Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology
The Institute of Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology (ICJFP) was launched in 2004. Criminal justice and forensic psychology is the practice of psychology with adults or adolescents where their antisocial or criminal behaviour is the main focus of that practice e.g. the assessment, treatment and management of offending behaviour; and assessments for the courts where the criminal behaviour is the focus of the assessment.
The focus of the Institute does NOT include practice that is primarily with: children; Family Court work; victims of crime; fitness to plead evaluations; expert witness testimony in other areas of psychology (e.g. eye-witness memory or effects of abuse on children); or, industrial psychology as applied to criminal justice agencies.
To establish a professional identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand for the discipline of criminal justice psychology, and to promote best practice standards among psychologists working in this field for the benefit of clients, community, and the discipline of psychology.
Aims of ICJFP
• To promote high standards of practice, research and training for psychologists
working in the criminal justice field
• To promote minimum training standards and ongoing competence requirements
for criminal justice psychologists within the profession (including organisations
• To identify opportunities for professional development in the criminal justice
area, and promote relevant training experiences.
• To support co-ordinated research and tertiary training initiatives in the field
of criminal justice psychology.
• To raise the profile of criminal justice psychology in the psychological community
and the community as a whole.
How to join the ICJFP
Only Full Members or Student subscribers of the NZPsS may apply for membership of the ICJFP
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- Membership has been designed to be inclusive but with an emphasis on providing full membership to those psychologists who are currently working in the criminal justice field and associate membership to those who are interested in the field and want to develop their professional knowledge and ability in the area. * Only Full members will have voting rights
- Interim membership criteria covering two classes of membership (Full, Associate) have been agreed. Student membership is now available and is included on the ICJFP membership form.
- Both membership classes will have reduced rates for attending ICJFP sponsored or organised professional development training courses (excluding the NZPsS annual conference). Both full and associate members and Student subscribers will receive preferential places on professional development activities that have restricted numbers
- Membership fees are -Full members: $30 pa; Associate members: $20 pa, Students no charge. Prices include GST.
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