Announcements

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Police and Public Safety Psychology (Police Psychologist I). This is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in police and public safety psychology offered by the Honolulu Police Department. Closing Date: February 26.  Upon completion of the fellowship and satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, subject to position approval and availability of funds, the Police Psychologist I may apply for Police Psychologist II.  For further position information and application instructions, see Job Opportunities.  For more information contact Herbert Gupton, Ph.D., ABPP (hgupton@honolulu.gov).

Free Training.  HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic (HRC) trains and deploys volunteer physicians and mental health professionals to provide clinical evaluations for survivors of torture seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief in United States. HRC is offering a free, one-time, half-day training, regarding the asylum process in the United States which helps prepare professionals to evaluate applicants and prepare affidavits.  The next HRC training will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 8:30 am-2:00 pm in Washington, DC. More information

The US Secret Service is seeking a licensed psychologist for a full-time position in their Washington, DC office to provide expert advice to FOHS and Federal government agencies on OH issues involving mental or behavioral health; and perform psychological evaluations and witness testimony regarding such issues as fitness for duty or reasonable accommodation.  For more information contact Rod Tucker (rtucker@ingenesis.org).

Call for Chapters.  Jack Kitaeff, Ph.D., J.D. (jackkitaeffphdjd@aol.com) is seeking contributions for the second edition of “Handbook of Police Psychology.”  He will consider any topic but is particularly interested adding chapters on  Mandatory v. Voluntary Clinical Interventions, Motivation and Morale among Police Officers, Leadership Enhancement, and Supervisor Preparedness.  The plan is to publish this book in 18 months.  If you would like more information or to participate write to Dr. Kitaeff.  More information

Part-Time Positions Available, New York City.  Six part-time openings (20-34 hours/week) to complete pre-employment psychological evaluations of correction officer candidates are available in New York City.  For more information contact Lewis Schlosser, Ph.D., ABPP More information

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.

Conferences

40th Annual SPCP Meeting

The next meeting of the Society will be held in Atlanta Georgia.  Details will be posted soon.

Conference information

The 40th annual meeting of the Society was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17-20, 2014.  Conference program

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