Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

History of Awards

C. Edward Shaffer Award for Best Research Presentation

Michael Aamodt, Thomas Hargrove, & Eric Witzig for “The Supplementary Homicide Reports: Unreported Homicides are not Random!” (2019)

Bradford Byer & Kristen Beyer for several presentations regarding polygraphy and the detection of deception. (2018)

Johnathan Sharp & Lana Browning for “Citizen Video Journalism and Cynicism Toward Police in the United States: Results from a Study Examining Cynicism Toward the Police” (Co-author: Mara Merlino). (2017).

John O'Neill (2016).

Alessandro Tadei.  (2015).

Matt Sharps. (2014).

Donatella Brisinda (2013).

Matt Sharps. (2012).

Kevin Williams, Robert Davis & Cary Rostow.  (2011).

Jeanice Cheong.  (2010).

Matt Sharps. (2009).

Riccardo Fenici & Donatella Brisindo.  (2008).

Criscelyn Tussey.  (2007).

Jim Herndon.  (1997).

Chris Hatcher New Vision Award

Terence Leary, Larry Southard, & Michael Aamodt for “An Empirical Assessment among "Dark Side" Characteristics and Serial Killers” (2019)

David Englert & Jon Moss for “Wellness Programs for Law Enforcement: One Size Does Not Fit All." (2018)

Natasha Korva for “What Not to Wear: Investigating the Effects of Uniform Colour and Accessories on Citizens’ Perceptions of Police Officers” (Co-authors Heather McGale, Brittany Blaskovits, Logan Russell-Ewanation, Simon Baldwin, & Craig Bennell). (2017).

Gary Aumiller. (2015).

CA Post (accepted by Shelly Spilberg & David Corey (2014).

Gene Deisinger. (2013).

Daniel Goldfarb. (2012).

Gary Aumiller. (2011).

Wayman Mullins. (2010).

Robin Inwald & Majeed Khader (2 Awards, 2009).

Gary Aumiller, David Corey and Herb Gupton. (2008).

Janson Ang & Eunice Tan.  (2007).

Jim Herndon.  (2000).

Wilson Kimbrough Award for Scholarly Work in Psychology and Criminal Justice with an Applied Focus

Douglas Gentz 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” (2019)

Tham Yining & David J. Hughes for "Antecedents and Outcomes of Job Crafting in the Singapore Police Force: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach." (2018)

Edna Reid for "Cyberattacks of Democratic Natinal Committee (DNC) during 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Social and Psychological Lessons Learned” (2017)

Jon Cromer. (2015).

Ellen Kirschman & Mark Kamena. (2014).

Michael Aamodt. (2013).

Jansen Ang. (2012).

Robert Leark. (2011).

Michael Surrett & Michael Aamodt. (2010).

Shiva Amin. (2009).

Matt Sharps. (2008).

Alyssa Taylor. (2007).

The Wayman Mullins Award for Best Journal Article

Jose Torres, Timothy Reling, & James Hawdon. (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.

Jason Roach, Ashley Cartwright & Kathryn Sharratt (2017). Dealing with the Unthinkable: A Study of the Cognitive and Emotional Stress of Adult and Child Homicide Investigations on Police Investigators.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 32, 251-262.

Ann-Christian Anderson Arnton. (2016).

David Matsumoto. (2015).

Matsumoto, Hwang, Skinner & Frank. (2014).

Garbarino, Magnavita, et al. (2013).

Reschke, Roberts & Brice. (2011).

Meredith Krause. (2010).

Laurence Miller. (2007).

Davis Award for Best Psychometrics-Related Research Talk

Marina Sorochinski, Gabrielle Salfati, Rosanne Libretti, & Sneha Gupta received the for “The Fourth Dimension: Differentiating Timeline Trajectories in Violent Serial Crimes” (2019)

Mark Kamena for “Statistical Analysis of Treatment in a Residential Treatment Program Using the Symptom Assessment for Emergency Responders (SAFER)." (2018)

Robin Inwald & Tammy McCoy-Arballo for “Screening Profiles and Vicarious Trauma of First Responders, Police, Chiefs, and Firefighters (Qualified for POST CEUs)” (Co-author: Penny Dralle). (2017)

Jim Turner Mentorship Award

Jana L. Price-Sharps (2019)

James Herndon received the Jim Turner Mentorship Award (2018)

Jim Turner was posthumously named the first winner of the Jim Turner Mentorship Award. (2017)

Eileen Gupton Best Professional Poster Award

Michael A. Surrette for “The Art of the Deal: Is Personality Related to Crisis Negotiator Performance?". (2018)

Lori Ann Dotson for “Decreasing Institutionalization for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with Severe and Challenging Behavior Through Criminal Justice and Community Service Partnerships”  (Co-author: Kathryn Edwards). (2017).

Craig Wetter.  (2016).

Alyssa Ferns.  (2013).

