Harrison Foundation Professor of Medicine and Law
Class of 1941 Research Professor of Law
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
Director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy
Professor of Public Policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
LL.B., University of Virginia School of Law, 1969
B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1966
Professor Richard Bonnie teaches and writes about criminal law, bioethics and public policies relating to mental health, substance abuse, aging and public health.
Bonnie has been actively involved in public service throughout his career. Among many other positions, he has been associate director of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (1971-73); secretary of the first National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (1975- 80); chair of Virginia's State Human Rights Committee responsible for protecting rights of persons with mental disabilities (1979-85), chief advisor for the ABA Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards Project (1981-88) and chair of the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform established by the chief justice of Virginia (2006-11).
Bonnie has served as an advisor to the American Psychiatric Association Council on Psychiatry and Law since 1979, received the APA's Isaac Ray Award in 1998 for contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry, and was awarded a special presidential commendation in 2003 for his contributions to American psychiatry. He has also served on three MacArthur Foundation Research Networks -- on Mental Health and the Law (1988-96), Mandated Community Treatment (2000-2010) and Law and Neuroscience (since 2008).
In 1991, Bonnie was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has chaired numerous academy studies on subjects ranging from elder mistreatment to underage drinking, including the landmark report, Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation (2007). Most recently, he chaired a major National Research Council study on juvenile justice reform. He received the Yarmolinsky Medal in 2002 for his contributions to the IOM and the National Academies.
In 2007, Bonnie received the University of Virginia's highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award.
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PDF of Publications
Public Health Law, Ethics and Policy (with R. Gaare-Bernheim) (Foundation Press, forthcoming 2015).
Essentials of Public Health Ethics (with R. Gaare-Bernheim, J.F. Childress and A. Melnick) (Jones and Bartlett, 2014).
Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach (with B. Chemers and J. Schuck) (National Academies Press, 2013).
Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (with Anne M. Coughlin, John C. Jeffries Jr., & Peter W. Low) (Foundation Press, 3d ed. 2010).
Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education (ed. with Mildred Wigfall Robinson) (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009).
The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr.: A Case Study in the Insanity Defense (Foundation Press, 3d ed. 2008).
Ending the Tobacco Problem: Blueprint for the Nation (with K. Stratton and R. Wallace) (National Academies Press, 2007).
Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility (with M. E. O’Connell) (National Academies Press, 2003).
Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in an Aging America (ed. with Robert B. Wallace) (National Academies Press, 2002).
Adjudicative Competence: The MacArthur Studies (with Norman G. Poythress, John Monahan, Randy Otto, & Steven K. Hoge) (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002).
The Evolution of Mental Health Law (ed. with Lynda E. Frost) (American Psychological Association, 2001).
The Marijuana Conviction: The History of Marijuana Prohibition in the United States (with C.H. Whitebread, II) (Lindesmith Center Drug Policy Classic, 1999), republishing The Marihuana Conviction: The History of Marihuana Prohibition in the United States (University Press of Virginia, 1974).
Reducing the Burden of Injury: Advancing Prevention and Treatment (ed. with Carolyn Fulco & Catharyn Liverman) (National Academies Press, 1999).
Work Disability, Mental Disorder and The Law (ed. with John Monahan) (University of Chicago Press, 1997).
Growing Up Tobacco-Free: Preventing Nicotine Dependence in Children and Youths (ed. with B. Lynch) (National Academies Press, 1994).
Marijuana Use and Criminal Sanctions: Essays on the Theory and Practice of Decriminalization (Michie/Bobbs-Merrill, 1980).
Psychiatrists and the Legal Process: Diagnosis and Debate (ed.) (Harvard Printing Office, 1977).
Legal Aspects of Drug Dependence (ed. with M. Sonnenreich) (C.R.C. Press, 1975).
"Embedding Advance Directives in Routine Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illness: The Virginia Advance Directive Project" (with Heather Zelle and Kathleen Kemp), Psychiatric Services (2015).
