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.
2019 Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona
Our conference is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, best practices, and cutting-edge research in the fields of police and criminal psychology. Our next meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hilton in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 22 - 25, 2019.
This hotel is the same location used when we were previously in Scottsdale. The hotel is located approximately 15-20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The hotel rate will be $149 a night; the rooms are suites with a separate sleeping and living area. Breakfast is free for all hotel guests so SPCP will not provide breakfast. There is also a manager reception available each night for all hotel guests that includes two complimentary drinks. The banquet and poster session will both be outside, weather permitting. The hotel provides a free shuttle to Old Scottsdale. There are lots of local and Phoenix attractions nearby. More conference information will be available soon. The call for presentations and posters will begin in January.If you have questions regarding this event contact Society President, Amy White.
The recommended size for posters is 3' x 4', however, 4' x 5' posters are acceptable. Larger size posters cannot be accommodated. A sample poster that can be used as a template is available here.
Award and Honorarium for the Best Student Poster
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.
2016 ACCOP Conference in Singapore
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 40th annual meeting of the Society was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17-20, 2014. The conference program is available here.
The 39th Annual Conference of the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology was held at the Marriott Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, , September 25- 28, 2013. The conference program is available here.
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.