Academic Symposium

Past Academic Symposia

Given the growing interest around the country in civilian oversight that encompasses more than just complaint review and officer discipline, NACOLE knew that additional training and forums were needed. Therefore an academic symposium series was created as a means of gathering academics and practitioners from different fields to discuss developments in law enforcement accountability and oversight. This series has proved quite successful and is a reflection of NACOLE’s commitment to the encouragement of evidence-based research about oversight practices. 


  • Friday, March 06, 2020 at 08:30 AM through March 07, 2020

    2020 Academic Symposium

    New Frontiers in Independent Oversight of Jails, Prisons, and Police

    The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and the University of Texas School of Law and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs are partnering for the 2020 NACOLE Academic Symposium, which will be held at the University of Texas School of Law on March 6, 2020.  The event will bring together practitioners, policy makers, policing and corrections experts, and advocates for independent civilian oversight of law enforcement with a broad range of academics pursuing research and scholarship in the areas of policing, corrections, and/or civilian oversight of law enforcement and corrections. In addition, there will be an executive leadership forum held on March 7, 2020 for both those working in the areas of law enforcement and corrections oversight.

    If you are interested in submitting an abstract for this event, we are now soliciting manuscripts.  For additional information, a copy of the call for papers in its entirety can be found by clicking the button below:

    2020 Call for Papers

    Please watch for additional details, including registration information, in the Fall of 2019.