"The Evolving Position of the American Psychiatric Association on Firearm Policy (1993-2014)" (with Paul S. Appelbaum and Debra A. Pinals), Behav. Sci & L. (forthcoming 2015).
“Embedding Advance Directives in Routine Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illness: The Challenge of Implementation” (with K. Kemp. and H. Zelle), Psychiatric Services (forthcoming 2015).
“Advance Directives for Mental Health Care: Innovation in Law, Policy and Practice” (with K. Kemp. and H. Zelle), Psychiatric Services (forthcoming 2015).
“The Impending Collision between First Amendment Protection for Commercial Speech and the Public Health: The Case of Tobacco Control,” 29 J. of Law and Politics 599 (2014).
“The Language of Mens Rea” (with others), Vanderbilt L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014).
“Abolition of the Insanity Defense Violates Due Process” (with Stephen J. Morse), 41 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 488 (2013).
“Decisions to Initiate Involuntary Commitment: The Role of Intensive Community Services and Other Factors” (with others), 64 Psychiatric Serv. 120 (2013).
“A Survey of Stakeholder Knowledge, Experience, and Opinions of Advance Directives for Mental Health in Virginia” (with others), 40 Admin. & Pol’y Mental Health 232 (2013).
“The Teenage Brain: Adolescent Brain Research and the Law” (with Elizabeth S. Scott), 22 Current Directions Psychol. Sci. 158 (2013).
“Voting by Senior Citizens in Long-Term Care Facilities” (with Paul Freedman and Thomas M. Guterbock), 12 Election L.J. 293 (2013).
“Personalized Disclosure by Information-on-Demand: Attending to Patients’ Needs in the Informed Consent Process” (with Gil Siegal and Paul S. Appelbaum), 40 J.L. Med. & Ethics 359 (2012).
“Use of Longer Periods of Temporary Detention to Reduce Mental Health Civil Commitments” (with Tanya Nicole Wanchek), 63 Psychiatric Serv. 643 (2012).
“The Effect of Community Mental Health Services on Hospitalization Rates in Virginia” (with others), 62 Psychiatric Serv. 194 (2011).
“Interventions by Virginia’s Colleges to Respond to Student Mental Health Crises” (with John Monahan, Susan M. Davis, and Christopher Flynn), 62 Psychiatric Serv. 1439 (2011).
“Key Findings from the Virginia College Mental Health Survey,” Dev. Mental Health L., June 2011, at 7.
“A Systematic Examination of Smoke-Free Policies in Multiunit Dwellings in Virginia as Reported by Property Managers: Implications for Prevention” (with Shelly L. Jackson), 26 Am. J. Health Promotion 37 (2011).
“Use of Advance Directives by People with Serious Mental Illness Under Virginia’s Health Care Decisions Act: Implementation of a Major Public Health Reform: Project Overview: December 31, 2010,” Dev. Mental Health L., March 2011, at 9.
"Howard Zonana and the Transformation of Forensic Psychiatry," 38 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 570 (2010).
"Should a Personality Disorder Qualify as a Mental Disease in Insanity Adjudication?," 38 J.L. Med. & Ethics 760 (2010).
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"The Virtues of Pragmatism in Drug Policy," 13 J. Health Care L. & Poly'y 7 (2010).
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"Mental Health System Transformation After The Virginia Tech Tragedy," (with James S. Reinhard, Phillip Hamilton & Elizabeth L. McGarvey) 28 Health Affairs 793 (2009).
"An Account of Collective Actions in Public Health" (with Gil Siegal & Neomi Siegal), Am. J. Public Health (2009).
“Responding to Requests from Adult Patients for Neuroenhancements: Guidance of the Ethics, Law and Humanities Committee” (with others), 73 Neurology 1406 (2009).
“Substance Use, Symptom, and Employment Outcomes of Persons with a Workplace Mandate for Chemical Dependency Treatment” (with others), 60 Psychiatric Serv. 646 (2009).
