President Ed Keane announces that SPCP 2020 will be held from Wednesday, September 30 through Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Graduate Hotel (formerly the Biltmore Hotel) in Providence, Rhode Island. The call for presentations and posters is now posted. More information
Congratulations Dr. Lou Sowers!
SPCP is pleased to announce that during our annual meeting, Dr. Lou Sowersbecame the 71st Diplomate of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology!
Dr. Sowers is pictured here with Diplomate Committee Chair, Dr. Scott Stubenrach.
Congratulations Award Winners!
SPCP is pleased to announce that the following individuals received awards at the 2019 SPCP Conference in Scottsdale:Julianne Demery, Adam Fried, & Ruchi Bhargava received the Michael Serafino Award for Best Student Poster for their poster entitled “Examining Workplace Moral Behaviors and Perceived Trust in Military Couples”
Michael Aamodt, Thomas Hargrove, & Eric Witzig received the C. Edward Shaffer Award for Best Research Presentation for “The Supplementary Homicide Reports: Unreported Homicides are not Random!”
Terence Leary, Larry Southard, & Michael Aamodt received the Chris Hatcher New Vision Award for “An Empirical Assessment among "Dark Side" Characteristics and Serial Killers”
Douglas Gentz received the Wilson Kimbrough Award for Scholarly Work in Psychology and Criminal Justice with an Applied Focus for “Using an Emotional Age Estimate Matrix in Collaboration with Crisis Negotiators for Contributing to the Indirect Assessment of Armed and Barricaded Subjects and/or Hostage Takers”
The Wayman Mullins Award for Best Journal Article was awarded for Torres, J., Reling, T., & Hawdon, J. (2018). Role conflict and the psychological impacts of the post-Ferguson period on law enforcement motivation, cynicism, and apprehensiveness. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 33(4), 358-374.
Marina Sorochinski, Gabrielle Salfati, Rosanne Libretti, & Sneha Gupta received the Davis Award for Best Psychometrics-Related Research Talk for “The Fourth Dimension: Differentiating Timeline Trajectories in Violent Serial Crimes”
Jana L. Price-Sharps of Walden University received the Jim Turner Mentorship Award.
Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 45th meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology was held September 22-25, 2019. Conference Program
ACCOP 2019, the Asian Conference for Police and Operations Psychology held in Singapore, July 9-12, 2019 had almost 450 attendees from 12 countries, who chose from 73 workshops and presentations and 33 poster presentations on a variety of public safety topics including investigative psychology, psychology of terrorism and violent extremism, community resilience, law enforcement leadership, risk and threat assessment, critical incidents, cyber intelligence, and interventions with law enforcement personnel. More information
Conference in Sarasota, Florida. The 44th meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology was held September 30-October 3, 2018. Conference Program
Conference in San Diego, California. The 43rd meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, was held September 13-16, 2017. Conference Program
Conference in Austin, Texas. The 42nd meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology was held September 25-28, 2016. Conference Program
The Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) was held in Singapore, July 12 - July 16, 2016. More information
Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The 41st annual meeting of the Society was held September 30 - October 3, 2015. Conference Program
Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 40th annual meeting of the Society was held September 17-20, 2014. Conference Program
Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The 39th annual meeting of the Society held on September 25-28, 2013. Conference Program
The Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) 2013 . More Information
The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology is an international organization that welcomes as members all professionals and students interested in our field.