How can research in psychology impact and improve law, legal systems, and policy?
The Psychology, Law, and Policy Lab is led by Daniel Krauss, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. His research program primarily involves examining disconnects between psychological research and practice, and the manner in which the legal system utilizes this information. In particular, it emphasizes how jurors and other legal actors misinterpret or misuse psychological evidence and expert testimony in their decision-making. Undergraduate research students play a key role in every aspect of his experimental research, including helping to design methods and co-authoring publications.