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Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome to our first American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) E-Newsletter.

Our new monthly E-News provides information about activities, upcoming events, and resources to connect the psychology-law community.

AP-LS aspires to excel as a valuable, effective, and influential organization advancing the science of psychology-law and the translation of psychology-law knowledge into practice and policy.  

Our most recent full PDF Newsletter is available here
We plan to phase in these monthly e-newsletters and eventually will replace the PDF Newsletter format with the e-newsletters.


Law and Human Behavior is a multidisciplinary forum for the publication of articles and discussions of issues arising from the relationships between human behavior and the law, the legal system, and the legal process. This is the official journal of AP-LS/Div. 41 of APA.

A Recent LHB Article Featured on the AP-LS website

Gender, risk assessment, and sanctioning: The cost of treating women like men.

Increasingly, jurisdictions across the United States are using risk assessment instruments to scaffold efforts to unwind mass incarceration without compromising public safety. Despite promising results...


This year's AP-LS conference will be held at The Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington from March 16-18, 2017, with optional pre-conference workshops on March 15. 

Register by Jan 31, 2017 for early-bird discounts.

Click here for more info about the conference, the conference hotel, exhibitor information, and the annual Fun Run.

The conference organizers recently sent out the decisions re: the proposals accepted for this year's program. When the conference schedule is available, it will be posted and emailed to all AP-LS members.


Check out the 6 unique grant mechanisms and 9 distinct awards we offer our members.  

This year, we are piloting a new large grant mechanism (worth up to $50K). The recipient(s) of the new grant, called the Funding Program to Enhance the Impact and Diversification of Psychology & Law Research, will be named after the AP-LS conference in Seattle. See this RFP for more details. 

Also new this year is AP-LS President Dave DeMatteo's scholarship initiative to encourage law students with a demonstrated interest in law-psychology to attend the annual AP-LS conference.  See here for more information. 

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        AP-LS seeks to advance the science of psychology - law and the translation of psychology-law knowledge into practice and policy.  Our mission is to enhance well-being, justice, and human rights through science and practice of psychology in legal contexts.