Registration Opens December 1, 2014
closes April 10, 2015
- Early Registration Fee until March 9, 2015 $350.00
- Registration Fee March 9, 2015 – April 10, 2015 $425.00
- Pre-Conference PCL-R Workshop + Conference $800.00
Online registration link will be posted December 1.
Conference Hotel Reservations
Hyatt Regency Austin – 208 Barton Springs Rd Austin, Texas
Central Reservations: (888) 421-1442
Refer to Texas A&M University, Without Conscience: Psychopathy Conference
A limited number of discounted rooms are being offered for conference attendees:
$ 189 Single & Double Occupancy
$ 214 Triple Occupancy
$ 239 Quadruple Occupancy
Who Should Attend?
This conference is open to the following professionals:
- Law enforcement, particularly sworn officers and analysts working in criminal investigations involving violent crimes
- University, College and Academic Professionals involved with Behavioral Intervention Teams where Psychopathy can be an issue
- Parole, Probation and Correctional Officers
- Forensic and Clinical Psychologists who consult with law enforcement, Colleges and Universities
- Psychology or Criminal Justice Professors/Instructors
- Prosecutors and members of the Judiciary
- Mental health professionals working in a clinical setting where Psychopathy can be an issue
Why is Psychopathy considered one of the leading forensic concepts for the 21st century?
Knowing and understanding an offender's personality traits can help professionals develop appropriate strategies for complex and unusual investigations. To this end, comprehending an offender's psychopathy becomes critical in a serial murder, rape or child abduction case. Crime scene and post offense behavior of the psychopath likely will differ from that of non-psychopath's committing similar offenses. Prosecution, sentencing and incarceration of a psychopath will present their own unique challenges.
Perhaps 1 percent of the general population and 10 to 15 percent of offenders are manipulative, deceptive, self-centered, lacking in empathy, guilt, are callous and lack remorse. They present a serious challenge to everyone involved with criminal justice, including officers and investigators; judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys; probation officers; corrections personnel; psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. All of these professionals work in the front line of law enforcement and mental health because they must face head on the likelihood that some of the people with whom they deal are psychopathic. The consequences of these encounters always are uncertain and sometimes quite dangerous.
Continuing Education Credit & Professional Development Hours
- Texas A&M Office of the Provost, Public Partnership and Outreach program has approved this program for 12.0 hours of Continuing Education (CE).
- All psychologist participants will be eligible for 12.0 CE credits. Texas A&M University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Texas A&M University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Licensed Social Workers will be eligible for 12.0 CEU units. Texas A&M University is approved by the State of Texas to provide CE credits.
- Law enforcement professionals will receive TCLOE credit.
Grievances about the conference must be submitted in writing to:
Texas A&M University Office of Continuing Education
Attn: Program Coordinator
College Station, TX 77843-1245
To receive credit, you must be present for the entire conference. You are required to sign in at the beginning of the conference. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the conference is completed will not receive CE credits. All attendees must complete a Program Evaluation to receive their CE certificate.
Participants attending this conference will be able to:
- Objective: Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioral and demographic factors which may indicate an individual's propensity for violent behavior
- Objective: Discuss the construct of psychopathy and apply the knowledge to investigative techniques
- Objective: Analyze crime scene behavior as it applies to the construct of psychopathy
- Objective: Apply the knowledge of the criminal mind and the construct of psychopathy to the interview process and be able to extract information for resistant offenders
- Objective: Identify unique language patterns in psychopathic populations as well as techniques for detecting deception
Topics to be Covered
- What is a psychopath?
- Influence of psychopathy on crime scene behavior
- Investigative strategies
- Language of the psychopath
- Interview techniques and detecting deception
- Case Study presentation by conference speakers