Southern Criminal Justice Association Constitution
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- To provide for communication among members, with other associations of higher education and training, and with the agencies of the criminal justice system;
- To promote a philosophical approach of criminal justice as a systemic process;
- To promote the highest standards in criminal justice education, training, and practice;
- To foster the highest ethical and personnel standards in criminal justice and allied fields; and
- To promote high standards in criminal justice planning and research.
Student membership shall be open to students interested in criminal justice and enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education whose membership has not been previously terminated for cause.
Membership is subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
The requirements for membership and grounds for membership termination shall be specified in the bylaws.
Board of Directors
The voting members of the Board of Directors shall be composed of the immediate past president, the current elected officers, and Directors at Large.
All members of the Board of Directors shall be regular members in good standing of the Association.
- First Vice-President (President Elect)
- Second Vice-President (First Vice-President Elect)
All Officers shall be regular members in good standing of the Association.
Elections of officers and Directors-at-Large shall be conducted by mail or electronic ballot prior to the Annual Meeting and in accordance with the procedures set by the Board of Directors in the Election Code.
The date(s), time, and location, of the Annual Meeting shall be determined by the Board of Directors and duly communicated to the members in accordance with the bylaws.
Amendments to the Constitution
Proposed amendments may be initiated by (1) the Constitution and Bylaws Committee of the Association, (2) by the Board of Directors, or (3) by petition from twenty-five percent (25%) of the membership.
The initiator of the amendment shall deliver to the Board of Directors a written Constitution amendment proposal (the “Constitution Amendment Proposal”).
Within thirty (30) calendar days from receipt of the Constitution Amendment Proposal, the Board of Directors shall notify all regular members of the proposed amendments and organize voting by mail or electronic ballots or any other way that allows (1) every regular member of the Association to vote and (2) the Association to ensure that only regular members can vote.
Two-thirds or more votes in support of the proposed amendment out of all votes received by the Board of Directors are required for the passage of a Constitutional Amendment.
The Board of Directors may supplement these procedures by adopting bylaws or policies as longas such bylaws and policies do not contradict this Article IX.
Original Constitution effective October 26, 1972.
Amended October 18, 1973
Amended October 17, 1974
Amended May 9, 1977
Amended October 10, 1984
Amended October 11 1) 1985
Amended February, 1987
Amended September 30, 1988
Amended October 3, 1991
Amended October 5, 1994
Amended April 14, 2005
Amended January 2013