“Understanding and Applying Virginia’s New Statutory Civil Commitment Criteria” (with Bruce J. Cohen and John Monahan), 28 Dev. Mental Health L. 127 (2009).
“What I Learned When Massive Resistance Closed My School,” in Mildred Wigfall Robinson & Richard J. Bonnie, eds., Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education 135 (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009).
"Workplace Mandates to Enter Chemical Dependency Treatment: Substance Use, Psychiatric Severity, and Employment Outcomes," (with Constance Weisner, Yun Lu, Agatha Hinman, John Monahan, Charles D. Moore, Felicia W. Chi & Paul S. Appelbaum) 60 Psychiatric Serv. 646 (2009).
"Legal Authority to Preserve Organs in Cases of Uncontrolled Cardiac Death: Preserving Family Choice" (with Stephanie Wright & Kelly K. Dineen), 34 J.L. Med. & Ethics 741 (2008).
"The Impact of Modern Neuroscience on Treatment of Parolees: Ethical Considerations in Using Pharmacology to Prevent Addiction Relapse" (with Donna T. Chen & Charles P. O’Brien), Cerebrum, Nov./Dec. 2008.
“Identifying the Barriers and Challenges to Voting by Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities: A Study of the 2003 Philadelphia Mayor’s Race. Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Settings” (with J. Karlawish & P. Appelbaum, et al.) 20 J. Aging and Social Policy 65 (2008).
"Panetti v. Quarterman: Mental Illness, the Death Penalty and Human Dignity," 5 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 257 (2007).
"The Challenge of Implementing Atkins v. Virginia: How Legislatures and Courts Can Promote Accurate Assessments and Adjudications of Mental Retardation in Death Penalty Cases" (with K. Gustafson), 41 U. Rich. L. Rev. 811 (2007).
"Voting by Elderly Persons with Cognitive Impairment: Lessons from Other Democratic Nations" (with J. Karlawish), 38 McGeorge L. Rev. 879 (2007).
"Terminating Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in PVS Patients: Current and Proposed State Laws" (with D. Larriviere), 66 Neurology 1624 (2006).
"Policy Statement on Voting by Individuals with Dementia Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities" (with J. Karlawish, P. Appelbaum, & S. McConnell), 2 Alzheimer’s and Dementia 243 (2006).
"Closing the Organ Gap: A Reciprocity-Based Social Contract Approach" (with Gil Siegal), 34 J. L. Med. & Ethics 415 (2006).
"Judicially Mandated Naltrexone Use by Criminal Offenders: A Legal Analysis," 31 J. Substance Abuse Treatment 121 (2006).
"Mentally Ill Prisoners on Death Row: Unsolved Puzzles for Courts and Legislatures," 54 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1169 (2005).
"Judicially Mandated Treatment with Naltrexone by Opiate-Addicted Criminal Offenders," 13 V. J. Soc.Pol'y & the L. 64 (2005).
“The Capacity to Vote of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease” (with P. Appelbaum & J. Karlawish),162 Am. J. Psychiatry 2094 (2005).
"From Coercion to Contract: Reframing the Debate on Mandated Community Treatment for People with Mental Disorders" (with John Monahan), 29 Law & Hum. Behav. 485 (2005).
“The American Psychiatric Association’s Resource Document on Mental Retardation and Capital Sentencing: Implementing Atkins v. Virginia,” 32 J. Am. Acad. Psych. & L. 304 (2004); preprinted in 28 Mental & Physical Disability L. Rep. 11 (2004).
“License as Leverage: Mandating Treatment for Professionals” (with John Monahan), 3 Int'l J. Forensic Mental Health 131 (2004).
"Mandated Community Treatment for Mental Disorder" (with J. Monahan & M. Swartz), 22 Health Affairs 28 (2003).
“Injury as a Field of Public Health: Achievements and Controversies” (with Bernard Guyer), 30 J.L. Med. & Ethics 267 (2002).
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“Responsibility for Addiction,” 30 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 405 (2002).
