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KOSCA Overview


The Korean Society of Criminology in America (KOSCA) is a non-profit, academic organization which 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.


Welcome by President

Welcome to the KOSCA. I am sincerely honored to serve as the 7th President of the KOSCA, where is a young but fast-growing academic organization.  I appreciate all our members who have dedicated and contributed their time and effort to KOSCA's growth and success. Special thanks to the past Presidents and Executive Board members who had made the history of the organization. 


I wish past, current, and prospective members of KOSCA consider this academic society as the place they get together, support each other, share knowledge and experience, and serve various communities to work in the field of criminology and criminal justice.  


Please check out the past, current, and future activities and successes of KOSCA through this homepage and join us. We welcome you all. 


Hyeyoung Lim, Ph.D.


Korean Society of Criminology in America

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