The Minorities and Women Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is the section for people who are interested in issues within criminal justice that are pertinent to underrepresented minorities and women. Our goal is to further the development of socially relevant policy recommendations, research, theory, and teaching practices on issues relevant to minorities and women in criminal justice. The Minorities and Women Section is one of the vehicles for bringing life to the Academy's policy of diversity and inclusion.
We are seeking individuals interested in service to the section. The service can be in the form of service on the award committee, development of new scholarships to sponsorship of papers at the annual meetings, mentoring students and junior faculty, and contributing to our newsletter, MWS Speaks. We welcome new members who share our interests, vision, and passion for serving the Academy.
Who Should Become a Member of MWS?
MWS strives to be an inclusive organization and serves as a place where individuals of diverse backgrounds can come together to promote social justice and equality. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to join the section regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We envision MWS to be a place where marginalized and underserved individuals come together to effect positive change.
Our section website and e-mail list-serve serves as a clearinghouse for information and an exchange of ideas among section members. We also collaborate throughout the year to present our current research at the annual ACJS conference. To learn how to join MWS, please click the button below.