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Presidential Address: The Future of Justice Studies

NCJ Number
Justice Quarterly Volume: 28 Issue: 1 Dated: February 2011 Pages: 1-14
Ronald D. Hunter
Date Published
February 2011
14 pages
This article discusses efforts by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences to advance the discipline of criminal justice/criminology.
Former Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences President Ronald D. Hunter discusses the efforts of previous ACJS Presidents in advancing the discipline of criminal justice/criminology. He reviews their efforts in the ongoing development of criminology/criminal justice/justice studies as a separate discipline. Hunter argues that justice studies have come of age and are too large and too influential to be ignored. He concludes with recommendations regarding the nature of criminology/criminal justice as a discipline. References (Published Abstract)