Michael Serafino Award for Best Student Poster

Julianne Demery, Adam Fried, & Ruchi Bhargava for “Examining Workplace Moral Behaviors and Perceived Trust in Military Couples” (Midwestern University, 2019)

Jessica Duncan for “Examining Police Officers' Views of Sexual Assault Victim Credibility" (Co-authors: Emma Lathan Powell, Jennifer Langhinrichsten-Rohling & James "Tres" Stefurak). (University of South Alabama, 2018)

Cristina Ferrara for “How Public Attitudes towards Police Influence Perceptions of the Use of Body Worn Cameras" (Co-authors: Karla Emeno, Holly Ellingwood, Elizabeth Schultheis, & Craig Bennell). (Graduate Category, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2017)

Amanda Powell for "Influences on Juror Sentencing Decisions" (Co-authors:Megan Parker, Kethera Fogler, & JoAnne Brewster). (Undergraduate Category, James Madison University, 2017)

Tansi Summerfield for "Police Decision-Making: The Impact of Choice on Use-of-Force Decisions" (University of Reginia, 2016). 

Jordon Taylor Jung for "A Comparison of Crisis Negotiator Mental Health Training to CIT Training Received by Patrol Officers" (Texas State University, 2016).

Sara Lapacka for "Selective Skills: Identifying Personality Pattern Differences Among Police Special Service Units" (Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 2015)

Natasha Korva for “Use of Force Myths on Trial” (Carleton University, 2014). 

Chet Hembroff for “Predicting First Responders Driving Performance:  Psychological Screening of Emergency Drivers” (University of Regina, 2014).

Rachel Jensen for “Not Everyone Is Like ‘Rain Man: The Lack of Diagnostic Training for Autism Spectrum Disorders” (Undergraduate Category, Pennsylvania State University, 2013). 

Simon Baldwin for “Excited Delirium Syndrome:  Understanding the Implications to Police Use of Force” (Master’s Category, Carleton University, 2013). 

Karla Emeno for “The Effectiveness of Actuarial Tools for Linking Residential Serial Burglaries” (Doctoral Category, Carleton University, 2013).

Anne Chinneck for “Barriers Preventing the Promotion and Retention of Female Police Officers.” (Carleton University, 2012).

Adam Gerlach for “Examining the Association Between Gender and Weapon Identification.” (Carlton University, 2011).  

Mohita Junnarkar for “Effects of Anxiety, Retention Interval & Recall on Recognition Accuracy of Eyewitness Testimony.” (The Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, 2010).

Shea Alvarez for “Facial Injury and Victim-Offender Relationship:  An Analysis of Intuitive Assumption.” (Co-Author Louis B. Schlesinger). (CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2009).

Shevaun Parker for “Investigating Beliefs Related to Use-of-Force Encounters Among Jury-Eligible Members of the Public and Police Officers.” (Co-author Craig Bennell). (Carlton University, 2008).

Shevaun Corey who with advisor Craig Bennell of Carleton University presented "Geographic Profiling of Terrorist Attacks," (Co-author Craig Bennell). (Carlton University, 2007).

Adam Hess for "Visual Allocation in Simple and Complex Crime Scenes." (Co-authors Matthew Sharps and Marcel Garcia, Joy Ewart, Melissa Griffith & Sina Tuy). (California State University, Fresno, 2007).  These awards were presented by Society President Michael Surrette in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Adam Hess, April Alexander & Mayrin Calcano for "Eyewitness and Visual Allocation in Crime Scene Evaluation" (Co-authors Matthew Sharps, Kristin Wagner and Marcel Garcia (California State University, Fresno, 2006)

April Alexander & Mayrin Calcano for "A review of Neonatacide Cases in the United States" (Radford University, 2006).

Sarah Bloomfield, for "False memory Effect in Offender Profiling."  (Carlton University, 2005).

Steven Riddell & Maila Venturi. (2004).

Emily DeCoster for "Compulsive Traits and Police Officer Performance."  (Advisor Bill Weiss, 2003).

Christine Lerch for "Is physical evidence or eyewitness testimony more persuasive in the courtroom?" (Advisor Mike Aamodt). Radford University, 2002).

Elizabeth Turner for "Once a sex offender always a sex offender: Myth or reality?"  (Advisor: Steve Rubin). (2001).

Erica Weber for "Determinants of Violence in Washington State Penitentiary."  (Undergraduate Category, Whitman College, 2000).

Laura Daniel for "Examination of Pre/Post MMPI-2 Scores of Incarcerated Offenders Who Have Participated in a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program."  (Graduate Category, Castleton State College, 2000).

Jennifer Trager for "The Effectiveness of Psychological Profiles." (Co-author JoAnne Brewster). (James Madison University, 1999).

Rebecca Jackson & Brian Viola for "The Use of Implicit Memory Tests in the  Detection of Guilty Knowledge."  (Co-authors Theron E. Parsons). (University of Wisconsin in Platteville, 1998).

Jim Ruiz for "Regulation of Sexually-Oriented Businesses:  The Texas Experience." (Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1997).

Stacey Nelson for "Parental Attachment and Different Levels of  Juvenile Delinquency."  (Co-author Steven Rubin).  (Whitman College, 1996).

Gina Leong for "Using the Forced Choice Methodology in Determining Deception."  (Co-authors Drs. McClain, Jamison, and Hall with A. Runyon & J. Yum). (University of Hawaii, 1995).


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