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 EAPL 2019 will take place in Santiago de Compostela,

Spain, on July 17-20, 2019.


 EAPL 2018 will take place in Turku,

Finland, on June 26-29 2018.


*Official 2018 conference website HERE*

Access the full 2018 conference program here.



General Information 


Abstract submission starts: October 10, 2017

Abstract submission deadline extended: February 16, 2018

Registration starts: October 15, 2017

Early bird deadline: May 15, 2018

Conference theme: Uses and Limits of psychological expertise in legal processes

The scientific program will address the key issues in psychology and law. Different areas of forensic psychology and criminology will be explored, such as eyewitness testimonies, investigative interviews, lie detection and credibility assessment, risk assessment, recidivism, treatment of offenders and victims. Researchers and practitioners from Europe and other parts of the World are invited to share their recent scientific work and field experience concerning new challenges faced in legal processes.


Abstract submission

Abstracts for the conference are due *February 2, 2018* through the official conference website (http://eapl2018.fi/abstract-submission). 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 2018 will feature a number of renown experts in the area of psychology and law as keynote speakers:

Prof. David L. Faigman

Dr. Karl Ask

Prof. Michael Saini

Prof. Jane L. Ireland

Dr. Itiel Dror

Prof. Maria Hartwig

Dr. Robert Horselenberg

Prof. Essi Viding


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 2018 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 2018 conference visit www.eaplstudent.com.


Conference Programme

Access the full 2018 conference program as PDF here.



 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



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

10. Steven Penrod, 2015

11. Peter van Koppen, 2016

12. Saul Kassin, 2017


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.


Previous Conferences

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