The newly-launched ASU Program on Law and Behavioral Science brings together scholars and students from across the university whose research interests are at the intersection of law and the behavioral sciences.
This area has become a major scientific and policy field with dedicated scholars operating across much of the world. The field is represented by several scholarly societies that cover the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Scholarship in this area appears in a wide range of disciplinary journals, in general science journals such as Science, PNAS, and PLOS ONE, as well as in over a dozen journals dedicated to the field itself. Over and above its scholarly impact, law and behavioral science research has shaped public and legal policy, and is routinely cited by state and federal courts, legislatures, and administrative and advisory agencies.
News and Events
- Tess Neal receives 2016 Saleem Shah Early Career Award from the American Academy of Forensic Science and the American Psychology-Law Society
- Jessica Salerno discusses the role of emotions in jury deliberation with the BBC
- Michael Saks ranked #79 among the 250 most-cited legal scholars
- Tess Neal discusses recent spate of Interstate 10 freeway shootings on KJZZ/NPR
- Jessica Salerno receives American Bar Foundation grant for work on emotional evidence in the courtroom
- Recent book from Hank Fradella: Mental Illness and Crime
- In the News: Ira Ellman on reforming sex offender laws (original article here)