The 1st most cited journal in Multidisciplinary Psychology
This specialty section aims at promoting research into both fundamental and applied issues in forensic and legal psychology. The section emphasizes the publication of empirical studies using both quantitative and qualitative designs, appropriate to the research questions and the current state of the research domain. We publish papers with null results, but all studies submitted to the section must have sufficient statistical power to be considered for publication.
We also welcome case reports and scholarly contributions on professional and policy issues. Because both legal and forensic psychology is practiced within a legal context, multidisciplinary contributions are encouraged. The section is devoted to publishing forensic and legal psychology papers relevant to all fields of legal practice (criminal, civil, family, immigration, international, etc.). We welcome rigorous evaluations of innovative approaches to the assessment and treatment of both victims and perpetrators of crime. Studies on meta-issues in legal and forensic psychology, such as cognitive biases and ethical dilemmas, are also welcomed. Our aim is to promote the publication of high quality research and theoretical papers in view of the ultimate goal of improving professional practice in the service justice and human rights.
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