“Political Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union and China: Complexities and Controversies,” 30 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 136 (2002).
“Public Health Ethics: Mapping the Terrain” (with others), 30 J.L. Med. & Ethics 170 (2002).
"Addiction and Responsibility," 68 Soc. Res. 813 (2001).
"Mandated Community Treatment: Beyond Outpatient Commitment" (with others), 52 Psychiatric Serv. 1198 (2001).
“Resource Document on Mandatory Outpatient Treatment" (with Joan B. Gerbasi and Renee L. Binder), 28 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 127 (2000).
“Unraveling Soviet Psychiatry" (with S. Polubinskaya), 10 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 279 (1999).
"A Presidential Commission on Drug Policy: Instrument of Reform or Defender of the Status Quo?” 19 Contemp. Drug Probs. 169 (1998).
“Psychometric Properties of the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication (MacCAT-CA)" (with others), 10 Psychol. Assessment 435 (1998).
"The Competence-Related Abilities of Women Criminal Defendants" (with others), 26 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 215 (1998).
"Research Involving Cognitively Impaired Subjects: Unfinished Business in the Regulation of Human Research," 54 Archives of General Psychiatry 105 (1997).
“The MacArthur Adjudicative Competence Study: A Comparison of Criteria for Assessing the Competence of Criminal Defendants" (with others), 25 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 249 (1997).
“The MacArthur Adjudicative Competence Study I: Development and Validation of a Research Instrument" (with others), 21 Law & Hum. Behav. 141 (1997).
“The MacArthur Adjudicative Competence Study: Diagnosis, Psychopathology, and Adjudicative Competence-Related Abilities" (with others), Behav. Sci. & L. 15: 329 (1997).
"Decision-making in Criminal Defense: An Empirical Study of Insanity Pleas and the Impact of Doubted Client Competence" (with others), 87 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 48 (1996).
"The Code of Professional Ethics of the Russian Society of Psychiatrists: Text and Commentary" (with S. Polubinskaya), 19 Int'l J.L. & Psychiatry 143 (1996).
"Mentally Ill and Non-Mentally Ill Defendants’ Abilities to Understand Information Relevant to Adjudication: A Preliminary Study" (with others), 24 Bull. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 187 (1996).
"Excusing and Punishing in Criminal Adjudication: A Reality Check," 5 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 1 (1995).
"The Evolution of the 1992 Law of the Russian Federation on Psychiatric Care" and "Law of the Russian Federation on Psychiatric Care and Guarantees of Citizens Rights in its Provision" (trans.), 27 J. Russian & East European Psychiatry 69 (1994).
"Client Abilities to Assist Counsel and Make Decisions in Criminal Cases: Findings from Three Studies" (with others), 18 L. & Hum. Behav. 435 (1994).
"The Competence of Criminal Defendants: Beyond Dusky and Drope," 47 U. Miami L. Rev. 539 (1993).
"America's Drug Policy: Time for Another Commission?" 19 Contemp. Drug Probs. 395 (1992).
"The Competence of Criminal Defendants: A Theoretical Reformulation," 10 Behav. Sci. & L. 291 (1992).
"Attorney-Client Decision-Making in Criminal Cases: Client Competence and Participation as Perceived By Their Attorneys" (with others), 10 Behav. Sci. & L. 385 (1992).
"Driving Performance and Automobile Accidents in Patients with Sleep Apnea" (with L. Findlay), 13 Clinics in Chest Med. 427 (1992).
"Preserving Justice in Capital Cases While Streamlining the Process of Collateral Review," 23 U. Toledo L. Rev. 99 (1991).
"The Competence of Criminal Defendants With Mental Retardation to Participate in Their Own Defense," 81 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 419 (1990).
"Coercive Psychiatry and Human Rights: An Assessment of Recent Changes in the Soviet Union," 1 Crim. L. F. 319 (1990).
"Soviet Psychiatry and Human Rights: Reflections on the Report of the U.S. Delegation," 18 Law, Medicine and Health Care 123 (1990).
