The ASU Program on Law and Behavioral Science brings together scholars and students from across ASU whose research interests are at the intersection of law and the behavioral sciences.
Law and Behavioral Science 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
- Jessica Salerno receives 2017 Saleem Shaw Early Career Award from the American Psychology-Law Society and American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
- Michael Saks receives the AP-LS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law
- Tess Neal named 2017 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science
- Michael Saks ranked among the 250 overall most-cited legal scholars
- Tess Neal receives 2016 Saleem Shah Early Career Award
- Recent book from Hank Fradella: Mental Illness and Crime
- In the News: Ira Ellman on reforming sex offender laws (original article here)