Without Conscience:

Psychopathy and its Implications for Criminal Justice and Mental Health

Conference: May 7–8, 2015
Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas

Registration Opens December 1, 2014
closes April 10, 2015

Registration Fees:

 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:

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

Grievance Procedure

Grievances about the conference must be submitted in writing to:

Texas A&M University Office of Continuing Education
Attn: Program Coordinator
MS 1245
College Station, TX 77843-1245

Attendance Requirements

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.

Learning Objectives

Participants attending this conference will be able to:

  1. Objective: Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioral and demographic factors which may indicate an individual's propensity for violent behavior
  2. Objective: Discuss the construct of psychopathy and apply the knowledge to investigative techniques
  3. Objective:  Analyze crime scene behavior as it applies to the construct of psychopathy
  4. 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
  5. Objective: Identify unique language patterns in psychopathic populations as well as techniques for detecting deception

Topics to be Covered