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.

To know more about the history of RC29, go to Bulletin 33 (1983), pp. 12-15.

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Board 2023 - 2027

President Arpita MITRA, KIIT School of Law, India,
Vice-President Jose Alfredo ZAVALETA, Universidad de Veracruz, Mexico
Secretary Mario Pavel DIAZ ROMAN, El Colegio de México, Mexico,
Treasurer Melissa DE MATTOS PIMENTA, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,
Online Communication Manager  Maneesha MISHRA, KIIT School of Law, India,
Board Members Arturo ALVARADO MENDOZA (Ex officio), El Colegio de México, Mexico
Nirmal Kanti CHAKRABARTI, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India
Renato Sergio DE LIMA, FGV, Brazil
Emeka E. OBIOHA, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
Mary Luz SANDOVAL ROBAYO, Universidad de Caldas, Colombia
John G SCOTT, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Joao VELLOSO, University of Ottawa, Canada
Gyanendra YADAV, Patliputra University, India

Program Coordinators for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 are:
Arpita MITRA,
Mario Pavel DIAZ ROMAN,


2023   May    
2022   June   December
2021 February   September  
2020 February   August  
2019 January April    
2013     August  
2009 February      
2008       November
2007 February      


Dues: $30 for a 4-year period.
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