Fact sheets summarize current literature into a short (2 page) document intended for distribution. Fact-sheets are extremely useful for academics, professionals or laypeople who are in contact with offenders, victims, corrections or the legal system in any way. Read our Fact-sheets.
Understand the CONTROVERSIES.
Alternatively, sSRead about "controversies" in psychology and law. Each article presents the academic literature pertaining to an issue, and takes one empirically-based side. Should we be tough on crime? Should adolescents be tried as adults? Find out here.
Become a STUDENT.
Find out everything you need to know about becoming a student in psychology and law. We have information on international graduate schools, what it is like to study around the world, and we can offer mentorship for newcomers to the field. Learn more here.
General Information. This call for submissions invites contributions related to the study and application of psychological approaches to crime, criminal and civil law, and the influence of law on behavior.…
Apply for EAPL-S Coventry 2013 awards today! Applications are due July 31st, 2013.
EAPL-S aims to provide students with mobility awards and conference incentives for each psychology and law related conference. The following awards were all generously donated by the EAPL for the 2012-2013 year, and will be awarded at the EAPL Coventry 2013 conference.
You are eligible for these awards if you are.
A member of EAPL
Are registered as a student at a post-secondary institution
Are presenting a poster or paper at the EAPL 2012 conference.
NOTE: To apply for these awards provide proof of conference registration and EAPL membership, and evidence that you have been accepted to present a poster or paper at the conference.
The EAPL-S is encouraging student conference attendance by providing three merit-based paper awards (each worth € 150). You may only receive one (1) of these awards.
To help you find a home for your next manuscript, here is the most recent list of psychology journal impact factors (as reported by the 2011 Journal Citation Reports Social Sciences Edition). Journals with higher impact factors are generally regarded as higher quality journals. I have broken down this list by general psychology journals and journals most relevant to psychology and law. Note that journals that were established since 2011 will not be included in this list since they have not had enough time to obtain a rating. Also, research focusing on psychology and law issues can be published in various other journals that are not listed here, including legal journals, criminology journals, and specialized psychological journals.
For your convenience, the author submission websites for each journal are also linked below.
What is an impact factor?
A journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year.
The Impact Factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. An Impact Factor of 1.0 means that, on average, the articles published one or two year ago have been cited one time. An Impact Factor of 2.5 means that, on average, the articles published one or two year ago have been cited two and a half times. The citing works may be articles published in the same journal. However, most citing works are from different journals, proceedings, or books indexed by Web of Science.
If you are interested in studying forensic psychology, either as a graduate or post-graduate student, this resource will be perfect for you! This article was written by the EAPL-S representative for Brazil: Josimar Alcantara Mendes.
The consolidation of Psychology in Brazil is very recent. The first experiments of psychology in the judicial system occurred along with the legalization of the profession of psychologist in the 1960s. From this, the inclusion of psychologists in legal settings was occurring gradually and slowly. Psychologists introduced themselves to the judicial system by volunteering. The early work was in the field of criminology, being involved with adult criminal cases and juvenile delinquents. Thereafter, the involvement spread to the prison system in the Brazil.
The 1980s and 1990s were crucial for the consolidation of psychology within the Brazilian legal system. During this time psychologists began to monitor the newly created childcare system in Brazil and also to work in other sectors of justice, especially in family courts.
The EAPL-S is proud to welcome our new representative for Brazil! Josimar A. de Alcântara Mendes is a Masters student at the University of Brasília and is a teacher at the Federal Institute of Brasilia.
I am a psychologist and I'm working as a teacher at the Federal Institute of Brasilia. I am also finishing my Masters in Clinical Psychology and Culture, by University of Brasília - Unb. Since graduation I work with themes related to justice, as child sexual abuse, juvenile delinquents and drug addiction ... In 2009 I did an internship at the Court of Brasilia in a service designed to judicialized families, especially those in custody dispute.