Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., M.Ed., a psychologist, is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society, at American University’s School of Public Affairs. He is the Executive Editor of Current Psychology, an international quarterly journal published by Springer. He is currently at work on a book about law, psychiatry, and public policy for Open Court, Chicago. Schaler has three granddaughters ages eight, five, and one, and he lives in Ellicott City, Maryland. His email address is