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

    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 pleased to announce the next event in NACOLE’s academic conference series: New Frontiers in Independent Oversight of Jails, Prisons, and Police.

    This one-day symposium will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the University of Texas School of Law. 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. More broadly, the event will take a look at current research in the field, place scholars in conversation with practitioners, and determine possible courses for future efforts in the field. Select conference papers will be published in the American Journal of Criminal Law and other venues as appropriate.

    If you are currently an executive in oversight, please make plans to join us on March 7th for a executive leadership forum to also be held at the University of Texas School of Law.  Additional registration and schedule details will be sent out in the near future.


    Symposium RegistrationAcademic Symposium Schedule (Updated December 23, 2019)

    *Please note that in the event you should need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued minus a $25.00 processing fee. Refund requests made after February 14, 2020 will not be honored however, registrations are transferable upon written request.