Emily Wright, Ph.D., named as an ASC Executive Counselor
Emily Wright, Ph.D., professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recently named as executive counselor to the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division of Communities and Place. In her new appointment, Wright will assist the division chair with budgetary issues as well as help in establishing long-term goals and organizing activities at the ASC annual conference. Wright will also chair the nominations committee, which will oversee the election of officers for the division in 2018.
The mission of ASC’s Division of Communities and Place is to support the development of theory, research, and policy regarding the effects of both community context (such as social structure, culture, and social processes) and place (such as the built, social, cultural and physical environment) on crime rates, hot spots, and crime control. The Division is grounded in the historical fact that crime varies by place, and seeks to develop the best methods and strategies for understanding and addressing the causes and consequences of crime within communities and at specific geographic locations.
Published August, 2017