Dianne Casoni, Ph.D., Full Professor, École de criminologie, Université de Montréal. Associate Professor, Départment de Psychologie, Université du Québec à Montréal. Psychologist. Psychoanalyst, member of the Canadian Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Casoni is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters on cultic groups, psychology and the law, sexual abuse of children, wife assault, and the psychoanalytical treatment of trauma victims. She has published a book on the psychoanalytical understanding of the criminal mind and edited a book on terrorism, both in French, co-authored and co-edited with Louis Brunet. (dianne.casoni@umontreal.ca)