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If you are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, consider joining one of the following organizations to help build your credentials and contacts for greater job placement success after graduation. Several of these organizations also have job boards. 

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences:  The ACJS is an international association designed to foster professional development and academic endeavors in the field of criminal justice. Established in 1963, the association promotes education, research, and policy analysis. Members share ideas, knowledge, and current trends in criminal justice. Student members can pursue development in various criminal justice sub-fields such as juvenile justice, victimology, public policy and more, and you will receive a subscription to the association newsletter.

American Society of Criminology:  Designed as a platform for the exchange of scholarly ideas, research, teaching and practice, the ASC is an international society with membership that includes students, practitioners and academics from the various criminal justice and criminology fields. Students make up nearly 30 percent of the overall membership in the ASC – the world’s largest professional criminology society. Student members can receive awards and fellowships to strengthen their credentials and workforce opportunities. 

American Correctional Association:  As the oldest and largest international criminal justice association in the world, the ACA serves all disciplines in the corrections profession and provides members with professional development opportunities and serves as an academic force in the field through research service and publications. Student members are given internship opportunities in prisons across the nation as well as a subscription to ACA’s association publication.

American Jail Association:  The AJA is the only professional organization in the nation that is devoted to issues specific to correctional facility operations. Members have the opportunity to contribute articles to the AJA’s award-winning publication and participate in training programs for career development. Student members receive discounts on educational and certification opportunities for professional development as well as a subscription to AJA’s bimonthly publication. 

American Probation and Parole Association:  The APPA serves as the voice for criminal and juvenile justice professionals involved with pretrial, probation, parole and community-based corrections in the United States, Canada and other countries around the world. Members are also made up of students, educators, volunteers, victim service providers, citizens and more. Student members receive discounts on APPA training courses and well as full membership entitlements, including voting rights, participation in committees and more.

American Academy of Forensic Science:  Forensic science continues to play a larger role in criminal justice. Since its founding in 1948, AAFS has worked to advance science and its application to the law for better criminal outcomes. Students can join the Young Forensic Scientists Forum, which provides information on continued education and credentialing programs as well as employment and mentoring opportunities. You will also receive a subscription to the association newsletter.