Clinical & Forensic Psychology


  • Specialized evaluations and treatment of criminal defendants

  • Research expertise in hate crime offenders (presented findings at U.S. Congressional briefing); group rape; ethics; psychiatric diagnosis in legal settings

  • Awards: Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology; Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship; Monette/Horwitz Trust Award

  • Peer-reviewed book chapters and articles in highly ranked academic journals

  • Graduate teaching at Alliant International University

  • Former legal affairs news reporter and criminal investigator

  • Frequent media commentator

  • Postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology through the University of Washington

Browse other pages on this site for more information on Dr. Franklin’s background, credentials, practice specialties, teaching and research. The site also features a resources page with brief overview articles on various forensic topics.

Karen Franklin, PhD