Thomas Grisso, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychology, and
Director of the Law-Psychiatry Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
His research and teaching have focused on improving forensic evaluations for the courts
and informing policy and law for youths in the juvenile justice system and for persons
with mental disorders. His recent books on juvenile issues have included Forensic
Evaluation of Juveniles (1998), Youth on Trial (2000), Double Jeopardy: Adolescent
Offenders with Mental Disorders (2004), Mental Health Screening and Assessment in
Juvenile Justice (2005), and Evaluating Juveniles’ Adjudicative Competence: A Guide for
Clinical Practice (2005). Dr. Grisso’s contributions have been recognized by awards from
the American Psychological Association (1994, Award for Distinguished Contributions to
Research in Public Policy), the American Psychiatric Association (2005, Isaac Ray Award),
the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2006, honorary fellow), the American Psychology-Law
Society (2012, Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and Law), and an
honorary Doctor of Laws degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (1998).
Contributions to Books
Forensic Psychology (with John C. Brigham), Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology. Vol. 1: The History of Psychology (2003)