KAREN FRANKLIN, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and an instructor at the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University). She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of criminal defendants. Her research on the motivations of hate crime offenders was awarded a Monette/Horwitz Trust Award and a Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship. Her peer-reviewed publications have appeared in the American Behavioral Scientist, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the Encyclopedia of Violence, the Encyclopedia of Criminology, the Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, and other venues. A former criminal investigator and legal affairs reporter, she received postdoctoral training in forensic psychology through the University of Washington.