There are four types of membership available for those interested in joining (or renewing) WACJ:

Regular Membership

Educators employed in accredited institutions of higher learning in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the Pacific Territories and Possessions. 


Persons responsible for full‐time training within a criminal justice agency. 


Persons with a full‐time appointment in the field of criminal justice education, a directly related field, or a criminal justice agency.


*Dues associated with membership: $25.00*


Student Membership

Current undergraduate or graduate students studying criminal justice or a related field, within the geographic designation. Students must provide a letter from their Department Chair or Graduate 

Coordinator, on official letterhead, confirming current student status.


*Dues associated with membership: $10.00*

Associate Membership

Persons selected by the Board of Directors and confirmed by a majority vote of the regular members.


*Dues associated with membership: $25.00*

Lifetime Membership-NEW!

We are now offering a lifetime membership to WACJ!  Lifetime members must meet all qualifications of regular membership.  For a limited time only (until September 30, 2020) we are offering this membership at a one time discounted rate of $200.00. After that date, the price of a lifetime membership goes to $250.00

To become a new member, or renew an existing membership: simply complete and submit the membership form below and payment. 


To pay for your dues, you can choose from one of two options:


1. You can use the link below the submission form to pay your membership dues via PayPal.



2. If you prefer to mail your dues, please mail a check (payable to WACJ) to:


Dr. Andrew Giacomazzi, WACJ Treasurer

Department of Criminal Justice

Boise State University

1910 University Drive, MS 1955

Boise, ID 83725-1955



Payment via PayPal

If you would like to pay for just your annual or lifetime membership via PayPal, please do so by choosing the item you wish to pay for in the drop down menu below.***  For each choice in the drop down menu, please make sure to indicate the name of the Member and their Institutional Affiliation (even though you completed this information in the above form) for which each payment is made before adding it to the cart.  This helps us keep detailed records on applying payment to the correct individual (especially if you have someone else paying for membership).  Thanks!

***Please visit the Conference Registration page for options to pay both conference registration fees AND Membership dues in the same transaction by clicking here.