Conference in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Call for Proposals
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 clinicians, academics, police officers, legal professionals, students, and other professionals involved in the scientific study of the criminal justice system. Our conference is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, best practices, and cutting-edge research in the fields of police and criminal psychology. This year we especially welcome presentations and posters that address the conference theme: Policing in a changing society.
The deadline for submission of proposals for presentations or posters was May 1st, 2022. We are no longer accepting conference proposals. Presentations may be made by professionals/academics only. Professionals/academics may also present posters if they prefer. Students, including undergraduate and graduate students at any level, are encouraged to submit posters. There is an award and honorarium for the best student poster. 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.
You do not have to be a current member of SPCP to submit a presentation or poster proposal, however, presenters are expected to join SPCP, pay 2022 dues, and register for the conference shortly after proposal decisions are distributed.
When you submit your proposal for SPCP 2022, to ensure our ability to offer APA-approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs), you will be required to enter the following information:
Please carefully prepare and proofread your submission. If accepted, your submission will be used to prepare the conference program. Your submission will not be considered complete unless it includes all the information requested on the form and your CV is received. Timely submission of your proposal and CV would be most appreciated.
The deadline for submitting proposals was May 1. We are no longer accepting proposals. More than 120 proposals were submitted! Thank you so much for this tremendous response! Please allow approximately one month for the program committee to make decisions regarding individual proposals. Direct questions to President Nadine Deslauriers-Varin (email@example.com) and copy JoAnne Brewster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|| Student Members
| Early Registration (Pay by June 5, 2022)
| Regular Registration (June 6 - July 31, 2022)
| Late Registration (Starting August 1, 2022)*
You must be a member of SPCP and your 2022 dues must be paid before you can register.
Friday, September 23, 2022, participants and their partners are invited on the Louis Jolliet Cruise Ship for a 3-course Dinner and private live music performance. Enjoy your table d'hôte (fixed price meal) while admiring the magnificent panorama, as Quebec City and the Château Frontenac light up before your eyes from the St. Lawrence River! For guests who wish to dance to the rhythm of DJs’ music, dance floors will be available inside our private deck as well as outside on the terrace, after dinner. The cruise departs from the Quai Chouinard, which is only a 6-minute drive from Hotel Le Concorde Quebec.
The ticket price includes:
- 3.5 hours cruise tour
- Culinary experience aboard - 3-course meal
- Exceptional viewpoint
- Entertainment, dance floor, and access to bars
The conference registration fee includes receptions (opening and poster session), some meals (breakfast and lunch) and refreshments, but tickets to our annual banquet are sold separately. You can purchase banquet tickets when you register. Tickets are $85 per person.
Cruise participants will be able to choose among several meal options including a vegan/gluten-free option. This is a private event for conference participants and their adult guests, held in a separate room on the ship. For our event, the cruise-ship company will not provide a special menu or reduced-price tickets for children.
Purchase tickets for the banquet on your conference registration form. If you need to purchase tickets separately, after you register, do so by following this link.
Conference registrants may purchase tickets and they may also purchase additional tickets for their partners. There is a limited number of tickets available for this event so please purchase your tickets early.
Whether you are looking for adventures or an urban and cultural experience, Quebec City is for you! Don't miss the Annual Meetings of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, live and in-person, September 21 - 24, 2022!
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.
Our 2021 conference was held online on Zoom, September 30-October 2, 2021.
Click here to view the program.
Our 2020 conference was held online on Zoom, November 5-7, 2020.
Click here to view the program.
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.