KOSCA Divisions


  • Division of Criminological Theory and Juvenile Justice 

Chair: 문병욱 교수 (University of Texas at San Antonio), byongook.moon@utsa.edu

Division of Criminological Theory and Juvenile Justice seeks to enhance the understanding of the etiology of criminal and delinquent behaviors from diverse theoretical perspectives.  The Division is committed to foster and promote open and constructive dialogue, rigorous scientific research, and collaboration among academic scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to develop effective and comprehensive delinquent/criminal behaviors-prevention programs and strategies.


  • Division  of Corrections/Recidivism

Chair: 주희종 교수 (California State University at Bakersfield), hjoo1@csub.edu


Chair: 최경식 교수 (Bridgewater University), kchoi@bridgew.edu

Division of Cybercrime aims to foster research and training in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity. As an interdisciplinary approach, the division encourages collaboration between criminology and other cybercrime related disciplines for developing effective cybercrime prevention strategies and practices. The division intends to promote conference sessions pertaining to cybercrime issues for researchers and practitioners of crossing disciplinary boundaries via the rigorous exchange of ideas and information.


Chair: 김문선 교수 (SUNY Brockport), mkim@brockport.edu

Division of Geo-Spatial Data Analysis and Crime Mapping focuses on the geo-spatial data analysis and crime mapping in criminal justice and criminology fields. Geo-spatial data analysis is an approach to apply various statistical analyses to data with a geographical / spatial information (e.g. addresses, ZIP codes, XY coordinates, census boundaries, hotspots, Kernel density, distances… etc.).  Crime mapping is a method to visualize, map, and analyze crime/incident patterns using GIS (Geographic Information System) with which professionals can display, manipulate, query, analyze and edit the spatial data through digital sources. Criminologists, criminal justice scholars, and practitioners who are interested in these areas are all welcome to share their ideas, exchange concerns, and develop practical/scholarly outcomes through the division.


Chair: 전돈수 교수 (Auburn University at Montgomery), dchon@aum.edu

Division of International Criminology and Macro-Level Analysis intends to foster both qualitative and quantitative research and exchange of information concerning criminology and criminal justice in an international perspective. A cross-national study of violent crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault, and fear of crime are primary targets of the division. Additionally, the division provides a forum for comparative studies focusing criminal justice system, including law enforcement, victim assistance, correctional system, sentencing, and punishment among multiple countries.


  • Division of Life-Course Criminology  

Chair: 장성준 교수 (Baylor University), sung_joon_jang@baylor.edu

Division on Life-Course Criminology (DLCC) fosters quantitative research on developmental and life-course theories of crime causation and criminal desistance among members of the KOSCA, provides a forum for the members to discuss theoretical and methodological issues as well as research ideas and to exchange information, and encourages their collaboration to conduct developmental and life-course research for publication.


Chair: 김빛나 교수 (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), bitna.kim@iup.edu

Division of Women and Gender serves to bring together ALL members who are interested in addressing the concerns and issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the study of crime, justice, and the crime-processing system. The primary goals of this section are to facilitate and promote research and exchange of information concerning women and gender issues in the field and to develop effective pedagogical strategies and curricular for women, gender, and crime courses. The Women and Crime Section also encourages networking and interaction among members by providing a variety of opportunities for professional and social interaction including: panels and presentation on gender, crime and justice; and mentoring for female faculty and student members in the discipline.


Chair: 박성민 교수 (University of Nevada at Las Vegas), seong.park@unlv.edu 

Division of Statistical Analysis (DSC) facilitates and promotes quantitative research and collaboration among the KOSCA members and introduces recent methodological findings to the studies of the KOSCA members. The DSC plans to extend its scope to the recognition of outstanding scholars who dedicate themselves to the improvement of quantitative research among KOSCA members. With these missions in mind, the DSC intends to: (1) motivate KOSCA members to collaborate, (2) share quantitative analysis skills, (3) advise beginning scholars for their quantitative analysis, and (4) discuss newer developments in statistical methods in KOSCA newsletters.​​

Chair:  백현인 교수 (New Mexico State University), h0baek01@nmsu.edu 

Division of Policing and Public Safety seeks to contribute professional expertise to policing and public safety via research, collaboration, and social networking. More specifically, the division intends to help students of policing to become the future policing scholars. To achieve the division goals, the division plans to organize and promote a session (or event) related to policing. The division can provide great opportunities to work along with members in research projects and to share their professional expertise through multiple channels (e.g. academic meetings, discussion boards, and social media). The division encourages All KOSCA members to share their knowledge and practice in policing with members.

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School of Business & Justice

1600 Burrstone Road, Utica, NY 13502 

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