"Dilemmas in Administering the Death Penalty: Conscientious Abstention, Professional Ethics and the Needs of the Legal System," 14 J. L. & Hum. Behav. 67 (1990).
"Grounds for Professional Abstention in Capital Cases: A Reply to Brodsky," 14 J. L. & Hum. Behav. 99 (1990).
"Medical Ethics and the Death Penalty," 20 (3) Hastings Center Report 12 (1990).
"Statutory Approaches to Limiting Psychiatrists' Liability for Their Patients' Violent Acts" (with others), 146 Am. J. Psychiatry 821 (1989).
"The Dignity of the Condemned," 74 Va. L. Rev. 1363 (1988).
"Professional Liability and the Quality of Mental Health Care," 16 Law, Medicine and Health Care 229 (1988).
"Debate: Should the Insanity Defense Be Abolished?" (with N. Morris), 1 J. L. & Health 113 (1986-87).
"Regulating Conditions of Alcohol Availability: Possible Effects on Highway Safety," J. Studies on Alcohol (Supp. #10) 129 (1985).
"Psychiatrists and Capital Sentencing: Risks and Responsibilities in a Unique Legal Setting" (with C.R. Showalter), 12 Bull. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 159 (1984).
"Morality, Equality and Expertise: Renegotiating the Relationship Between Psychiatry and the Criminal Law," 12 Bull. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 5 (1984).
"The Role of Mental Health Professionals in the Criminal Process: The Case for Informed Speculation" (with C. Slobogin), 66 Va. L. Rev. 427 (1980).
"Psychiatry and the Death Penalty: Some Emerging Problems in Virginia," 66 Va. L. Rev. 167 (1980).
"The Spousal Homicide Syndrome" (with C.R. Showalter and V. Roddy), 3 Int'l J. L. & Psychiatry 117 (1980).
"The Spousal Homicide Syndrome: Legal Implications" (with R. Showalter and V. Roddy), 8 Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 431 (1980).
"Discouraging Unhealthy Personal Choices: Reflections on New Directions in Substance Abuse Policy" in 8 J. Drug Issues 199 (1978).
"Decriminalizing the Marijuana User: A Drafter's Guide," 11 Mich. J. L. Reform 3 (1977).
"The Forbidden Fruit and the Tree of Knowledge: An Inquiry into the Legal History of American Marijuana Prohibition" (with C.H. Whitebread, II), 56 Va. L. Rev. 971 (1970).
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Book Chapters/Multi-Author Works:
What I Learned When Massive Resistance Closed My School, in Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education 135 (Mildred Wigfall Robinson & Richard J. Bonnie eds., 2009).
"Ethics and the Practice of Public Health," in R. Goodman, M. Rothstein, R. Hoffman, W. Lopez and G. Matthews Law in Public Health Practice (2d ed) 110-135 (Oxford, 2007)
"In the Wake of Hendricks: The Treatment and Restraint of Sexually Dangerous Offenders Viewed from the Perspective of American Psychiatry" (with Howard Zonana and Steven K. Hoge), in Bruce J. Winick & John Q. La Fond, Protecting Society from Sexually Dangerous Offenders: Law, Justice, and Therapy 131 (American Psychological Association Press, 2003).
“Tobacco and Public Health Policy: A Youth-Centered Approach,” in P. Slovic, ed., Smoking: Risk, Perception, and Policy (Sage, 2001).
“Juvenile Justice on Appeal" (with L.F. Clausel), in J. Fagan & F. Zimring, The Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice: Waiver of Adolescents to the Criminal Court 181 (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
“Adjudicative Competence and Juvenile Offenders" (with Thomas Grisso), in Robert G. Schwartz & Thomas Grisso, Youth on Trial 73 (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
"When Push Comes to Shove: Aggressive Community Treatment and The Law" (with J. Berg), in Dennis and John Monahan, eds., Coercion and Aggressive Community Treatment: A New Frontier in Mental Health Law (Plenum, 1996).
