Ewing, UB Law Professor, Forensic Psychologist, Named SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Release Date: May 15, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Charles Patrick Ewing, an internationally renowned forensic psychologist and professor of law at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

The Distinguished Service Professorship is an academic rank above that of full professor, and honors and recognizes extraordinary service, not only on campus and for SUNY, but also at the community, regional and state levels. Many candidates appointed to this rank also have contributed influential service at the national and international levels.

A member of the UB faculty since 1983, Ewing teaches criminal law, evidence, juvenile law, forensic science and psychology, and psychiatry and law. He is a frequent consultant and witness in criminal and domestic trials for his expertise in forensic psychology; insanity defenses, including postpartum psychosis; juvenile violence; domestic violence, and repressed memory.

He is the author of five books: "Fatal Families: The Dynamics of Intrafamilial Homicide;" "Kids Who Kill," which was published in 1990 and predicted juvenile homicide would reach epidemic proportions by the end of the decade; "When Children Kill: The Dynamics of Juvenile Homicide;" "Battered Women Who Kill," and "Crisis Intervention as Psychotherapy." He is co-author of the book, "Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law: A Clinical and Forensic Handbook."

Ewing also is author or co-author of approximately 60 other publications -- most of which deal with issues related to violent behavior, dangerousness and other issues in forensic psychology.

He is editor of the journal, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, and a member of the editorial board of five other journals: Law and Human Behavior, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Journal of Emotional Abuse, Journal of Threat Assessment and Journal of Criminal Profiling. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a diplomate in forensic psychology of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and American Board of Professional Psychology.

Ewing is the recipient of a number of awards, including the New York State Bar Association

Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Criminal Law Education in 2001, the Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology in 1993 and the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Psychological Association of Western New York in 1991.

He received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School and a doctorate in child and family psychology from Cornell University.

He is a resident of Williamsville.

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