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 EAPL 2017 will take place in Mechelen, Belgium

May 28-31, 2017.

*Official 2017 conference website HERE*

Access the full 2017 conference program here.


Deadline for abstract submissions: 13th of February, 2017

Conference theme: Breaking new grounds in Psychology and Law: Futuristic or imminent?

The scientific program will address the key issues that arise from machine learning and the prediction of future behaviour, psychology and law in a digital world, intercultural psychology and law. Intersections between these topics and the areas of forensic and criminological psychology will be explored, such as eyewitness testimonies, the investigative interviews, lie detection and credibility assessment, risk and dangerousness assessment, recidivism, treatment of offenders and victims.

Researchers and practitioners from Europe and other parts of the World are also invited to share their recent scientific work and field experience concerning new challenges faced by the society, such as human trafficking, terrorism, and cybercrime.

Abstract submission

Abstracts for the conference were due *February 13th, 2017* through the official conference website (www.eaplconference2017.com/). 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 2017 will feature a number of renown experts in the area of psychology and law as keynote speakers. Keynote speaker information will become available soon.

Students and Early Career

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 2017 conference. There are also a number of student awards available for this conference. Undergraduate, masters, and PhD level members are eligible for this funding. For more information on student involvement at the 2017 conference visit www.eaplstudent.com.

Conference Programme

Access the full 2017 conference program here.



General Conference-related Information

Previous recipients of the Lifetime achievement award

One way the EAPL acknowledges academic excellence is by bestowing the EAPL lifetime achievement award upon academics who have demonstrated particular excellence, impact, and involvement in the field of psychology and law.

Previous award winners have been:

1.  Hans Crombag 1998

2.  Friedrich Losel 2001

3.  Ray Bull 2008

4.  David Farrington 2009

5.  Willem Waagenar 2010

6.  Ron Roesch 2011

7.  Gisli Gudjonsson 2012

8.  Günter Köhnken, 2013

9. Sigfried Sporer, 2014


Previous Conferences

  • 1988 - Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • 1990 - Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1992 - Oxford, England

  • 1994 - Barcelona, Spain

  • 1995 - Budapest, Hungary

  • 1996 - Siena, Italy

  • 1997 - Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1998 - Krakow, Poland

  • 1999 - Dublin, Ireland

  • 2000 - Limassol, Cyprus

  • 2001 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2002 - Leuven, Belgium

  • 2003 - Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 2004 - Kraków, Poland

  • 2005 - Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2006 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • 2007 - Adelaide, Australia

  • 2008 - Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • 2009 - Sorrento, Italy

  • 2010 - Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2011 - Miami, USA

  • 2012 - Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 2013 - Coventry, UK
  • 2014 - Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2015 - Nuremberg, Germany


Conference book series

Major results of the EAPL conferences have been published in a book series. The following volumes are available:

  • van Koppen, P.J. & Hessing, D.J. (Eds.) (1988). Lawyers on psychology and psychologists onlaw. Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger.
  • Lösel, F., Bender, D., & Bliesener, T. (Eds.) (1992). Psychology and Law. InternationalPerspectives. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Davies, G., Lloyd-Bostock, S., McMurran, M., & Wilson, C. (Eds.) (1995). Psychology, Law, and Criminal Justice. International Developments in Research and Practice. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Redondo, S., Garrido, V., Pérez, J., Bajet, J., & Martínez, R. M. (Eds) (1997). Advances in Psychology and Law. International Contributions. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Boros, J., Münnich, I. & Szegedi, M. (Eds.) (1998). Psychology and Criminal Justice.International Review of Theory and Practice. Berlin, New York:Walter de Gruyter.
  • Traverso, G.B. & Bagnoli, L. (Eds.) (2000). Psychology and Law in a Changing World. New Worldwide Trends in Theory, Research and Practice. Reading: Harwood Academic Publisher.
  • Czerederecka, A., Jaskiewicz-Obydzinska, T. & Wójcikiewicz, J. (Eds.) (2000). Forensic Psychology and Law. Traditional Questions and New Ideas . Kraków: Institute of Forensic Research Publishers.
  • Farrington, D., Hollin, C. & McMurran, M.(Eds.) (2001) Sex and Violence. The Psychology of Crime and Risk Assessment. Reading: Harwood Academic Publisher.
  • Roesch, R., Corrado, R. & Dampster, R. (Eds.) (2001). Psychology in the Courts. International Advances in Knowledges. Reading: Harwood Academic Publisher.
  • Vanderhallen, M., Vervaeke, G., van Koppen, P.J. & Goethals, J. (Eds.) (2003). Much ado about crime. Chapters on Psychology and Law. Brussel: Politeia.
  • van Koppen, P.J. & Penrod, S.D. (Eds.) (2003). Adversarial versus inquisitorial justice: Psychological perspectives on criminal justice systems. New York: Plenum.
  • Canter, D. & Žukauskien, R. (Eds.) (2008). Psychology and Law: Bridging the Gap. Ashgate: London.
  • A book based on presentations given during the EAPL 201conference is under preparation.


Conference Views

Cyprus 2012

EAPL 2012 conference sign between two palm trees.


Andreas Kapardis (EAPL 2012 local conference organizer) with international guests.


Julia Shaw (website officer), David Cooke (past president), Ray Bull (president-elect), Annelies Vredeveldt (VP EAPL student society).


David Cooke giving the EAPL 2012 presidential welcome.


Ray Bull with conference presenters at the EAPL 2012 conference dinner.


Miami 2011

David Cooke (EAPL president) with members of the EAPL student section.

Gothenburg 2010

Andreas Kapardis, Caroline Logan, Mette Kreis, David Cooke, and Ian Freckleton

Sorrento 2009

Local Organising Committee