The Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division (CJDD) of SSSP supports research, teaching, and activism that contributes to the understanding and amelioration of social problems related to crime, criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, and institutions of social control (e.g., the prison system). Prominent themes of members' scholarship and community engagement include, but are not limited to, systemic racial inequities, reducing victimization, promoting evidence-based practices toward issues of crime, criminal justice, and juvenile delinquency, and increasing knowledge, professionalism and tolerance for diversity in the pursuit of a safe and equitable world. The division supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms.

The Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division is committed to a critical examination of the administration of criminal and juvenile justice, systems of law, crime and inequality, and social control and punishment. This recognizes that crime, deviance/delinquency and social justice are not static, but are changing, contested, constructed, and embedded in intersectional socio-historical, political, economic and interpersonal contexts.

Division mission statement edited in November 2022 by Robert L. Peralta, The University of Akron, Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division Chair, 2021-2023 and Christopher P. Dum, Kent State University, Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division Chair-Elect, 2021-2023.