About Us


About the Law and Behavioral Science group

Our group is a joint effort of numerous departments, schools, and colleges at ASU involving students and faculty from ASU's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, School of Social Work, and more. What we have in common is the desire to use the tools and knowledge from the behavioral, psychological, and cognitive sciences to better understand and improve the legal system.

Our group also serves as the faculty for over 1900 students enrolled in ASU's undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs that focus on law and psychology.

About ASU

Arizona State University is one of the largest universities in the United States, with over 100,000 students and 3,500 faculty. ASU's programs are spread across four metropolitan Phoenix campuses, with additional programs offered through ASU Online. You can learn about ASU's unique mission and charter here

About Law and Psychology / Behavioral Science

The intersection of law and psychology / 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 United States, 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.