Correctional and Criminal Justice is a specialty area in psychology. It is not simply about taking what works for the general population and putting it to work within a correctional setting. It is about adapting psychology to the client, adapting to the organizations that correctional and criminal justice psychologists work for, and adapting to the systems that this field serves with the goal to protect society and to improve the quality of life of individuals who are far too often marginalized. As a specialty area in Psychology, we need ongoing training and education that meet our specific needs. Cooperative efforts between the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and their respective Criminal Justice Sections put together the first and second North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conferences in 2007 and 2011 to meet the needs of researchers in the field and the practitioners who daily face the challenge of a practice within the criminal justice system. Both conferences were a tremendous success and featured well over 200 presentations. I trust you will share our enthusiasm and join us for this conference in 2015.
“The NACCJPC is the most important and interesting conference in the world on criminological and correctional psychology. The standard of sessions is extremely high and everyone will learn a great deal from attending this conference. I learned a lot from the conference that was held in the beautiful city of Ottawa and I urge all interested researchers to attend this conference.” –David P. Farrington, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology, Cambridge University
Distinguish Keynote Speakers
- Dr. Kirk Heilbrun Professor, Drexel University, United States of America
- Dr. Ruth Mann, Head of Evidence and Offence Specialism, National Offender Management Service, United Kingdom
- Dr. Devon Polaschek, Professor, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Dr. Kevin Douglas, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Call for Papers
The submission portal is anticipated to open on October 1st 2014 with a December 1st deadline. In October simply follow the links on the website or Facebook page to submit your concurrent workshop, symposia, or posters presentations.
All submissions will be subject to a peer review process. Where the quantity of submissions exceeds time allocations, priority will be given based upon quality of the presentation and balance of program topics. Whenever possible symposia submissions not accepted due to scheduling limitations will be allowed to submit as a poster presentation.
Presentations will be scheduled at the discretion of the organizers. Every attempt will be made to provide ample time for presentations. Presenters should be aware that symposia time slots are not expected to exceed 1.5 hours and may be 1 hour in length depending on the quantity of submissions. Presenters will be provided with the length of time upon notification of acceptance.
Unless invited, presentations previously published or presented at a CPA or APA or other national professional/research organization event may not be presented unless they include substantial elaboration or new information.
For More Information
More information is available on the conference website or can be obtained by Following and Liking on Twitter or Facebook. The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.