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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Paula Cristina Marques Martins

Assistant professor in the Department of Applied Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal



Degree in Psychology, Master in Early Intervention, PhD in Child Studies. Postgraduate in Psychological Intervention in Crisis. Specialization in Systemic Family Therapy. Assistant professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Minho (Portugal). Professor in Criminology courses.



Martins, P., Oliveira, H. & Tendais, I. (2018). Research with children and young people on sensitive topics – the case of poverty and delinquency. Childhood, 25(4), 458-472. doi: 10.1177/0907568218793931. (

Martins, P. (2019). Child Trafficking – The Construction of a Social Problem. In Jane Reeves (Ed.), Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (pp.1-16). London: IntechOpen. doi: 10.5772/intechopen.90118.

Martins, P. C., & Sani, A. (2020). Consent for research on violence against children: dilemmas and contradictions. In A. P. Hilário & F. R. Augusto (Eds.), Practical and Ethical Dilemmas in Researching Sensitive Topics with Populations Considered Vulnerable (pp. 43-49). Switzerland: Editorial Office MDPI; ISBN 978-3-03943-394-0 (Hbk); ISBN 978-3-03943-395-7 (PDF);

Mesquita, S.; Martins, P.C. (2022). Social Information-Processing in Children with Adverse Experiences. Trauma Care, 2, 162–173. (

Fernández-Pacheco Alises G, Torres-Jimenez M, Martins PC and Mendes SMV (2022). Analysing the Relationship Between Immigrant Status and the Severity of Offending Behaviour in Terms of Individual and Contextual Factors. Front. Psychol. 13:915233. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.915233.


Child Protection; Child Abuse and Neglect; Child and Family Services; Family intervention; Child poverty; Residential Child Care; Juvenile Delinquency; Psychology of Justice
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