Criminology in Europe

Newsletter of the European Society of Criminology

EFCAP 2016 Porto

We are extremely honored to host the biennial congress of the European Association for Forensic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology & other involved professions (EFCAP) that will take place on 11-13 May 2016 in Porto, Portugal.

The 5th EFCAP Congress is being organized in collaboration with the University of Coimbra (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences) and the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Department of Education and Psychology). The theme for the congress will be “Mental health needs of young offenders and victims: Assessment, intervention and legal issues”. Participants will be able to discuss and learn about assessment procedures, intervention strategies and programs and legal issues related to mental health problems of both young offenders and victims. Professionals from different scientific backgrounds including child and adolescents psychiatrists and psychologists, forensic psychiatrists and psychologists, nurses, judges, lawyers, politicians, social workers, policy makers, teachers and pedagogues, and trainees of all these disciplines are strongly invited to participate and share their expertise, new data, research findings, new projects and ideas that can help to improve the mental health assistance provided to young offenders and to young victims of crime. The scientific program will include keynote lectures from internationally recognized experts, such as Theo Doreleijers, Essi Viding, Jorge del Valle, Ton Liefaard, Michael Lamb, and David Farrington.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your research work, which can be presented on a number of formats, including symposia, oral and poster presentations. Please consult the congress website ( for further details and updates. We kindly request that you forward this message to your colleagues/researchers/students in order to promote the congress. We look forward to meeting you in Porto next May.

Sincerely yours,
The Organizing Committee

Ricardo Barroso (Chair)
Daniel Rijo
Nélio Brazão