ASU professor wins Early Career Award for contributions to

Dr. Tess Neal of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences won the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence in Psychology and Law for her interdisciplinary research that blends psychology, ethics and law to inform how people reach decisions in the legal system.

The assistant professor focuses on how expert witnesses inform the decisions made by judges, lawyers and other members of the courts. Through her work, she has analyzed how the biases of forensic experts shape legal decisions.