The EAPL 2015 conference will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EAPL in beautiful Nuremberg, Germany. It will be hosted by Professor Friedrich Lösel and Dr Doris Bender who organized the 1990 conference together with Professor Mark Stemmler (all from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg).
In addition to the core scientific program the conference will contain visits of the venue of Nuremberg Trial after the Second World War and of the Documentation Center at the Nazi Rally area (places that are of high interest for Psychology & Law and its history.Abstract Submission
Abstracts for this conference will be due in early 2015. The exact submission deadline will be announced soon. Acceptable formats for submissions include paper presentations, posters, and symposia. All submissions will be peer-reviewed before an acceptance letter is sent out to applicants.
EAPL 2015 will feature a number of renown experts in the area of psychology and law as keynote speakers. Keynote speaker information will become available soon.
The EAPL is also pleased to announce the third annual Wagenaar Symposium. The aim of this symposium is to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of EAPL by drawing together research that spans the legal (detection, trial) and psychological (support, intervention) aspects of a particular crime-type. Participants in this symposium will be by invitation only, and the symposium will feature a discussant in order to draw out the salient issues from the portfolio of research presented.
The EAPL hopes to call attention to high-quality student research (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) and facilitate student involvement in the field. In line with this, the EAPL will host a number of events intended for student and early career members at the 2015 conference. There are also a number of student awards available for this conference, including three “best paper” awards for which students need to enter their submissions before the conference (each worth 150 euro), and three poster awards that will be determined during the conference (worth 200, 150, and 100 euro respectively). Undergraduate, masters, and PhD level members are eligible for this funding. For more information on student involvement at the 2015 conference visit www.eaplstudent.com.
We look forward to seeing you in Nuremberg in August!
For more conference details go to our "Conferences" tab.
The European Association of psychology and law (EAPL) has three broad aims;
1. the promotion of research,
2. the promotion of teaching, and
3. the promotion of the interchange concerning psychology and law.
The Association is broad; it embraces those interested in the interface between psychology and law in all its diverse aspects - researchers and practitioners. If we think of offending from a developmental perspective, members of the association are concerned with offenders - and their victims - from the cradle to the grave. Psychology is relevant to the offending pathway, from early risk factors and early intervention approaches, to the process of detection and identification after a crime is committed, to the collection of evidence and its presentation in court.Finally, psychology is relevant after conviction in terms of the management, treatment and supervision of those convicted, and indeed, the treatment of their victims.
Diversity is one of the fascinations of the field; diversity is one of the strengths of the Association. Coming together within Europe we have been able to consider, appreciate and learn from the diversity of approaches that apply across this continent from Norway in the North to Cyprus in the South, from Ireland in the West to Russia in the East. We have been able to celebrate both similarities and differences in thinking and practice. Importantly, the association is not merely European; we have long-standing, committed and dedicated members from Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. So welcome to our website. Also, we hope we can welcome you to one of our annual meetings.
On this website, you will find information about our association - what it does and for whom - and information about our annual meetings. These meetings are very important in the life of EAPL, a chance for a great many of our members to get together and share their ideas and experience, research findings and plans with colleagues from all over Europe - and the world - who have very similar interests.
You will also find information about our journal - Psychology, Crime and Law - which we issue eight times each year, both what its aims are and how to prepare and submit your manuscripts. We hope very much that you will think seriously about publishing your research in Psychology, Crime and Law.
We trust you will find this website informative. We hope too that you will enjoy being a member of EAPL and benefit from the knowledge and experience of a like-minded community of practitioners and academics.