5th Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology

5th Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology


Submission deadline: 15 Feb 2022
The 5th Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology (ACCOP) will be held virtually from 18 – 22 July 2022. This conference serves as a platform for students, psychologists, law enforcement and correctional officers, academia from international, regional and local arenas of public safety work to meet and exchange ideas or information. This time around, we will be hosting the conference virtually to allow for delegates to attend and interact from anywhere in the world. We will like to encourage you and your colleagues/students to attend ACCOP 2022 and present a paper or poster. One of the key objectives of ACCOP is to showcase psychology in Singapore and to enhance community sharing and learning.
The theme of ACCOP 2022 is ‘The Role of Behavioural Sciences in Emerging Issues of Crime, Safety and Security’. ACCOP 2022 ACCOP aims to bring together academics and practitioners to cross-share expertise, spark conversations and collaborations, and build networks on evergreen and emerging topics on safety and security psychology.

ACCOP 2022 will feature a list of renowned international keynote speakers, covering emerging topics relevant to Home Team operations. There will be 8 main conference themes at ACCOP 2022 to cover diverse emerging and evergreen trends and issues on safety and security, as detailed in the table below:


Cybercrime, Online Scams & Fraud
Understanding psychology and behaviours to counter online scams, fraud and cyber deviance


Psychology of Fake News, Misinformation, and Influence
Psychological and behavioural considerations in countering fake news and misinformation


Leadership, Talent & Organisational Psychology
Applied psychology in organisations, and leadership/talent assessments, selection and development


Psychology of Trauma & Crisis Resilience
Understanding trauma and enhancing mental resilience in law enforcement, security and public safety settings


Psychology of Offending & Desistance
Understanding the psychology of offending behaviours and desistance to enhance rehabilitation and reintegration efforts


Drug & Substance Abuse
Harm prevention for drug and substance abuse and addictions


Psychology of Hate Crimes and Violent Extremism
Psychological and behavioural considerations in countering violent extremism and hate crimes


Technology & Transformation in Security, Public Safety & Corrections
Understanding the interface between behavioural sciences and technology in security, public safety and correctional settings; Tech-enabled and tech-facilitated advancements

Call for Abstracts

We welcome abstracts related to the conference tracks and strongly encourage law enforcement, corrections and security practitioners (i.e., police and prison officers, firefighters and paramedics, security personnel), academics and students to present papers or posters in ACCOP. We are accepting abstracts for paper presentations which entail video recordings of up to 15 minutes and poster presentations which entail video recordings of up to 5 minutes.
Please refer to the submission guide (attached) for more information, or scan the QR code to make a submission. The deadline for submission is 15 February 2022. Please email us ([email protected]) or visit the ACCOP 2022 event website (www.accop.com.sg) if you would like to find out more about making a submission.