The IACFP Board of Directors and our attorneys are currently reviewing the Association by-laws, which have not been revised since 1986.The Board expects to have proposedmodifications presented to IACFP members in early 2008.
With the cooperation of SAGE Publications, our flagship journal, Criminal Justice and Behavior, has expanded from six issues per year to 12 as of January 2007.In addition, the journal is being published in a larger format, and each issue has more pages of content for our members and other readers.A subscription to Criminal Justice and Behavior is automatically included for all members of IACFP.
The IACFP Newsletter, our quarterly newsletter and another benefit of Association membership, continues to publish timely articles and other information regarding important conferences, books and useful materials related to our goals and professional disciplines. Members from Canada, Malta and New Zealand have been recent contributors, creating additional value by bringing a more international understanding to our readers.
In a major undertaking, IACFP will soon launch the IACFP Institute for the Behavioral Sciences, Law and Public Policy. The participants in the Institute will develop a Model Prisons Project, serve as a resource for advocacy at the juncture of the behavioral sciences and the criminal justice system, provide educational and leadership opportunities for behavioral scientists currently working in the field, and will work with institutions of higher education to define and monitor educational programs in the forensic behavioral sciences.For more information about the Institute, please contact John Gannon, Ph.D., IACFP Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.