American Society of Criminology

American Society of Criminology

American Society of Criminology

In line with Heath B. Grant

about American Society of Criminology in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The American (United States) Society of Criminology (ASC) began in 1941 in Berkeley, California, as a meeting of seven police administration professors under the original name of the National Association of College Police Training Officials (NACPTO). Among the founders were August Vollmer and Orlando W. (O. W.) Wilson, two of the earliest police administrators who advocated training and education for all police personnel and who also supported academic research into police practices. Under their leadership, NACPTO focused principally on the enhancement and standardization of police training. Growing quickly from informal gatherings to formal meetings, the association began to attract police trainers from California and neighboring states as well as a number of college professionals.

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