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The American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual MeetingASC Annual Meeting

The American Society of Criminology’s 2010 annual meeting focused on the intersection of crime and social institutions.

The Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Laurie O. Robinson participated in three panels during the conference, covering topics including the federal role in science, policy, and practice; ways to translate criminal justice research into practice; and OJP’s response to the recent National Research Council report assessing the National Institute of Justice.

AAG Robinson highlighted the U.S. Department of Justice’s commitment to restoring science to the criminal and juvenile justice fields, with a focus on OJP’s role in those efforts. In particular, she emphasized OJP’s Evidence Integration Initiative.

The American Society of Criminology encourages exchanges between those engaged in research, teaching, and practice to foster scholarship and to serve as a forum for the dissemination of knowledge; and its members include students, practitioners, and academicians from the many fields of criminal justice and criminology.

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