Curt R. Bartol was a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Biopsychology, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology and Law. He earned his PhD in personality/social psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College's graduate program in forensic psychology and served as its director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for over 25 years. In addition to Criminal and Behavioral Profiling , he has written Introduction to Forensic Psychology (now in its 3rd ed.), Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice (now in 3rd ed.), Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (now in its 9th ed.), Juvenile Delinquency and Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective (3rd ed.), Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd ed.) and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd ed.). He is the long-standing editor of SAGE's Criminal Justice and Behavior: An International Journal .
Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in criminal justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services In addition to editing Current Perspectives , she has co-authored Introduction to Forensic Psychology , Juvenile Delinquency , Psychology and Law , and Criminal Behavior . She has served as book review editor and managing editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior and has published articles on women and criminal justice, rural courts, and the history of forensic psychology.