Police & Criminal Psychology During Challenging Times
|Full Members||Student Members|
|Registration (Pay by September 30, 2020)||$50|| $25
|Late Registration (October 1-30, 2020)||$75||$50|
Continuing Education Credits. Conference attendees may also earn credit for continuing education (CEUs) by paying an additional $40 fee when registering for the conference. Typically, approximately 12-13 CEUs have been available at each in-person conference. Since this is our first online conference, it is unclear at this time how many CEUs will be available.
Special Agency Rate. Does your agency want to participate as a team? Perhaps you would like to assemble a group in a meeting room and display the conference to the whole team using a single computer connection. Please contact JoAnne Brewster (email@example.com) to discuss a special conference rate. We will need to know how many people will participate and how many connections will be needed.
Notes. Differing from our tradition, to keep the cost of this event very low, participants in this online conference will not receive complimentary dues for the following year.
The Society for Police & Criminal Psychology supports the pursuit of academic excellence by encouraging the submission of posters by current students at the undergraduate, masters, or doctoral level. The Michael Serafino Award is given annually to the best student poster presented at our yearly conference. Posters are judged on scholarship, contribution to the fields of police and public safety psychology or criminal justice, and the quality of the poster presentation. This award is accompanied by a cash honorarium.
Our conference will host both presentations and posters:
Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes. After three presentations, presenters will participate in a a 15-minute question & answer session. Presentations may be made by professionals only; students are not permitted to make presentations. Experienced practicing professionals who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program may request to do a presentation. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis; please contact the CEU chair, JoAnne Brewster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prerecorded PowerPoint presentations are strongly preferred; but they must be followed by a live 5-minute question & answer session. (Additional instructions will be provided after your proposal is accepted.)
Posters should be prepared as a single PowerPoint slide and accompanied by a 5-minute video that reviews key points. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference, however, during the designated "poster session," presenters must be available to answer questions and discuss their work. (Additional instructions will be provided after your poster is accepted.) Students at any level (undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged to submit posters. There is an award and honorarium for the best student poster (see below for details). Professionals may also present posters if they prefer. No CEU's will be available for poster presentations.
The deadline for submission
of proposals was August, 1, 2020. Our conference committee is actively reviewing submissions and authors will be notified of decisions soon. At least one author for each presentation must register for the conference no later than September 1 to be included in the program.
To enable us to offer APA-approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs), every
submission MUST include two learning objectives (requested on the
submission form). After submitting the form, please email your current
Curriculum Vitae (CV) to JoAnne Brewster (email@example.com).
Your submission will not be considered complete unless it includes all
of the information requested on the form and your CV is received. Timely
submission of your proposal and CV would be most appreciated. Note that presenters must be available during assigned presentation times to answer questions, in order for presentations to qualify for CEU's.
The primary (corresponding) author of proposals for presentations and posters will be notified about the status of their requests shortly after the submission deadline. Presenters are expected to register for the conference shortly after proposal decisions are distributed. You must be a current 2020 SPCP member to access the registration form to register for the conference. If you have any questions regarding presentations or posters contact Wayman Mullins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy JoAnne Brewster (email@example.com).
The Society sponsors an annual conference held in the fall of each year at varying locations throughout the United States. The conference focuses on the interface between criminal justice system and the behavioral sciences. It includes presentations on international perspectives in policing, specialized police procedures and techniques, personnel issues in criminal justice agencies, the law, litigation issues, inmate populations, probation and parole, and other issues affecting individuals in the criminal justice system.
ACCOP was a unique opportunity to meet and exchange information with experts in the fields of law enforcement, criminal and operations psychology, and behavioral sciences from both Asia and the West. More information
The 38th Annual Conference of the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology was held at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, November 7-10, 2012. The conference program is available here.
The 37th Annual Conference of the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology was held at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, IL, October, 18-21, 2011. The conference included an International Summit day, with presentations from numerous international police psychologists. The conference program is available here.
The 36th Annual Conference of the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology was held at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 20-23, 2010. The conference program is available here.