European Association of Psychology and Law

The European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) is the principal European organization for psychologists and lawyers who work at the interface of the two disciplines. The Association aims to promote and develop research, to ensure that legal procedures, teaching, and practice are founded on psychological research, and to foster European cooperation in the field. It hosts regular conferences covering issues such as those relating to the courts (eyewitness testimony, police interviewing, children in the legal system, and judicial decision making) or offenders (prevention and treatment, perceptions and reactions to crime, correlates of offending, sentencing, and penal regimes).

While research on psychology and law has a long history, the founding of a European society is relatively recent. In 1979, Sally Lloyd-Bostock began a series of conferences ...

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