Research Committees

RC29 Deviance and Social Control

Established in 1974


The primary goal of the Research Committee on Deviance and Social Control is to expedite communication among scholars interested in cross-cultural research on deviance and social control. In addition it is sensitive to developing areas and different perspectives within the field so that important areas of interest are not excluded.

Board 2014-2018

President José Vicente TAVARES DOS SANTOS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,
Vice-President Arturo ALVARADO, El Colegio de México, Mexico
Secretary Abdul-Mumin SA’AD, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria,
Treasurer Jacqueline SINHORETTO, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Board members Rosemary BARBERET, City University of New York, USA
Cesar BARREIRA, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Henry ALLEN, Wheaton College, USA
Robert Nash PARKER, University of California, USA
Luis David RAMIREZ DE GARAY, El Colegio de México, Mexico
Marc RIEDEL, Southwest Louisiana University, USA 
Marcelo ROSSAL, Universidad de la República, Uruguay


RC29 produces once a year a Newsletter, The Panopticon, which is distributed to all of its members.

2013 PDF
2009 PDF
2008 PDF
2007 PDF


Dues: $30 for a 4-year period.
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