Edited by Cyril Boonmann and Klaus Schmeck
The European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology and other involved Professions (EFCAP) collaborates with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH) to foster the publication of research focused on forensic psychiatric issues, such as etiology, phenomenology, course and treatment of impaired mental health and psychosocial functioning of juvenile offenders. As the situation of children and adolescents in contact with the justice system differs between countries in respect to for example criminal liability, placement or availability of prevention and intervention strategies, we should learn from different international perspectives. We invite forensic clinicians and researchers to share their knowledge about the origins of socially deviant behavior and the approaches regarding prevention and treatment. In addition, we would also like to include perspectives on early traumatic experiences due to victimization and maltreatment in both victims and perpetrators. Furthermore, research focusing on risk and protective factors is highly welcomed. Finally, we would like to stimulate publications with societal impact and influence on policy, an essential factor to improve forensic youth care.