LEPH2019 Edinburgh, Scottland

Overarching theme

Collaborative leadership


The 5th International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH2019) will present a multi-focused Conference Program that will address three main areas:

  • Substantive issues – all the particular issues in which the police-public health partnership is important
  • Organisational issues – how to best achieve optimal and sustainable partnerships
  • Reflection and methodological issues – creating a science of the public health and law enforcement intersection


Major themes:

  • Trauma-informed approaches to policing, childhood adversity and early intervention:
    What does trauma-informed awareness mean for practice?
  • Public Prosecutors and District Attorneys – their role in public health.Public Law Enforcement and Mental Health
  • LE, drugs (incl alcohol) and harm reduction:People who use drugs, policing & legal frameworks, drug related deaths and harm reduction
  • Police and other First Responder mental health and wellbeing
  • Emergency Preparedness – crises and catastrophes
  • Neurocognitive disorders – ‘Hidden in plain sight’ e.g. epilepsy, Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Child protection and Sexual abuse, Exploitation
  • Violence –Gender-based violence, violence prevention, domestic violence
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in access to health and involvement with criminal justice
  • LEPH education, incl LEPH PhDs
  • LEPH in Low and Middle Income Countries


Examples of Other Topics within a particular theme (by no means exhaustive)

  • Infectious disease – epidemics
  • Defenders – the role of legal defenders in public health; holistic defence
  • LEPH and migration, Roma and travelers
  • Epidemiological criminology
  • Acid attacks
  • Human trafficking
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Incarceration – prisons as public health institutions
  • Road safety and trauma
  • Sentinel events analysis
  • Sex work
  • Suicide prevention
  • Hate crime and the new nationalism
  • Marginalisation as enemy of security and health: inclusive policing to overcome marginalisation
  • Information and data sharing
  • Tobacco control