The DWC facilitates and promotes research and theory development, pedagogical strategies, and curricular enhancement that strengthen the links between gender, crime, and justice. The DWC also recognizes the achievements of women as students and professional scholars in the study of criminology through its annual awards programs. To encourage networking and interaction among academics, researchers, practitioners, and students, the DWC provides a variety of opportunities for professional and social interaction including: feminist theory and action workshops; specialty workshops and forums; numerous panels and presentations on gender, crime and justice; and an annual social.
Membership in the DWC is open to any member of ASC in good standing. Members can join the Division for just an additional $15 per year, or $25/year for those members who are tenured or financially able. Membership remains just $5 for students. Members enjoy free access to the Division's journal, Feminist Criminology. The ASC/DWC membership application can be found here. You can also view a copy of the DWC Constitution and Bylaws.