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Iris Almeida, PhD        Cristina Soeiro, PhD

Conference Chairs

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), it is our pleasure to invite you to the Annual Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, which will take place in Almada (Portugal) in 2024.
The European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), founded in 1982, promotes the exchange between Psychology and Law, both in research and practice. The Annual Conference of the European Association and Law is organi
sed each year in a different European city, and brings together researchers, practitioners, and other parties involved in legal settings. The aim of the Conference is to promote and improve new research, applied programs and legal procedures.
A series of invited keynotes, workshops, open papers/symposia, poster sessions, blitz talks, outstanding academics and professionals, and emerging bright scientists will be present during the Conference. You will be presented with a variety of networking opportunities, providing you with the chance to meet and interact with leading scientists and researchers, friends, and colleagues, as well as sponsors and exhibitors.
The social program will highlight our Portuguese culture and history brought to you by the beauty of Caparica, the city welcoming you to the EAPL Annual Conference.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Caparica and we hope that you will enjoy the Conference, as well as your stay in Portugal.

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New Challenges in Research and Practice

The 2024 EAPL conference took place in Monte de Caparica, Portugal, on July 09-12.
The scientific program was addressing the key issues in psychology and law. Different areas of forensic psychology and criminology were explored, such as forensic risk assessment and management, victims and offenders, biological and genetic bases of violence, investigative psychology, forensic and psychological assessment, criminal investigation, AI, and new technology approaches. Researchers and practitioners from Europe and other parts of the World were invited to share their recent scientific work and field experience concerning new challenges faced in legal processes.


  • Forensic Risk Assessment and Management

  • Victims and Offenders

  • Biological and Genetic Bases of Violence

  • Investigative Psychology

  • Forensic and Psychology Assessment

  • Criminal Investigation

  • AI and New Technology Approaches

  • and more...

Just 15 minutes from Lisbon, on the south bank of the Tagus River, Caparica is a privileged place to receive you, where you can combine the beauty of the beach and countryside with the proximity to the urbanity that the city of Lisbon carries with it.

See you soon!


Since 2005, the knowledge developed in ​​forensic and criminal psychology has allowed the development of various protocols and pioneering work in establishing synergies between psychology and law and in the specialised training of psychologists and other actors in the justice system.

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