The International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC) is dedicated to advancing the study of organized crime and illegal enterprise. We are a network of academics, professionals and students, whose focus lies in these fields with a regionally and thematically diverse outlook. IASOC is hosted by the Secretariat of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and is governed in close partnership with the IASOC Steering Committee and International Board. IASOC awards four annual prizes to honour the best and brightest in organized crime research. IASOC members are also automatically subscribed to and have access to our affiliated peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Illicit Economies and Development (JIED), and in some cases,Trends in Organized Crime.

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Interested individuals should fill out the IASOC Membership Application Form. Submitted forms will be considered and approved by the ​​IASOC Membership Review Committee on a biannual basis. Those who are approved by the committee are then invited to become an IASOC ​​member for an initial period of three years, with a possibility of renewal, and upon signing the IASOC Code of Ethics. Membership can be withdrawn at any time. Membership can be terminated by IASOC if individuals do not comply with IASOC’s Code of Ethics.

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