New members of ACJRD are always welcome.

Membership may be renewed or taken out online.  Payment may then be made by credit card via PayPal, by Direct Credit into the ACJRD bank account or by cheque.  To join the ACJRD online, please register online.

Alternatively, membership may be renewed or taken out by completing and returning a membership form below.  Payment may then by made by Direct Credit into the ACJRD bank account or by cheque.

  • For Individual/Student Membership form, please click here.
  • For Organisational Membership form, please click here.

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Become a member to support and feed into our activities.  Members receive discounts for our Annual Conference as well as preferential bookings for certain events and invitations to a limited number of member only events.

Membership is open to experienced personnel working in or associated professionally with the criminal justice system. It embraces all those concerned with the prevention and treatment of adult and juvenile offenders. Members may be retired or serving personnel. Individual members participate in a private capacity and do not represent their organisation or commit them in any way.

Associate membership may be offered by invitation to persons undertaking research related to the criminal justice system. Many ACJRD activities are open to non-members. However, members get reduced rates.

Current Membership fees: 

  • Individual Membership €35
  • Organisational Membership €155
  • Student Membership €25

Memberships run for the calendar year January - December.  All membership fees go towards administration costs.

Criminality is a complex phenomenon requiring sophisticated responses from many contributors. Dealing effectively with offending behaviour goes beyond the remit of any one agency. There are limited opportunities for dialogue within the criminal justice system between individuals from various backgrounds / orientations. ACJRD provides a unique opportunity for sharing information and the possibility of developing a coherent approach.

Effective policies need to be based on solid evidence. Current programmes should be evaluated constantly to up-date and improve methods. Vigorous debates are required, informed by appropriate statistical information and research. ACJRD aims to provide a forum for discussion and a stimulus to research. ACJRD is not a pressure group for change and is not aligned politically.