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The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association founded in 1963 to promote professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice system. ACJS contributes to the progress or growth of criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners. ACJS serves as a forum for broadcasting ideas related to issues in research, policy, education, and practice within the field. ACJS has approximately 2,800 members, representing every state in the U.S., many countries, and virtually every institution of higher learning with a criminal justice/criminology program. The members of ACJS comes from a variety of diversified backgrounds including scholars who are international in scope and multidisciplinary in orientation, professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and students seeking to explore the criminal justice field as future scholars or practitioners.