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Mission of the CLD Section
The purpose of the section on Crime, Law and Deviance is to foster the development of this aspect of sociology through the organized interchange of ideas and research results. It shall encourage the development of the study of crime, law and deviance both through organized meetings and conferences, publication, and such other means as are deemed appropriate by the Council of the Section. The term crime, law and deviance shall be interpreted in its broadest sense to include all matters of sociological interest related to the study and understanding of juvenile or adult law-violating behavior and the organization and operation of law enforcement, judicial, or correctional processes.