the opportunity to bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners to stimulate dialogue and create a better understanding on victimology around the world.
Abstract can be submitted from now until January 31st, 2018.
Further details can be found here: http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/ss_
2019-2021 ACS Board Members
The newly elected ACS official for 2019-2021 has been announced. Please refer to ABOUT ACS - BOARD for the list. Congratulations to Prof. Setsuo Miyazawa, the incoming ACS president, and other newly elected board members.
11th ACS annual meeting in the Philippines, June 23-26 2019
The 11th ACS annual conference will take place in Cebu, the Philippines during June 23-26, 2019. More information please check the conference website: http://www.11thacsannualconference.com/
Journal Impact Factor of Asian Journal of Criminology Peaks at A Historical Height of 2.297
The Asian Journal of Criminology(AJOC) has achieved a significant increase in the 2020 SSCI impact factor. It peaks at a historical height of 2.297. The jump makes AJOC rank at 36/69 by the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and 38/107 by the Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) in the category of Criminology/Penology journals. In addition to the significant progress, contributions by country/region of AJOC have expanded to 12 Asian ones, including South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Mainland China, Israel, Taiwan, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Japan. The diverse coverage is an outcome of AJOC’s endeavour to establish a vibrant platform for Asian scholars and their research to be heard and read by audiences worldwide.
Please Follow the ACS Twitter Account
To improve the influence of Aisan Criminological Society, we have created the Twitter Account of ACS. For more information, please follow the ACS Twitter account "Asian Criminological Society @AsianCrim" https://twitter.com/AsianCrim
Please Follow the Website of Aisan Journal of Criminology
Please browse the website of Aisan Journal of Criminology which is an interdisciplinary journal on crime, law and deviance in Asia: https://www.springer.com/journal/11417
10th ACS annual meeting in Malaysia, June 24-28 2018
The primary objective of this conference is to bring together scholars, academics and practitioners working in the field, or in related disciplines, to share and exchange their knowledge and experiences. Scholars and practitioners from Asia and all over the world are therefore invited to attend.
We encourage scholars, academicians, and, in particular, practitioners to not only attend but also to present papers. Presentations on a wide range of topics in the area are welcomed, and papers synthesizing theory and practice are especially encouraged.
If your are interested in participating in this conference, please visit our website (https://events.mcpfpg.org/acsc2018/).
SSCI-The Asian Journal of Criminology
Asian Journal of Criminology (SSCI) Ranked Q1 by SJR
The Asian Journal of Criminology (AJOC) has been ranked as a Q1 journal by SJR. It is included in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).
I welcome colleague to submit your manuscripts to AJOC for publication considerations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
To submit your manuscript, please get registered into our system at:
To read papers in AJOC and check more information, please go to:
Following are the Table of Contents in the last four issues of Asian Journal of Criminology:
Volume 12, Issue 3, September 2017
Sarre, R. (2017). Metadata Retention as a Means of Combatting Terrorism and Organised Crime: A Perspective from Australia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 167-179. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9256-7
Carrington, K., & Hogg, R. (2017). Deconstructing Criminology's Origin Stories. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 181-197. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9248-7
Densley, J. A., Hilal, S. M., Li, S. D., & Tang, W. (2017). Homicide-Suicide in China: an Exploratory Study of Characteristics and Types. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 199-216. doi:10.1007/s11417-016-9238-1
Lin, Y. S. (2017). Is this the Right Job for Me and my Children? Turnover Intention and Parental Correctional Career Endorsement among Correctional Officers in Taiwan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 217-230. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9243-z
Cassiano, M. S. (2017). Review of Gary T. Marx, Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 231-233. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9247-8
Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2017
Atkinson-Sheppard, S. (2017). ‘Mastaans’ and the Market for Social Protection Exploring Mafia Groups in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 235-253.
Mundia, L., Matzin, R., Mahalle, S., Hamid, MHS, & Osman, RS. (2017). Roles of Psychopathic Personality, Mental Health, and Recidivism in Criminal Behavior: Survey of Brunei Inmates. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 255-280.
Chen, X. (2017). Parental Migration, Caretaking Arrangement, and Children’s Delinquent Behavior in Rural China. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 281-302.
Li, Y. (2017). Spatio-Temporal Change of Crime at Provincial Scale in China—Since the Economic Reform. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 303-340.
Barrera, D. J. (2017). Drug War Stories and the Philippine President. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 341-359.
Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2018
Lee, S. C., Hanson, R. K. & Zabarauckas, C. L. (2018). Sex Offenders of East Asian Heritage Resemble Other Canadian Sex Offenders. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 1-15.
