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Law and Human Behavior is a bimonthly academic journal published by the American Psychology–Law Society. It publishes original empirical papers, reviews, and meta-analyses on how the law, legal system, and legal process relate to human behavior, particularly legal psychology and forensic psychology.[1] The current editor-in-chief is Bradley D. McAuliff (California State University, Northridge). Past editors have been Margaret Bull Kovera (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) (Brian Cutler (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Richard Wiener (University of Nebraska), Ronald Roesch (Simon Fraser University), Michael J. Saks (Arizona State University), and Bruce Sales (University of Arizona).

Law and Human Behavior  
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DisciplineLegal psychology, forensic psychology
Edited byBradley D. McAuliff
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Standard abbreviations
Law & Hum. Behav.
Law Hum. Behav.
ISSN0147-7307 (print)
1573-661X (web)
OCLC no.03173559

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed by MEDLINE/PubMed and the Social Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 2.867, ranking it 11th out of 64 journals in the category "Psychology, Social"[2] and 9th out of 147 journals in the category "Law".[3]


  1. ^ "Law and Human Behavior". American Psychological Association. January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Social". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2018.
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Law". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2018.

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