Forensic (legal) psychology is one of the most rapidly growing subfields of psychology. There is a steady and high publication rate of textbooks, new specialised scientific journals are launched and university courses on ‘psychology and law’ are increasingly popular. Adding to this, the media are often keen to mirror the latest developments in the field. Furthermore, and importantly, there are some signs indicating that policy-makers and practitioners working within the legal arena are becoming more open to the application of psycho-legal research. This latter development is, however, still slow.