Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld has a BA in psychology from Reed College, an MA and a PhD in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a JD from the University of Nebraska. She is a professor and chair of Criminal Justice at California State University, Stanislaus, where she has taught a class on hate crimes since 1994. In addition to hate crimes, her research interests include juvenile justice, capital punishment, and psychology and law.
Diana R. Grant is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Sonoma State University.nbsp; She received her Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests focus on the social psychology of legal processes and legal decision making.nbsp;nbsp;