American Psychology-Law Society

Division 41: American Psychology-Law Society promotes the contributions of psychology to the understanding of law and legal institutions, the education of psychologists in legal matters and law personnel in psychological matters, and the application of psychology in the legal system. The Division holds a biennial two and one half day spring meeting which includes paper and plenary sessions. Members receive the bimonthly journal Law and Human Behavior and the American Psychology-Law Society Newsletter three times per year.



Jennifer L. Skeem, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

View a list of past presidents.


Jeremy Blumenthal, JD/PhD



Law and Human Behavior (bimonthly)
Editor: Margaret Kovera, PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York, N.Y.


American Psychology-Law Society Newsletter (three issues per year)
Editor: Matthew Huss, PhD, Creighton University

Division-Sponsored Publications

Perspectives in Law and Psychology Book Series
Editor: Ronald Roesch, PhD, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Haney, C. (2005). Death by design: Capital punishment as a social psychological system. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

  • Posey, A., & Wrightsman, L. (2005). Trial consulting. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

Read about Division 41 in the Monitor

Science for practice
Division 41 members use science to develop practical interventions in the criminal justice system.

Division Meetings

Contact Information

Kathy Gaskey
Division 41 Administrative Officer 
American Psychological Law Society
PO Box 11488
Southport, NC 28461-3936
Telephone/Fax: (910) 933-4018