The Korean Society of Criminology in America (KOSCA) is a non-profit, academic organization that pursues scholarly research and professional activities in Korea-related criminology and criminal justice areas. The main goal of the KOSCA is to bring together in one multi-disciplinary society of academics, researchers, policymakers, administrators, and practitioners who are actively engaged in Korea-related research, teaching, and practice. The mission of the KOSCA is to promote comparative research studies, publications, and professional activities in the field of Korea-related criminology and criminal justice. Membership is open to all ASC and ACJS members as well as Koreans and Korean Americans.


Dear KOSCA members,

Despite the pandemic situation that started in 2019, the KOSCA has gotten many achievements thanks to your interest and support. In the new year of 2022, I hope that it will be a year of empathy and communication through more vigorous research activities and mutual cooperation with various communities by receiving the energy of the Black Tiger.  I wish you a happy new year and being healthy and safe in 2022.

The 7th President Hyeyoung Lim

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Upcoming Event


ACJS 59th Annual Meeting

Avenues of Change: Integrating Research, Advocacy, and Education

  • Venue: Rio All-Suites Hotel 

  • Location: Las Vegas, NV

  • Date: March 15 - 19, 2022

  • Chairs: Heather Pfeifer  

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