LEPH 2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In organising this conference the conveners and partners were guided by a number of shared key understandings:

  • Law enforcement and public health are intimately related.
  • Organisations from both fields should work together closely to increase the health and security of citizens.
  • From an academic point of view this is an important multidisciplinary domain, or even an emerging new discipline.
  • Further insight in this domain is best gained by combining academic insights and professional practices.
  • Further development of the field is facilitated by bringing together academics, practitioners and policymakers.
  • All this is valid on a global scale, and international exchange of insights and practices is an important accelerator in the development of this important field.