David L. Shapiro, Ph.D., has been instrumental in the development of the field of forensic psychology, the interface of psychology and the law. He has written extensively in this field (ten books and over 50 articles) and has presented extensively on different aspects of forensic psychology in continuing education courses on a local, state, national, and international level. He is actively involved in teaching and supervision of practitioners interested in learning skills in forensic assessment, risk management, and assessment of violent behavior. He has received two awards for distinguished contributions to forensic psychology practice. Areas of research have included domestic violence, the insanity defense, capital punishment, admissibility of expert psychological testimony, and the duty to protect third parties.