The International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC) is a professional association of criminologists, researchers, working professionals, teachers, and students. IASOC works to promote greater understanding and research about organized crime in all its manifestations.
IASOC was founded in 1984 and holds meetings in conjuction with the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology in November of each year. The IASOC meetings serve as a forum to disseminate the latest knowledge and research about organized crime.
A free online subscription to the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal Trends in Organized Crime is provided as a benefit of membership in IASOC.
The journal reports on current research in all areas of organized crime and the criminal justice response to it. Since 2007 it is published by Springer.
Reliable Information about organized crime is not always easy to obtain. A membership listing for IASOC is provided here, and linked to particular areas of expertise that members have self-identified. This source is designed to encourage direct inquiries from others in order to offer multiple sources of information about organized crime from among our membership.
Information, including current and past recipients, regarding the IASOC awards for IASOC Distinguished Scholar Award, the IASOC Outstanding Publication Award, and the PhD Student Award can be found here.The current president of IASOC is Klaus von Lampe, Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York. Executive Director is Sharon Melzer, Assistant Professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.