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Graduate School of Criminology, National Taipei University, Taiwan
  The Graduate School of Criminology was established in 2001 to meet the growing needs of Taiwan’s professionals working in courts, juvenile delinquency contexts, schools, police officers, attorneys and those who work in other judicial agencies. Security planning managers in private business and industrial plants are also included. We place equal emphasis on theory and practice. The curricula are so designed that students can begin to understand both the nature of theories about criminality and the nature of the structures and functions of courts, the police system, prosecution and prison; this knowledge is key to assisting in better practice in dealing with the problem of crime.

Our program leads to a Master of Law in the area of Criminology and Criminal Justice and is intended to prepare students for a career in research and/or an academic career, and to enhance their professional development. The program combines an intensive study in the social science areas of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, policing, corrections and public administration with graduate-level study of select aspects of crime and criminal justice. Our key objective is to provide an organizational and administrative base for the interests and activities of the University, its faculty, and students, in the general field of crime, law enforcement, courts, corrections, community treatment and aftercare. The program promotes the study and teaching of crime and its prevention and control by offering and coordinating academic programs in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, law and social work and via conducting research in these areas. Our graduates obtain employment in both public and private institutions in many different activity areas associated with the criminal justice system, including research, teaching, state and local law enforcement, courts, corrections; private security, the national security agency, the internal affairs agency, social work service, legal counseling, and many private funded programs.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau, Macau
  The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSH) is the largest faculty at the University of Macau, in terms of both staff and student numbers. This allows the Faculty to offer a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs broadly focused on a liberal arts education. The Faculty is committed to providing holistic, quality educational programmes that emphasize excellence in both teaching and research. The aim is to prepare students to be knowledgeable and sophisticated global citizens, capable of working, living and becoming leaders in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.

The Indian Society of Criminology, India
  The Indian Society of Criminology was established in the year 1970. The Society, which was started with the objectives of advancing the study and application of criminology and allied sciences for the welfare of society and for facilitating co-operation among persons interested in the prevention and control of crime developed in a short period, into a pioneering national organization due to the efforts of the dedicated founders. Consistent with the multi-disciplinary character of the science of Criminology, the Society attracted representative membership spread all over the country of criminologists, psychologists, sociologists, judges, lawyers, police officers, correctional officers, forensic scientists, social workers and others interested in the problem of prevention of crime and salvaging the humanity of the law breakers.

The Society has been seeking to attain its objectives by organizing annual conferences, periodical symposia, training programs and public lectures with themes of current interest in society, crime and its prevention and rehabilitation of the offenders, thus involving the people against crime and delinquency and also stimulating interest among the members of the Criminal Justice System in applying criminological approach to the problem of crime.

Department of Criminology, University of Madras, India
  The University of Madras, Chepauk Campus is situated just before the Asia’s 2nd longest beach viz., Marina Beach. The University Grants Commission sanctioned a full fledged Department of Criminology in the year 1982, for which the State Government also gave the concurrence. Thus, the new Department of Criminology came into existence in the University of Madras in April 1983. Though it is a new department , the Department of Criminology is striving for academic excellence through its various research and training activities over the last 26 years. The Department offers the following courses:

1. M.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration
2. M.Sc., in Cyber Forensics & Information Security
3. Diploma in Cyber Crime and Information Security
4. Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Science
5. Diploma in Vigilance and Security Management

The Department is selected as the Centre For Excellence in Cyber Forensics by the State Government of Tamil Nadu and the Centre is to inaugurated in the beginning of the next academic year.

The Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice
  The Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice (ACCCJ) held its annual meeting at Hilton Hotel, Washington D.C. on November 16, 2011. The Association was established on November 17, 2010 in San Francisco, with a first Board of Directors: Liqun Cao (President), Shanhe Jiang (President elect), Bin Liang (Treasurer), Xiaogang Deng, Bill Hebenton, Hong Lu, and Ivan Sun.

