American Criminal Justice Association–Lambda Alpha Epsilon

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American Criminal Justice Association–Lambda Alpha Epsilon
FoundedDecember 18, 1937; 85 years ago (1937-12-18)
Hayward, California
PublicationACJA/LAE Journal (semiannually)
ACJA/LAE National Newsletter (semiannually)
HeadquartersSacramento, CA
United States

American Criminal Justice Association–Lambda Alpha Epsilon (AJCA-ΛΑΕ) is a coed international professional fraternity in the field of Criminal Justice.


Name Changes

At the Annual Grand Chapter Business Meeting in 1970 in Anaheim, California, the name was changed from Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Professional Law Enforcement Fraternity to Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Professional Criminal Justice Fraternity. In the February 1973 it was proposed that the name be changed to Lambda Alpha Epsilon – American Criminal Justice Association, which was then adopted. The name was adopted later in the year. In 1976, the name was reversed to "American Criminal Justice Association – Lambda Alpha Epsilon." In 1980, the general membership voted that it shall take a 90% vote of the general membership to change the Association’s name.[3]

See also


  1. ^ National website
  2. ^ Sharon Lyles; Marilyn Leach; Ruth Joel (1996). Directory of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Associations and Research Centers. U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology. p. 4.
  3. ^ ACJA-LAE History