"Juvenile Homicide: A Study in Legal Ambivalence," in D. Cornell, ed., Juvenile Homicide 185 (American Psychiatric Association Press, 1989).
"The Efficacy of Law as a Paternalistic Instrument," in G. Melton, ed., Nebraska Symposium on Human Motivation, 1985 131 (Nebraska, 1986).
"Toward an Integrated Drug Abuse Prevention Policy: The Impact of Legal Restrictions and Controls," in Current Issues in Drug Abuse Prevention (NIDA Monograph, 1982).
"Discouraging the Use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs: The Effects of Legal Controls and Restrictions," in Mello, ed., Advances in Substance Abuse Research (Vol. II: 145) (JAI Press 1982).
"The Psychiatric Patient's Right to Refuse Medication: A Survey of the Legal Issues," in A.E. Doudera and O.P. Swazey, eds., Refusing Treatment in Mental Health Institutions—Values in Conflict 19 (1982).
"Discouraging Unhealthy Personal Choices Through Government Regulation: Some Thoughts About the Minimum Drinking Age," in H. Wechsler, ed., Minimum Drinking Age Laws 39 (Lexington, 1980).
"Law and the Discouragement of Unhealthy Personal Choices," in Summary Proceedings: Tripartite Conference on Prevention (DHEW 1977).
"Regulation of Human Experimentation: A Reappraisal of Informed Consent" (with P.B. Hoffman), in Human Experimentation (S.M.U. Press 1976).
"The Uniform Drug Dependence Treatment and Rehabilitation Act and Commentary" (with M.R. Sonnenreich) Appendix (Vol. IV) to Drug Use in America: Problem in Perspective, The Final Report of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (1973).
"Remedies for Police Misconduct: The Exclusionary Rule and Other Devices" (with M. Paulsen and C.H. Whitebread, II), in Law and Order Reconsidered. A Staff Report to the President's Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (1969).
The Effects of Alcoholic-Beverage Control Laws (co-author), sponsored and published by Medicine in the Public Interest, Inc. under grant from The National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (1979).
Decriminalizing the Drug-User: A Comparative View (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1979).
Marijuana: A Study of State Penalties and Policies (co-author), sponsored published by The National Governor's Conference under grant from The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (1977).
Comments and Reviews:
“Advance Directives: A Tool for Reducing Coercion,” 63 Psychiatric Services 411 (2012) (editorial).
“A Systematic Examination of Smoke-Free Policies in Multi-Unit Dwellings in Virginia as Reported by Property Managers: Implications for Prevention” (with S.L. Jackson), 26 Am. J. Health Promotion 37 (2011)
"Reforming Civil Commitment: Serving Consumers' Needs While Protecting Their Rights," 25 Developments in Mental Health Law 3 (2006).
"The Virginia Human Rights System: Foundation for Respect," 23 Developments in Mental Health Law 11 (2004).
“The American Psychiatric Association’s Resource Document on Mental Retardation and Capital Sentencing: Implementing Atkins v. Virginia,” 32 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 304 (2004).
Letter to the Editor on “Tobacco Advertising and Freedom of Speech,” 288 JAMA 1587 (2002).
“Reforming United States Drug Control Policy: Three Suggestions,” 68 Social Research 863 (2001).
“Semyon Gluzman and the Unraveling of Soviet Psychiatry,” 29 J. Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 327 (2001).
“Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Psychiatric Care,” 18 Dev. in Mental Health L. 29 (1999).
“The Network of Reformers: A Five-Year Collaboration” (with S. Polubinskaya), Mental Health Reforms 1998 (4): 9-10 (1998).
“Model Ethical Code for Psychiatrists” (with S. Polubinskaya), Mental Health Reforms 1997 (1): 5-7 (1997).
“Integrating Supply and Demand Reduction Strategies for Drug Abuse Prevention” (with M. Pentz and D. Shopland), Am. Behav. Scientist 39:897-910 (1996).
