It is with great honour that my colleagues and I invite you to the 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, which will take place in Toulouse from the 5th to the 8th of July 2016. Every year since 1990, this exceptional scientific event offers the opportunity to scientists and practitioners to share their expertise and experience in the area of Psychology and Law. This year and for the first time since its creation, the EAPL Annual Conference will be held in France and we really hope to be able to have you among us!
The success of the EAPL Annual Conferences shows the growing importance of the role played by Psychology in questions related to the law, the legal system, and the safety and well-being of citizens. This contribution of Psychology to legal issues grows more with each year and this trend will continue given the new challenges our societies have to face.
With the theme "New Challenges in Psychology and Law: Science into Practice", the conference will therefore encourage exchanges between researchers and practitioners who intertwine the disciplines of Psychology and Law, and neighboring disciplines. The scientific program will address the key issues that arise from the Forensic and Criminological psychology, such as eyewitness testimony, the investigative interview, lie detection and credibility assessment, risk and dangerousness assessment, recidivism, treatment of offenders and victims, etc. Additionally, researchers and practitioners from Europe and other parts of the World are invited to share their recent scientific work and field experience concerning human trafficking, terrorism, cybercrime, and other major challenges that Europe faces today.
The Centre of Criminology and Human Sciences of the Midi-Pyrénées (Centre de Criminologie et Sciences Humaines de Midi-Pyrénées, CCSH) is co-hosting the EAPL 2016 Conference. The centre supports an innovative research program which involves practitioners and researchers working on high priority issues for the region and the country, such as delinquency, risk and crisis management, social regulations, insecurity and security, victimology, etc.
Besides the academic activities proposed by the Conference organizers, we strongly invite you to spend some time enjoying the city of Toulouse, and why not visit the neighbouring cities like Albi -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010.
Au plaisir de vous retrouver à Toulouse!
Dr Fanny Verkampt
Chair of the Organizing Committee
Early registration Before the 15.06.2016
Conference From 05.07.2016 To 08.07.2016
Conference dinner The 07.07.2016 Starting from 19:30