Join us for the annual SPCP Conference in Las Vegas September 17-20, 2014.  Discounted hotel reservations will be available until our room block sells out or August 26. Banquet tickets are now available.    More information

Jack Kitaeff, Ph.D., J.D. is writing a book on "Police Impersonators."  If anyone has any data, vignettes, or information on this topic, please send him an e-mail at

Welcome to the Website of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology is an eclectic professional organization that encourages the scientific study of police and criminal psychology and the application of scientific knowledge to problems in criminal justice. It focuses on law enforcement, judicial, and corrections elements in criminal justice. Members of the Society study the full range of human behaviors, motivations, and actions within the framework of the criminal justice system.  Consequently, it encourages input from psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, lawyers, police officers, corrections personnel, and any other professional having a concern for the criminal justice system.


40th Annual SPCP Meeting

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The 39th annual meeting of the Society held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 25-28, 2013 was wonderful.  Conference program

The Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) was a tremendous success.  More information