CLB Speaker Series: John Monahan
October 20, 2008 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The "leading thinker on the issue" of violence risk assessment (as cited in Barefoot v. Estelle), UVA Law Professor John Monahan will speak on "Danger and Disorder: Controlling Violence by People with Mental Illness."John Monahan holds the John S. Shannon Distinguished Professorship in Law at the University of Virginia Law School, where he has been on the faculty since 1980. A leading researcher on violence, mental disorder, and risk assessment, Professor Monahan has directed two MacArthur Foundation funded projects on mental health and the law. Monahan is the author or editor of 15 books and has written more than 200 articles and chapters. One of those books, Social Science in Law, co-authored by Larry Walker, is entering its seventh edition and has just been published in Chinese. Two of his other books won the Manfred Guttmacher Award of the American Psychiatric Association for outstanding research in law and psychiatry: The Clinical Prediction of Violent Behavior in 1982 and (with others) Rethinking Risk Assessment in 2002.