The Association is a non-profit, non-political organization for scholarly and professional activities. The purpose of ACCCJ is to promote criminology and criminal justice research, teaching, and learning on China-Taiwan related topics among academic communities in the United States, greater China, and the rest of the world. The mission of the ACCCJ is to promote research and studies in criminology and criminal justice on Chinese societies, and to mentor young scholars who are interested in comparative criminology and criminal justice. Membership is open to all.

Within a year, the Association has now formed its group list –
acccjus@googlegroups.com, launched its website – http://www.acccjus.org, registered its business in Texas, published the first issue of its newsletter, and recruited its first institutional member – The Institute of Criminology, Hunan University. This year at the ASC in Washington it organized several panels. ACCCJ is currently holding a logo design competition to solicit the best work that reflects the mission and spirit of the organization (see http://www.acccjus.org for detail). We will continue to build up our organization, expand our academic influence, and make our Association even stronger.

At this year’s AGM, the election of two (replacement) Board members took place: Dai Mengyan and Ivan Sun (re-elected) will serve as Board members for the new two year term. After the AGM, about 30 members went to dinner together.

Please visit our official website for more information about our organization (http://www.acccjus.org).
 

Virtual Forum Against Cybercrime in Korea
  "Vrtual Forum against Cybercrime" is a collaborative effort among cybercrime researchers and professionals from around the world. In 2005, the Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC) held a workshop on ‘Measures to Combat Computer-Related Crime’ at the 11th ‘UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice’. From this arose a technical assistance program on high tech crime supported by KIC, under the auspices of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ‘Virtual Forum against Cybercrime’ was thus created to provide a web-based portal that includes an online training program for law enforcement personnel from Asian countries and practical information on cybercrime for researchers and the general public.

VFAC would be pleased if you could visit the official website (www.cybercrimeforum.org) for the further information and please feel free to contact Ms. Ahram Kang, Moderator of Virtual Forum against Cybercimre.
Website:www.cybercrimeforum.org
Contact:Ahram Kang, Moderator, Virtual Forum against Cybercrime
Korean Institute of Criminology, moderator@kic.re.kr, +82-2-3460-5176 (Office, Korea), +82-10-7745-3417 (Mobile)

 

 
 Department and Graduate Institute of Criminology, National Chung Cheng University
 
 
Brief History
 The Graduate Institute of Criminology (GIC) was established in August 1996 at the College of Social Science under the leadership of the first Institute Head, Dr. Te-hui Tsai, who was later appointed as the president of Central Police University.
     In 1998, the Institute was transferred to under the auspice of the newly established College of Education, because educational measurements had been considered as more appropriate to prevent crimes from occurring.
    Two years later, in 2000, the Ph. D program was established at GIC, and the next year in 2001, the undergraduate program was also established to make the Institute become a more complete educational program in criminology and criminal justice. At the same time, the Institute was renamed as the Department of Criminology (including Master program, Ph. D. program, and Special Class for part-time Master program). Currently, more than 30 doctoral students, over 100 master students and about 140 undergraduate students are enrolled at the Department.
    Dr. Shu-lung Yang, now serving as the vice-chancellor of CCU, led the Dept, from 2001 through 2007. Dr. Hua-Fu Hsu, now serving as the Department of Criminology of CCU. The Dept, continues to be ranked as the leading academic institute of Criminology and Criminal justice in Taiwan.
 
 
Characteristics
 The undergraduate program of the department includes the criminology, criminal psychology,
juvenile delinquency, counseling psychology, social work, criminal law, corrections, police
science, and psychiatry etc.
      In addition to regular in-class curriculum, the undergraduate program of the department
contains the 240-hour practicum in social work, probational, or correctional agencies to create
opportunity for students to learn in the real sites.
      The department is the first program of criminal justice established in comprehensive
university other than police train school. Under the auspice of the College of Education is
another feature,since our graduates can earn educational credits easier to be a middle school
teacher.
      The department also includes regular master program, in-service master program, and Ph.
D program to train high quality criminal justice practitioners. The in-service graduate students
currently hold positions such as school principals, teacher, counselors, social workers, police
officers, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, investigators, etc. The department also create
opportunity to learn from each other.
      The department have currently established the academic exchange program cooperated
with other programs of foreign countries.
      The department have been establishing cooperative relationship with the government
agencies, such as the Health Administration, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, the
Child Bureau, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Council, and Drug Prevention Bureau
etc. Based on the relationship, the department can help to establish well-design and evidence-
based programs to reduce crimes.
 
 
Educational Goals
 The educational goals of the department was set to integrate several crime-related areas, such as sociology, psychology, social work, law, and psychiatry etc., and adopted interdisciplinary approach to organize the curriculum. The integrative approach has been well implemented so far. Moreover, we also have been connecting various criminal justice agencies for creating practicum opportunities for students to incumbate our graduates with high academic quality.
 
 
Future Development
 Crime is a complex problem in human society, so tackling criminal problem is by no means an easy task. The department has to keep pace with the most current development of scientific knowledge to make better education and produce deeper research so as to launch better prevention policy and program for the safety of the society. The department will continue to improve the structure of curriculum and the quality of education for future criminal justice practitioners. The department will also strengthen the integration with practice and the connection with international partners, including academic units of related fields from the universities of European countries, American Countries, Australia, well as Asian Countries or regions.
 
 
Possible Careers for Graduates
 Future Practical Jobs:
    After passing civil servant exams or special exams for judicial personnel, our graduates may serve as prison officers, probation/parole officers, assistant prosecutors, investigators, police officers, social workers, high school teachers/counselors, etc.
Future Academic studies:
    Our graduates can pursue higher degrees (Master and Ph. D) in academic areas, include criminology & criminal justice, anthropology, neuro-science, counseling or clinical psychology, social work & guidance, law, psychiatry etc.
 
 
Full-time Faculty
 
Name
Title & Position
Academic Background
Research Interests & Majors
Hua-Fu Hsu
Professor(Chairman and Director)
Essex University, UK. Ph.D. in sociology
Critical Criminology, Penality Analysis, Sociology on Crime and Punishment
Shu-Lung Yang
Professor
(Director of Crime Research Center)
State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.
Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Juvenile Delinquency, Violence Research, Drug Addiction Problem
Jui-Lung Cheng
Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, Ph.D. in Social Work
Family Violence, Sexual Assault & Sexual Victimization, Assessment & Intervention to Perpetrators of Family Violence & Sexual Offending, Correctional Social work
Min-Chirh Jay Lin
Professor
Michigan State University, Ph.D. in Criminal justice. MA in Counseling
Risk Assessment, Psychological Assessment, and Treatment Programs for Sex Offenders, Intimate Abusers, Psychopathic Offenders.
Cathy, T.H.Chen
Associate Professor
Chuo University, Japan .Ph.D. in Law
Criminal Procedure Law, Criminal Law, Victimology, Organized crime, Cyber Crime
Mei-Hua Chien
Associate Professor
New York University, Ph.D. in social Work
Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Victims, Clinical Social Work
Sheng-Feng Dai
Associate Professor
Tohoku University, Japan, Ph.D. in Psychology
Juvenile Delinquency, Social Psychology, Career Development
Shu-Ping Tzeng
Associate Professor
State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.
Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Quantitative Analysis
Yueh-Chung Ma
Assistant Professor
University of Tuebingen, Germany, Doctor in Law
Criminal Law Criminal, Pressure Law, Money Laundering Criminal Law
Chiao-yun Chen
Assistant Professor
National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Neuroscience, Criminal Biology, Clinical Assessment for Criminals
Hsien-Huei Chiou
Assistant Professor
National Taiwan Normal University, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Multicultural Counseling, Correctional Counseling, Consultation
Sue-Ming Yang
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
Place-based criminology, experimental and innovative research methods, etiology of aggressive behavior, psychology and crime, juvenile delinquency, international terrorism activities, community context of crime and qualitative research