The Division of Experimental Criminology
The Academy of Experimental Criminology
The Division of Experimental Criminology (DEC) is one of 8 divisions in the American Society of Criminology. The DEC seeks to promote and improve the use and development of experimental evidence and methods in the advancement of criminological theory and evidence-based crime policy.
The DEC recognizes outstanding achievements in experimental criminology through the Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award, the Award for Outstanding Experimental Field Trial, and the Student Paper Award.
The Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC) was founded in 1998 in order to recognize criminologists who have successfully led randomized, controlled, field experiments in criminology.
The AEC recognizes outstanding achievements in experimental criminology through election of Fellows and Honorary Fellows as well as the Joan McCord Award and the Young Experimental Scholar Award.
DEC-AEC Memorandum of Understanding
Recent publications by DEC members related to experiments:
Greenwood, P., Welsh, B., & Rocque, M. (2012) Implementing Proven Programs for Juvenile Offenders: Assessing State Progress. Report released by Advancing Evidence Based Practice. Download report here.
Ariel, B., Vila, J., and Sherman, L. (2012) Random Assignment without tears: how to stop worrying and love the Cambridge randomizer. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8(2), 193-208.
Cook, P. J., O’Brien, M., Braga, A. and Ludwig, J. (2012) Lessons from a partially controlled field trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8(3), 271-287.
Hayes, R. Downs, D. M., and Blackwood, R. (2012) Anti-theft procedures and fixtures: a randomized controlled trial of two situational crime prevention measures. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8 (1), 1-15.
MacKenzie, D. L. (2012) Challenges of conducting field experiments in correctional settings: boot camp prison study as an example. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8(3), p 289-306
Palmer, T., Van Voorhis, P., Taxman, F. S., & MacKenzie, D. (2012).Insights from Ted Palmer: Experimental criminology in a different era. The Academy of Experimental Criminology 2011 Joan McCord Prize lecture. Journal of Experimental Crimionlogy, 8(2), 103-115.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
The new issue of The Experimental Criminologist, the AEC/DEC newsletter, has been released.
IACP "Excellence in Law Enforcement Research" now accepting nominations.
DEC events at ASC 2012 was a success! Read about it in the latest Criminologist.
To view all DEC panels and events at this past ASC, click HERE.
Anthony Braga and David Weisburd are guest editors for a special issue of Evaluation Review on "Advances in Randomized Experiments and Quasi-Experiments in Criminology and Criminal Justice." Submissions are due June 15, 2013.
The DEC is supported by our organizational members:
Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence!, George Mason University
Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland
School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University