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John Monahan, PhD, a psychologist, holds the Shannon Distinguished Professorship in Law at the University of Virginia, where he is also a Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. He was the founding President of the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychology and Law. Dr. Monahan is the author or editor of 15 books and has written over 200 articles and chapters. His casebook with Laurens Walker, Social Science in Law, is in its 7th edition. He has twice won the Manfred Guttmacher Award of the American Psychiatric Association, and has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He directs the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment.