Dr. Joni Johnston is a clinical/forensic psychologist, private investigator, and crime writer. As a practicing psychologist, she has worked in a medium-maximum security prison, for the Board of Parole, for the Superior Court of San Diego, and as a workplace investigator of employee misconduct. She often performs violence risk assessments on mentally disordered offenders up for parole and provides expert testimony in criminal and civil litigation where a forensic psychologist can help shed light on pertinent issues. She also volunteers for a cold case foundation.
Since her career began, she has taken an active interest in conveying psychological information to the general public, first as the host of a two-minute mental health news segment, Minding Your Health, for the local NBC affiliate in Dallas and as the host and producer of an award-winning producer of a mental health show for the University of California San Diego. The author of three books, she writes a law and crime blog for Psychology Today called The Human Equation https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-human-equation and is the host of the Youtube show Unmasking a Murderer https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBw6Q1ZNvUY326xRrDiErg/featured?app=desktop and The Forensic Psychologist podcast ((http://www.americaoutloud.com/the-forensic-psychologist). She has been featured on a number of television productions including 48 Hours, 2020, several Investigation Discovery shows and two documentaries about serial killers. Visit her website at http://www.drjonijohnston,com or contact her at [email protected]