Dr. Thompson is the the founding director of the Forensic Psychiatry fellowship and primary developer of Forensic Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane as well as the State of Louisiana. He is also the Chief of Staff for the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System and has recruited and trained forensic psychiatrists in Louisiana since 1993. Dr. Thompson has experience in State and Federal criminal systems of care and his primary violence prevention focus is the treatment of serious mental illness (SMI) in individuals adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. With State support, he developed novel treatment programs for violent offenders with SMI that decreases future violence in these populations.
- Boudreaux, J. M., & Thompson, J. W. (2015). Maternal-fetal rights and substance abuse: gestation without representation. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, 43 (2) 137-140.
- Koenen, M. A., & Thompson, Jr, J. W. (2008). Filicide: Historical review and prevention of child death by parent. Infant Mental Health Journal: Official Publication of The World Association for Infant Mental Health, 29(1), 61-75.