“New Code of Ethics for Russian Psychiatrists” (with S. Polubinskaya), 117 Bulletin of Medical Ethics 13 (1996).
"From the Institute of Medicine: Growing Up Tobacco Free" (with P. Torrens and B. Lynch), 273 JAMA 1326 (1995).
"Ferguson Spectacle Demeaned System," 17 Nat'l L.J. A23-24 (March 13, 1995).
"Legal Regulation of Drugs and Alcohol," "National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse," "Controlled Substances Act of 1970," "Drug Paraphernalia Laws," MacMillian Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol (1995) (J. Jaffee and M. Moore, eds).
"Essay: Lorena Bobbitt, 'Moral Mistakes,' and the Price of Justice," 19 UVA Lawyer 23-26 (1995) and 14 Dev. in Mental Health L. 20-23 (1994).
"Time to Up the Ante in the War on Smoking" (with B. Lynch), 11 Issues in Science and Technology 33-37 (1994).
"New Currents in Mental Health Law," 13 Dev. in Mental Health L. 1 (No. 1, 1993).
"Medical Ethics and the Death Penalty" (editorial), 305 Brit. Med. J. 381-82 (1992).
"Interventions for Prenatal Misconduct," 10 Dev. in Mental Health L. 21 (No. 2, 1990).
"Alcohol as a Field of Legal Study" (editorial), 51 J. Studies on Alcohol 197-200 (1990).
"Soviet Psychiatry and Human Rights," Va. Law Sch. Rep. 6-12 (Winter, 1990).
"Insanity and the Moral Wrong Test," 14 Newsl. of Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & L., 100-101 (1989).
"Sleep Apnea and Auto Crashes: What is the Doctor to Do?" (editorial, with L. Findley), 94 Chest 225-26 (1988).
"Comment on United States v. Charters," 8 Dev. in Mental Health L. 17-19 (No. 1, 1988).
"Wrongfulness and the Insanity Defense," 12 Newsl. of Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 23-24 (1987).
"Mental Disability Law Crosses a New Frontier: A Review of Recent Developments," 6 Dev. in Mental Health L. 21 (Nos. 3-4, 1986).
"Righting an Unconstitutional Wrong," Va. L. Sch. Rep. 18-21 (Spring, 1985).
"Group Homes and Restrictive Covenants," 4 Devel. in M.H. Law 17 (Nos.- 3-4, 1984).
"Compulsive Gambling and the Insanity Defense," 9 Newsl. of Am. Acad. Psychiatry & L. 5-8 (1984).
"The Insanity Defense and the Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr.," 71 A.B.A. J. 100-102 (1984) (book review).
"The Moral Basis of the Insanity Defense," 69 A.B.A. J. 194-197 (1983).
"Equality and Individualization in Criminal Punishment: Some Observations on the Current Crisis," 9 Va. Bar Assoc. J. 14-19 (1983).
"Concerning the Insanity Defense," Va. L. Sch. Rep. (Fall, 1982).
"The Insanity Defense: Proposals for Reform," 2 Devel. in M.H. Law 21 (1982).
"Guidelines for the Psychiatric Hospitalization of Minors: Clinical and Legal Considerations" (with A. Stone), 139 Am. J. Psychiatry 971-975 (1982).
"A Survey of Pretrial Psychiatric Evaluations in Richmond, Virginia" (with D. Hastings), 1 Devel. in M.H. Law 9 (1981).
"The Meaning of 'Decriminalization': A Review of the Law," 10 Contemp. Drug Prob. 277-289 (1981).
"P. Browning Hoffman: The Legacy of an Idealist," 66 Va. L. Rev. 397-403 (1980).
"Legislating Marijuana Law Reform: Alternative Premises and Strategies," in 30 Va. L. Wkly., Dicta No. 12 (1977).
"Law and Morals," 172 Science Magazine 703-705 (1970) (book review).
