John N. Ferdico holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. in Sociology from Dartmouth College. He is a former Assistant Attorney General and Director of Law Enforcement Education for the State of Maine. In addition to being co-author of CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL, 11th Edition, he is author of FERDICO'S CRIMINAL LAW AND JUSTICE DICTIONARY and the MAINE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S MANUAL. Ferdico currently writes and runs a legal publishing company in Bowdoinham, Maine.
Henry F. Fradella is a Professor of Law, Criminal Justice, and Forensic Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, both a master's in forensic science and J.D. from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. In addition to having published over 65 scholarly articles, comments, and reviews, Dr. Fradella is also the author of five other books, including three published by Wadsworth: CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL; KEY CASES, COMMENTS, AND QUESTIONS ON SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW; and FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY: THE USE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Dr. Fradella has served as a guest editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice two times and as the Legal Literature editor of West's Criminal Law Bulletin for four terms (Volumes 41-44). He teaches a variety of courses, including criminal law, criminal procedure, courts and judicial processes, and forensic psychology.
Christopher D. Totten has an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. and LL.M. (Masters in Law) from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of Maryland, and has worked as an attorney and client advocate at a number of law firms. He is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University, where he teaches numerous law and criminal justice courses to undergraduate and graduate students. His scholarship spans criminal law and procedure, international crime (with a focus on adjudication), and interdisciplinary law and social science research (with a focus on police attitudes). He has published in key journals such as the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, and the Georgetown Journal of International Law. He is also the Commentator/Contributing Editor for the Criminal Law Bulletin (Volumes 46-48).