About conference

Call for papers

26-27th October 2019, Cracow, Poland

Institute of Psychology, Psychology and Law Student Research Group of Jagiellonian University and the Institute of Forensic Research in Cracow have a pleasure to invite you to the 10th Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law, which will be held on 26th – 27th October 2019, The conference is an international and interdisciplinary project which is organized annually. We invite prominent experts whose research is related to issues at the intersection of psychology and law. The languages of the conference will be Polish and English and the simultaneous interpretation will be provided throughout the conference.

Registration form and additional information (including registration fee) are available HERE. The registration will be closed on 6th October 2019 or when all of the available places will be covered.

Those willing to present a paper or a poster presentation during the conference are invited to submit abstracts (up to 1500 characters). Presentations will be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes each (including time for questions from audience). Abstracts in either Polish or English should be submitted using participant account, which is available after registration. The deadline for the abstract submission is 8th September 2019.

Paper proposals are encouraged to be focused on the following subjects areas:

  • Practical aspects of assessments for justice needs
  • Psychological and psychiatric assessments in civil legal proceedings
  • Memory, cognition and witness statements in forensic science perspective
  • The application of psychological and psychiatric knowledge to criminology and forensics.
  • Dealing with an Addict –the psychiatric, psychological, and legal perspective
  • Working with people in detention
  • Sexual offences

There will also be sessions aimed particularly at students, where they will have the opportunity to present authorship researches or a review of the literature.

About Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law

Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law (CCPL) is the biggest cyclical scientific event of international character, which takes place in Poland and refers to issues related to psychology, psychiatry and law. Leading Polish and foreign specialists, who are engaged in aforesaid subject area, are annually invited to participate in the conference.

Since its first edition CCPL aims at creating an interface of understanding between practitioners and academics involved in all sorts of topics related to psychology, psychiatry and law. Another important objective is to promote knowledge and research practices in the field of forensic psychology among wider recipients.

Organizers of CCPL are also trying to encourage students of aforementioned domains to raise their qualifications and competences in the field of forensic sciences through active involvement in learning process and gaining practical skills (a special panel session dedicated to students will be launched during this year’s edition of CCPL).

Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law also aims at emphasizing the practical character of forensic psychology as a science. Therefore, to participate in every edition of CCPL are invited not only academics but also practitioners, such as court experts, representatives of justice, etc.

Organizers of Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law also highlight the scientific character of CCPL, which is clearly visible in the process of selecting abstracts for the conference – in the selection process priority is given to those authors who have conducted their own researches.


549097_origCracow is the second biggest city in Poland and its legendary royal capital. The city is one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life. Evidence of the rich history of the city are original, well preserved, architectural monuments like Wawel Royal Castle, The Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), St. Mary’s Church or buildings of the Jagiellonian University (one of the oldest universities in the world).

Conference venue is located in the Cracow’s historic centre, which has been enlisted by UNESCO as the World Heritage. The heart of the Old Town is the Main Market Square – the biggest medieval market square in Europe.

If you attend Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law you will get a chance to visit one of the Old Town’s over 400 restaurants, coffee shops and pubs, buzzing till dawn. The other important Cracow social centre is the very well preserved old Jewish district – Kazimierz, a very popular place, especially among artists.

Cracow is well known not only for its architecture, pretzels, pubs and the Institute of Forensic Research. Those interested in Psychology and Law may have heard the story of Karol Kot (“the Vampire of Kraków”) as well as hundreds of other tales hidden in probably every narrow street and historic townhouse. This is the best atmosphere for psychology and law conference. Come and see!

Jagiellonian University

36957-004-DA5098B4The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event. Since its very beginning, the Jagiellonian University has been an international institution. Poles, Ruthenians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Germans, Czechs, the Swiss, the English, the Dutch, the French the Spanish, Italians, and even Tatars studied here in the old days.
Further development of the University has been inextricably bound with the turbulent and often tragic history of Poland. The institution managed to survive both the partitions of Poland by Russia, Prussia and Austria, and the two world wars, serving as a guardian of Polish culture and identity and educating successive generations of Poles, as well as members of other nations, significantly contributing to the intellectual heritage of Europe.

Some of the Jagiellonian University students and academics have been major historical figures, including world famous scholars, such as Nicolaus Copernicus or Karol Olszewski, as well as Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II.
Today, the Jagiellonian University comprises 15 Faculties, where 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to almost 50 thousand students, within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study. The eminent researchers and state-of-the-art infrastructure make the JU one of the leading Polish scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centres from all over the world. The Jagiellonian University is also home to about 150 student societies, where young researchers pursue their academic interests and develop friendships with people who share their passion.