(p. 457) About the Editors
Dr. Reid Meloy is a diplomate in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He was formerly Chief of the Forensic Mental Health Division for San Diego County, and is now a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law; and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is past President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. In 1992 he received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession Award from the California Psychological Association; in 1998 he received the first National Achievement Award from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals; and in 2000 his first book on stalking received honorable mention, the Manfred Guttmacher Award, from the American Psychiatric Association. He is also President of Forensis, Inc., a nonprofit, public benefit corporation devoted to forensic psychiatric and psychological research (www.forensis.org). Dr. Meloy has published over one hundred and seventy papers and ten books, and is the co-developer with Dr. Steve White of the WAVR-21, a structured professional judgment instrument for the assessment of workplace violence risk. He is also a member of the Fixated Research Group for the United Kingdom’s Home Office concerning threats to the Royal Family and British political figures, and a consultant to the counterintelligence division of the FBI.
Dr. Lorraine Sheridan is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist who completed Europe’s first PhD on stalking. So far she has published more than 50 papers (p. 458) on the subject, and co-edited one book. Her research has taken an applied, interventionist angle and she frequently trains professionals involved in the investigation of stalking crimes. She is a police accredited offender profiler and compiles psychological reports related to offenders, highlighting the risks posed by known or unknown suspects. She regularly gives case management advice to the police, security personnel, celebrities and others on stalking, harassment, violence, risk assessment, malicious communications and similar topics. After a stint as a senior academic at the University of Leicester, England, Dr. Sheridan is now a part-time Senior Research Fellow at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
Dr. Jens Hoffmann is a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Forensic Psychology at the University of Darmstadt near Frankfurt, Germany. His research interests include stalking, workplace violence, targeted violence in schools and universities, femicide, and attacks on public figures. Dr. Hoffmann has written more than 20 professional journal articles and book chapters. On behalf of the German Bureau of Criminal Investigation he has authored a textbook on offender profiling. Dr. Hoffmann has authored, co-authored or edited seven books covering topics such as stalking, domestic violence, school shootings and intimate partner homicide. He has presented talks and workshops in eight European countries and in the United States, and has trained police forces in Germany and in Austria in assessing and managing stalking cases. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Hoffmann heads a firm with two former police psychologists called “Team Psychologie & Sicherheit.” One of their main focuses is conducting threat management for national and international corporate groups and public figures.