Lee, S. C., Hanson, R. K. & Zabarauckas, C. L. (2018). Correction to: Sex Offenders of East Asian Heritage Resemble Other Canadian Sex Offenders. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 17-18.
Nalla, M. K., Hamm, J. A. & Paek. S. Y. (2018). Is Police Integrity an Important Predictor of Citizen Satisfaction in Police in Post-colonial Emerging Democracies? The Case of India. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 19-34.
Wyatt, T., Johnson, K., Hunter, L. & George R. (2018). Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking: Three Case Studies Involving Asia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 35-55.
Ullah, A., Yang, Q., Ali, Z. & Anees M. (2018). Terrorism in India as a Determinant of Terrorism in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 57-77.
Volume 13, Issue 2, June 2018
Yuan, X. (2018). Conducting Criminological Fieldwork in China: a Guanxi Approach? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 70-90.
Chan, W., Tan, E. S., Lee, J. T. & Mathi, B. (2018). How Strong Is Public Support for the Death Penalty in Singapore? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 91-107.
Ludbey, C. R., Brooks, D. J. & Coole, M. P. (2018). Corporate Security: Identifying and Understanding the Levels of Security Work in an Organisation. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 109-128.
Suzuki, M., Pai, C. & Islam, M. J. (2018). Systematic Quantitative Literature Review on Criminological Theories in Asia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 129-151.
Suzuki, M., Pai, C. & Islam, M. J. (2018). Correction to: Systematic Quantitative Literature Review on Criminological Theories in Asia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 153.
Scott, J., Fa’avale, A. & Thompson, B. Y. (2018). What can Southern Criminology Contribute to a Post-Race Agenda? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 155-173.
List of AJOC Papers in Web of Science Core Collection
Papers of Asian Journal of Criminology now have started to be included into the Web of Science. This is a significant step
for the development of Asian Criminology. These papers, published in the Asian Journal of Criminology, have already
received important exposure to the wider audience of the world criminologists.
Let’s work together and work harder to develop Asian Criminology to be a stronger voice in the field of Criminology.
The following is the list of Asian Journal of Criminology articles included in Web of Science Core Collection.
All the full text can be found in Web of Science.
Volume 10, Issue 1, Mar 2015
Joo, H. J. (2015). Crime and Criminal Justice in South Korea: Editor’s Introduction.Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 1-6.
McCluskey, J. D., Moon, B., & Lee, S. (2015). Korean Police Officer Attitudes toward the Use of Force. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 7-22.
Yun, I., Hwang, E., & Lynch, J. (2015). Police Stressors, Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Turnover Intention among South Korean Police Officers. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 23-41.
Shim, H. S., Jo, Y., & Hoover, L. T. (2015). A Test of General Strain Theory on Police Officers’Turnover Intention. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 43-62.
Park, S. M. (2015). A Study of Over-Dispersed Household Victimizations in South Korea: Zero-Inflated Negative Binomial Analysis of Korean National Crime Victimization Survey. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 63-78.
Choi, K. S., Choo, K., Choi, J., & Woo, Y. (2015). Understanding the Dynamics of the Victim-Perpetrator Relationship in Child Sexual Abuse: an Examination of the Child Sex Abuse Victimization Data in South Korea. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 79-97.
Joo, H. J., & Jo, Y. (2015). Family, School, Peers, and Recidivism among South Korean Juvenile Offenders:an Event History Analysis. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(1), 99-116.Volume 10, Issue 2, Jun 2015
Messner, S. F. (2015). When West Meets East: Generalizing Theory and Expanding the Conceptual Toolkit of Criminology. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(2), 117-129.
Agnew, R. (2015). Using General Strain Theory to Explain Crime in Asian Societies. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(2), 131-147.
Ohbuchi, K., & Kondo, H. (2015). Psychological Analysis of Serious Juvenile Violence in Japan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(2), 149-162.
Bull, M. (2015). Community Policing and the Limits of the Bureaucratic State. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(2), 163-177.
Hood, R. (2015). Review of Mai Sato, The Death Penalty in Japan. Will the Public Tolerate Abolition? Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(2), 179-181.Volume 10, Issue 3, Sep 2015
Braithwaite, J. (2015). Rethinking Criminology through Radical Diversity in Asian Reconciliation. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(3), 183-191.
Koda, N., Miyaji, Y., & Kuniyoshi, M. (2015). Effects of a Dog-assisted Program in a Japanese Prison. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(3), 193-208.
Wang, X. (2015). Psychological Empowerment of Frontline Police Officers in Response to Social Service Role Strain in China. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(3), 209-229.
Mohd-Manusi, Z., Rameli, M. N. F., & Omar, N. (2015). Governance Mechanisms in the Malaysian Banking Sector: Mitigation of Fraud Occurrence. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(3), 231-249.
Radelet, M. (2015). Review of Roger Hood and Surya Deva (Eds), Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics, and Public Opinion. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(3), 251-253.Volume 10, Issue 4, Dec 2015
Errante, A. (2015). Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(4), 303-305.
Sampson, R. J. (2015). Crime and the Life Course in a Changing World: Insights from Chicago and Implications for Global Criminology. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(4), 277-286.
Farrington, D. P., Harada, Y., Shinkai, H., & Moriya, T. (2015). Longitudinal and Criminal Career Research in Japan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(4), 255-276.
Chen, K. (2015). Extremism, Counter-Terrorism and Policing. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(4),325-326.
Jiang, S., Zhang, D., Jin, X., Xiang, D., Greenleaf, R., Liu, J., & Xu, N. (2015). Semiformal Crime Control and Semiformal Organizations in China: An Empirical Demonstration from Chinese Community Corrections. Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(4), 287-302.
Li, E. (2015). Towards the Lenient Justice? A Rise of 'Harmonious' Penality in Contemporary China.Asian Journal of Criminology, 10(4), 307-323.
Criminology Research Center, Ryukoku University, Japan
Ryukoku University Aspires towards a “Compassionate Criminology”
The Criminology Research Center aspires towards criminology that does not hand out severe punishments to criminals but seeks to uncover the truth and rehabilitate criminals into society through compassion.
While crime has dark connotations, we look to view our society as a whole through the phenomenon of crime. We seek to explain the phenomenon of crime from the viewpoints of human sciences, social sciences, and natural sciences, and formulate rational measures against it.
We advance three guiding principles towards creating a “Ryukoku Criminology” that combines and systematizes a wide variety of knowledge relevant to the issue of crime.
1. Building a Criminology Curriculum
2. Evaluating and Proposing Policies on Crime
3. International Exchange and Communication
Gerhard O W Mueller Award-Prof Liu Jianhong
Prof Liu Jianhong has been selected to receive the prestigious Gerhard O W Mueller Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Criminal Justice from the ACJS
Online Lecture Preview丨Theory of Relational Justice: Example of Asian Criminology’s Approach to Decolonising Criminology
May 28, 9:00 AM (BST)
Professor Jianhong Liu, Faculty of Law, University of Macau; Chairman, General Assembly of Asian Criminological Society
Zoom Meeting ID: 912 8739 6131
Zoom Passcode: 577938
2020 Best Paper Award
The 2020 ACS Distinguished Book Award and Graduate Student Article Award
The 2020 ACS Distinguished Book Award Committee and the 2020 ACS Graduate Student Article Award Committee have announced their decisions. An award ceremony will be held at the 2020 ACS meeting in Kyoto on June 18-21, 2021.
The 2020 ACS Distinguished Book Award
Sally Atkinson-Sheppard, The Gangs of Bangladesh: Mastaans, Street Gangs and ‘Illicit Child Labourers’ in Dhaka, Palgrave (2019).
Rebecca W. Y. Wong, The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China: Understanding the Distribution Networks, Palgrave (2019).
Laura Bui & David P. Farrington, Crime in Japan: A Psychological Perspective, Palgrave (2019).
Vincent Shing Cheng, Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China, Hong Kong University Press (2019).
Erik Herber, Lay and Expert Contributions to Japanese Criminal Justice, Routledge (2019).
The 2020 ACS Distinguished Book Award Committee:
Peter Grabosky, Committee Chair
Nicole Cheung Wai Ting
The 2020 ACS Graduate Student Article Award
Dan Jerome Barrera, “The Role of ‘Problematic’ and ‘Improved’ Indicators of Risky Lifestyles in the Self Control/Lifestyle Framework of Victimization Among Filipino Adolescents,” Asian Journal of Criminology, 13: 175-191 (2018). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11417-018-9265-1
KarmaTshering, “Ideological Influence of Gross National Happiness on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Bhutan,” Revue Juridique du Bonheur, 1 (2019). https://www.oib-france.com/la-revue-juridique-du-bonheur/the-ideological-influence-of-gross-national-happiness-on-the-administration-of-criminal-justice-in-bhutan/
Rottem Rosenberg Rubins, “Crimmigration as Population Management in the ‘Control Society’: Lessons from the Detention of Asylum-Seekers in Israel,” New Criminal Law Review, 22: 236-300 (2019) https://online.ucpress.edu/nclr/article/22/3/236/68903/Crimmigration-as-Population-Management-in-the
The 2020 ACS Graduate Student Article Award Committee:
Chuen-Jim Sheu, Committee Chair
Newsletter1 About the ACS President, December 2018
Newsletter2 About 12th Annual Conference of ACS, October 2019