The Division of Experimental Criminology

Welcome.

The 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 Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC) was founded in 1998 in order to recognize criminologists who have successfully led randomized, controlled, field experiments in criminology.

185+ Members

Over 185 members working to use experiments to improve criminological research

13+ Countries

Our members represent 13 countries bringing diverse experience and expertise

10+ Years

Promoting the use of experiments in criminology

Karen Amendola, PhD

President, Division of Experimental Criminology

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Joining the DEC demonstrates your support for the use of high quality experimental and quasi-experimental research in criminology. Learn about membership benefits.

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The official publication of the DEC is the Journal of Experimental Criminology. Members receive complimentary access to this leading journal. The DEC/AEC also publishes periodic newsletters.

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Annual Awards

The DEC/AEC recognizes superior research every year at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Awards are given to researchers for their contribution to the advancement of experimentation in criminological research.

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  • Feb 4, 2018

    APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE LARRY J. SIEGEL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

    The Division on Women and Crime and the Division on Victimology are now accepting applications for the Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowships (given by the Darald and Julie Libby Foundation), recognizing exceptional graduate students in the fields of gender and crime and victimology. Each division will award one graduate student annually a one-ˇtime fellowship in […]

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  • Feb 4, 2018

    Feminist Criminology Graduate Research Scholarship

    Division on Women and Crime is now accepting applications for the Feminist Criminology Graduate Research Scholarship, which is designed to recognize an exceptional graduate student in the field of gender and crime. The scholarship is funded by the royalties from Feminist Criminology, an innovative journal that is dedicated to research related to women, girls, and crime […]

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Journal of Experimental Criminology

The Journal of Experimental Criminology (JEC) is the official journal of the DEC. JEC publishes original experimental and quasi-experimental research that advances theories of crime and criminology. JEC also publishes systematic reviews that meet the standards of the Campbell or Cochrane Collaborations.