Laurence French earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of New Hampshire, a doctorate in cultural psychology (educational psychology and measurement) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master's degree in school psychology from Western New Mexico University. He pursued postdoctorate studies in minorities and criminal justice education at the State University of New York-Albany (SUNY-A). He is professor emeritus of psychology from Western New Mexico University; Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues; Diplomate/Fellow of College of Prescribing Psychologist; a life-member of the American Society of Criminology and the VFW (post 2860), and a member of Licensed Clinical Psychologists (Arizona).
Mr. French has authored more than 260 publications, including 14 books. His major areas of interest are: international and comparative social, human and criminal justice; Native American issues; and forensic psychology.