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Welcome to the September 2017 
American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Newsletter.

Our monthly Newsletter provides information about activities, upcoming events, and resources to connect the psychology-law community.

AP-LS aspires to excel as a valuable, effective, and influential organization advancing the science of psychology-law and the translation of psychology-law knowledge into practice and policy.  

The AP-LS Newsletter is evolving. The Newsletter will be published monthy via email, in a style similar to the E-News format developed by Tess Neal. Material formerly published in the quarterly PDF Newsletter will be available online, with content hyperlinks in the monthly email Newsletters. Marc Patry is the new Newsletter Editor, and Leah Georges is the Associate Editor.


AP-LS 2018 CONFERENCE CALL


Mark your calendars, the 2018 AP-LS conference will be held March 8th - 10th, 2018! We are excited to host everyone at the grand Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Beginning September 1st, the submission site for the AP-LS 2018 conference Call for Proposals will be available at conferences.ap-ls.org. The deadline for submissions is September 29th, 2017. Here are some exciting new things to be aware of:

  • The submission platform this year allows reviewers to register on the same site, so when you register for the site, consider signing up to review at the same time! We also encourage students to review proposals this year.
  • Consider submitting a Psycho-legal Data-blitz! What is a data-blitz? A data blitz is a series of 5-minute talks (limit 3 slides), covering a bite-sized piece of psycho-legal research. The sessions will offer a fast-paced overview of the most exciting research emerging in psychology and law. Data-blitz sessions will include top-rated papers and will not be organized by topic (great for research and legal scholarship that does not traditionally fit with other AP-LS sessions!)

If you have any questions, please contact the 2018 conference co-chairs Nicholas Druhn and Lindsey Wylie  


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

$1,000 APF Weiss Grant

The American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2017 Drs. Rosalee G. And Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grant supports graduate students and early career researchers conducting innovative research, education, and intervention efforts that advance psychological knowledge and application in APF’s priority areas.

See our website for more information http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/weiss.aspx

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017

AP-LS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES

Meeting minutes from the EC meeting of March 16, 2017, are available here. Email addresses for all current EC members and Committe Chairs can be found here.



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AP-LS BEST UNDERGRADUATE PAPER AWARD WINNERS!


1st place
Nicholas Michalski, SUNY Buffalo State
Race as a moderator of the effects of gruesome photographic evidence on juror verdicts
Mentor: Jennifer Hunt


2nd place
Weyam Fahmy, Memorial University
To veil or not to veil? The effect of face covering and Muslim veils on the perceived credibility of a witness
Mentor: Brent Snook


3rd place
Eleanor (Elle) Prince, Cambridge University
The construction of allegedly abused children's narratives in Scottish criminal courts
Mentor: Michael Lamb



CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
2018 APA COMMITTEE ON LEGAL ISSUES (COLI)   

American Psychological Association

Nominations are sought for two JD/PhD positions and one PhD or PsyD
position on the 2018 APA
Committee on Legal Issues (COLI)

The term of service for all positions is January 1, 2018-December 31,
2020.


Nominations are due by September 30, 2017. Details are available here.



MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We will be soliciting submissions and volunteer reviewers for the 2018 APA Convention this fall. The conference will be in San Francisco, August 9-12.




CALLS FOR PAPERS

Miscarriages of Justice is a special interdisciplinary issue of Albany Law School’s Albany Law Review,
published in collaboration with the University at Albany’s School of Criminal Justice

The theme for the 2017–2018 issue is:

Evolving standards of justice: Examining the role of sciencein the courtroom

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017.

Look here for details.


Special Issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior on
“Risk Assessment in Judicial Decision Making”

Submission deadline: December 31, 2017.

Details available here.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE AP-LS BOOK SERIES

The APLS book series is published by Oxford UniversityPress. The series publishes scholarly work that advances the field of psychology and law bycontributing to its theoretical and empirical knowledge base.

Dr. Patricia Zapf, Series Editor, is interested in proposals for new books.

Click here for more information.

AP-LS members receive a 25% discount on any book in the series.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:


$5,000 Beth N. Rom-Rymer Scholarships


$5,000 scholarships to support graduate students and practicing, licensed psychologists to complete their training in psychopharmacology .
 
Up to nine $5,000 scholarships are available.
 
See our website for more information: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/rom-rymer.aspx
 
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.


ON THE JOB OR POSTDOC MARKET?


Check out AP-LS's Job Postings page for up-to-date information on available psychology-law positions here.  

Note that new positions are available.

Newsletter Editorial Board

 Editor Marc Patry
 marc.patry@smu.ca
 Associate Editor
 Leah Georges
 leahgeorges@creighton.edu
 Student Assistant Editor
 Sarah Shaw
 sarah.shaw@smu.ca
 Content Editors -
 Research Briefs
 Charles Stone &
 Rebecca  Weiss
 chstone@jjay.cuny.edu
 rweiss@jjay.cuny.edu

 Content Editor -
 Legal Update
 Christopher King  kingch@mail.montclair.edu
 Content Editor -
 Expert Opinion
 TBD 
 Content Editor -
 Teaching and Training
 TBD 
 Content Editor -
 Advances in Psych &
 Law
 Dave DeMatteo  dsd25@drexel.edu
 Content Editor -
 Common Ground
 TBD
 
 Content Editor -
 Career Corner
 Amanda Reed amanda.lynn.reed@gmail.com



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