Criminal Justice

Welcome to the website of the Criminal Justice Section of Division 18 of the APA. Members of this section work primarily with incarcerated people and administrators who operate state or federal correctional facilities and detention centers. They provide professional support to one another through an exchange of information concerning the administration, assessment, treatment, ethical and training issues that are involved in this challenging line of work.


Shelia Brandt, PsyD

The Gavel

The Gavel, the newsletter of the American Psychological Association’s Div. 18 Criminal Justice Section, is offered biannually with a winter and summer edition. Read about news, highlights and publications relevant to the xection, as well as guest, early career and student members columns and featured member spotlight sections.