The Society for Police & Criminal Psychology is a multi-disciplinary group that encourages the scientific study of the criminal justice system and the application of behavioral science knowledge to problems in criminal justice, including law enforcement, judicial, and corrections elements. Consequently, it solicits participation from psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, police officers, corrections personnel, social workers, and other professionals involved in the scientific study of the criminal justice system.
Embracing Innovation and Change in Police and Criminal Psychology
|Full Members||Student Members|
|Early Registration (Pay by June 30, 2020)||$375||$300|
|Regular Registration (July 1 – August 31, 2020)|| $400 ||$325|
|Late Registration (Starting September 1, 2020)||$425||$350|
For best rates, register by June 30.
The conference registration fee includes some meals and refreshments, but tickets to our annual banquet are sold separately.
Conference registrants will receive a complementary membership in SPCP through the end of 2021, with online access to the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. Registrants who would also like to receive printed copies of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology through the mail can do so by paying an additional $30 fee for printing and postage. That option will be available during the conference registration process.
Conference attendees may also earn credit for continuing education (CEUs) by paying an additional $40 fee when registering for the conference. Typically, approximately 15 CEUs are available at each conference.Conference participants who register as students are NOT eligible to make presentations.
The Society for Police & Criminal Psychology advocates for 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.
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 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 tremendous success! 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.