Psychology and law careers
Psychologists may pursue a number of specialties within the area of psychology and law.
2021 AP-LS Presidential Plenary
Recommended Police Reform to Racial Injustice: From Ferguson to Floyd and Beyond
May 14, 2021, 12–1:15 p.m. EST
Advanced registration is required: 1.5 CE credits offered.
Professor Allison Redlich, president of the American Psychology-Law Society, invites you to this webinar bringing together four renowned experts on police reform. Panelists Laurie Robinson and Charles Ramsey served as the co-chairs of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Panelists Cynthia Lum and DeRay Mckesson are members of the Council on Criminal Justice’s Task Force on Policing, which was a partial response to the death of George Floyd and is currently evaluating more than two dozen proposed police reforms.
Please join us to learn how researchers and practitioners can join this important conversation and contribute to the growing evidence-base on police reforms and social justice initiatives.
Welcome From Our President
Welcome to the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), Div. 41 of the American Psychological Association. Our mission “is to enhance well-being, justice, and human rights through the science and practice of psychology in legal contexts.” We fulfill this mission through a variety of means (list of 23 specific strategies), including research, education and teaching, and our annual conference.
Research—check out our Research Topics and Lab page where you can link to resources on a ton of psycho-legal issues. You can also link to our division’s journal, Law and Human Behavior, which publishes the latest and greatest psychology and law research. If you delve into the journal, you can find AP-LS’s two scientific review consensus papers there, including the 2020 best practices in eyewitness evidence collection and preservation, and another on police interrogations and confessions. In addition to our journal, we publish a monthly e-newsletter you won’t want to miss, as well as a sponsored book series.