Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Criminal Justice System Response

Traumatic brain injuries can have prolonged and devastating affects on a person’s life, particularly when these injuries are not diagnosed. It is estimated that more than 400,000 juveniles have an untreated traumatic brain injury (National Institute of Health, 2011), and that an estimated 50% of adult offenders have some form of brain injury (Siegel, 2011). How can our Criminal Justice System respond more effectively to both adult and juvenile offenders who have a traumatic brain injury?

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Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences




ACJS Overview

The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice. ACJS promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within the discipline of criminal justice for both educators and practitioners.

Providing a forum for disseminating ideas related to issues in research, policy, education, and practice within the field, ACJS attributes its success in creating this dynamic professional association to the composition of its membership. As change expands the existing boundaries of the criminal justice field, ACJS is comprised of members from a variety of diversified backgrounds including:

  • Scholars who are international in scope and multidisciplinary in orientation,
  • Professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and
  • Students seeking to explore the criminal justice field as future scholars or practitioners

Through the vital interchange of ideas among these groups, ACJS members develop and share knowledge about critical issues regarding crime and criminal and social justice. ACJS is comprised of an amalgam of scholars (international in scope and multidisciplinary in orientation), professionals (from all segments of the justice system), and students. Our success in creating this dynamic professional association is due to the variety of interest represented in its membership.