"Ending the Tobacco Problem: Blueprint for the Nation," Hearings on H.R. 1108, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, before the Subcommittee on Health, of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives, 110th Congress, 1st Sess., October 3, 2007.
"Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility," Hearing before the Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate, 108th Congress, 1st Sess. September 30, 2003.
“Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America,” Hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senate, 107th Congress, 2d Sess., June 18, 2002.
"Establishing a National Commission to Study the Demand for Drugs in the U.S.," Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security of the Comm. on Gov't Operations, U.S. House of Representatives, 102d Cong., 1st Sess. (1991).
"Implementation of the Helsinki Accords," (Soviet Psychiatric Practices), Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 101st Congress, 1st Session 36-39 (1989).
"Myths and Realities," Hearing Transcript of the National Commission on the Insanity Defense 8-22 (National Mental Health Assoc. 1983).
"The Insanity Defense," Hearings Before the Comm. on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, 97th Cong., 2d Sess. 255-82, 426-28 (1982).
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- "Raising the Legal Age to Buy Cigarettes Would Save 250,000 American Lives Annually, Report Says" (Charleston Post and Courier, 03/23/2015)
- "18 or 21: Legal Smoking Age Shift Petitioned" (Health Aim, 03/16/2015)
- "Report: Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Would Stop, Delay Use " (Associated Press, 03/12/2015)
- "UVa Professor: Regulatory Approach Key to Marijuana's Future in America" (The Daily Progress, 02/26/2015)
- "University Law Professor Weighs in on Marijuana Prohibition Debate" (The Cavalier Daily, 02/25/2015)
- "Experts Discuss Future of Marijuana Legalization" (NBC29, 02/25/2015)
- "Marijuana Reforms: Sales Potential" (WVTF, 01/09/2015)
- "Marijuana Reforms in Virginia: High Times or Up in Smoke?" (WVTF, 01/05/2015)
- "Young People Need More Help Transitioning into Adulthood, UVa Study Finds" (The Daily Progress, 12/14/2014)
- "Adulthood More Difficult to Reach" (Columbia Chronicle, 11/10/2014)
- "OJJDP Should Strengthen DMC Requirement: Report" (JuvenileJustice Information Exchange, 09/15/2014)
- "UVa Begins Dual Medicine-Law Degree Program " (Daily Progress, 08/04/2014)
- "The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia" (The New York Times, 07/29/2014)
- "Another School Shooting Reignites Debate Over Guns And Mental Illness " (Here & Now, 05/26/2014)
- "Punishment for juvenile crime – should it be different?" (Communities Digital News, 05/18/2014)
- "Beds Available for Mental Health Patients, Study Shows" (Roanoke Times, 12/18/2013)
- "Experts: Brain Development Should Play Bigger Role in Determining Treatment of Juvenile Offenders'" (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, 12/17/2013)
- "Gun Policy Consortium Releases Recommendations at UVA Forum" (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/03/2013)
- "UVA Hosts Forum on Gun Control Policies" (NBC29, 12/02/2013)
- "Expert Panel Offers Suggestions to Curb Gun Violence in New Report" (Charlottesville Newsplex, 12/02/2013)
- "Gun Policy Consortium Releases Recommnedations at UVA Forum" (The Daily Progress, 12/02/2013)
- "Northam Among Speakers at Gun Violence Forum at UVA Monday" (The Daily Progress, 11/27/2013)
- "Experts to Propose Gun Policies at Virginia Forum" (The Associated Press, 11/26/2013)
- "Mental Health Care Shortages to Blame?" (CNN, 11/20/2013)
- "Virginia Inspector General Investigates Why Deeds' Son Was Released Before Attack" (The Washington Post, 11/20/2013)
- "Deeds Case Highlights Need for Mental Health Care" (USA Today, 11/20/2013)
- "Deeds Case Highlights Need for Mental Health Care" (Marshfield News-Herald, 11/20/2013)
- "Deeds Case Highlights Need for Mental Health Care" (Green Bay Press Gazette, 11/20/2013)