The Division of Experimental Criminology

dec-aecThe 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

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:

  • Maimon, D., M. Alper, M. Cukeir, and B. Sobesto. (2014). Restrictive deterrent effects of a warning banner in an attacked computer system. Criminology, 52, 33-59.
  • Mazerolle, L., S. Bennett, J. Davis, E. Sargeant, and M. Manning. (2013). Procedural justice and police legitimacy: a systematic review of the research evidence. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(3), 245-274. 
  • Prendergast, M.L., F.S. Pearson, D. Podus, Z.K. Hamilton, and L. Greenwell. (2013). The Andrews’ principles of risk, needs, and responsivity as applied in drug treatment programs: meta-analysis of crime and drug use outcomes. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(3), 275-300.
  • Sherman, L.W. (2013). How CONSORT could improve treatment measurement: A comment on “Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials.” Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(3), 369-373. 
  • Wilson, D.B. (2013). Comment on “Developing a reporting guideline for social and psychological intervention trials.” Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(3), 375-377.
  • Higginson, A., and L. Mazerolle. (2013). Reporting guidelines for social and psychological intervention trials: considering the special context of crime and justice interventions. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(3), 379-384. 
  • Welsh, B., Braga, A., and Bruinsma, G. (2013). New perspectives and developments in experimental criminology. Policing. doi:10.1093/police/pat020
  • James, L., Vila, B., and Daratha, K. (2013). Results from experimental trials testing participant responses to White, Hispanic and Black suspects in high-fidelity deadly force judgement and decision-making simulations. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(2), 189-212.
  • Koper, C., Taylor, B. and Woods, D. (2013). A randomized test of initial and residual deterrence from directed patrols and use of license plate readers at crime hot spots. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(2), 213-244.