Law and Human Behavior

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Law and Human Behavior  
Law and Human Behavior
Law Hum Behav
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Discipline Legal psychology, forensic psychology
Language English
Edited by Margaret Bull Kovera
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0147-7307 (print)
1573-661X (web)
LCCN 77641812
OCLC no. 03173559

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 Margaret Bull Kovera (John Jay College of Criminal Justice). Past editors have been Brian Cutler (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Richard Weiner (University of Nebraska), Ronald Roesch (Simon Fraser University), Michael J. Saks (Arizona State University), and Bruce Sales (University of Arizona).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

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 2015 impact factor of 2.542, ranking it 11th out of 62 journals in the category "Psychology, Social"[2] and 13th out of 147 journals in the category "Law".[3]


  1. ^ "Law and Human Behavior". American Psychological Association. January 3, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Social". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Law". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 

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