AAPS Mission

The Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS) is an international organization embracing scholarly, scientific, practical and professional knowledge concerning policing and crime control. This includes the evaluation and development of police system and activities, legislation and practice of criminal law, as well as the law enforcement, judicial and correctional system based on comparative perspectives.

The Association’s objective is to bring together a multidisciplinary forum fostering study, research, and education on policing issues. Its members include practitioners, academicians, and students in the many fields of criminal justice.

The Association conducts annual meetings for its membership, each devoted to a discussion of a particular topic of general interest. Members will receive the Asian Policing Journal, due to be published once a year. The AAPS has regional such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, and the United States, that distribute information and announcements on a regular basis.

We cordially invite you to join with us in the objectives of the Association, and to become a member.

Doris Chu, Ph.D.
Secretary General
Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS)


Past President and Conference Sites

SequenceYearMonthConference sitesPresident*
1st2000AugustSeoul, Korea
2nd2001AugustTaichung, TaiwanDr. Changwon Pyo
3rd2002JulyHong KongDr. Charles Chang
4th2003DecemberKorea National Police University, KoreaDr. K. C. Wong
5th2004AugustSam Houston State University, Texas, USADr. John Song
6th2005OctoberBeijing, ChinaDr. Jong Wook Han
7th2006SeptemberBangkok, ThailandMr. Lee Jing Feng
8th2007OctoberSeoul, KoreaDr. Thatchai Pitaneelaboot
9th2008OctoberLafayette, Louisiana, USADr. Kwontak Cho
10th2009SeptemberTaipei, TaiwanDr. Robert Hanser
11th2010JuneSeoul, KoreaDr. Sandy Yeh
12th2011JuneNew Haven, Connecticut, USADr. Chang Moo Lee
13th2012JuneShengyang, ChinaDr. Mario Gaboury
14th2013JuneNew Taipei City, TaiwanMr. Wang Shiquan
15th2014DecemberTokyo, JapanMr. Lin Kuo-Chun
16th2015OctoberHangzhou, Zhejiang, ChinaMr. Lin Kuo-Chun
17th2016JulySam Houston State University, Texas, USAMr. Fu Kuo Liang
18th2017AugustMahidol University, Salaya, ThailandDr. Jurg Gerber