Embracing Innovation and Change in Police and Criminal Psychology
|Registration (through Sept 15)
|| Full Members
|Late Registration (Starting September 16)
Register for the conference by clicking here. Please join and pay your 2021 dues before registering for the conference. You must login to register.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. We will not know how many CEUs will be available until the program has been completed.
Adjustments & Cancellation. Until September 15, participants may adjust their registration from in-person to online and receive a refund for the difference between the two rates. Until September 15, participants may upgrade their registration from online to in-person using the registration rate that was in effect at the time the first registration was paid. For example, members who paid $100 before June 30 for online registration can upgrade to in-person registration for an additional $150, regardless of the date of the upgrade. Participants may also cancel their registration and receive a full refund until September 15. After September 15, 2021, no refunds can be issued.
We are no longer accepting presentation or poster proposals for this conference.
Our conference is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, best practices, and cutting-edge research in the fields of police and criminal psychology. We want to hear from clinicians, academics, police officers, legal professionals, and students. This year we especially welcome presentations and posters that address the conference theme:Embracing Innovation and Change in Police and Criminal Psychology.
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 make a presentation. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis; please contact the CEU chair, JoAnne Brewster at email@example.com. Please make your request BEFORE you submit your proposal, so that you will know whether to submit a presentation or a poster. After each group of three 15-minute presentations, all presenters will participate in a live 15-minute Question & Answer session from either the conference room or online. We expect to be able to provide CEUs for most presentations. The deadline for receipt of presentations was May 1. We are no longer accepting proposals for presentations.
Posters should include a single PowerPoint slide and a 5-minute video recording that discusses key points. All posters will be viewable online. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference. Conference participants will be able to post comments and questions on a discussion board associated with each poster. Poster presenters are expected to monitor their discussion boards throughout the conference, responding to inquiries and entering into conversations. 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. No CEUs will be available for poster presentations, as per APA rules. We are no longer accepting proposals for posters.Continuing Education. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 online presenters must be available during assigned presentation times to answer questions, in order for presentations to qualify for CEU's.
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 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.