Former FBI profiler Mark Safarik, internationally recognized expert in the analysis and interpretation of violent criminal behavior, will be the guest speaker for the DeSales University Forensic Forum at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in the Commonwealth Room of the DeSales University Center. (Please note: This event was postponed from an earlier date -Tues., Feb. 9.)
The presentation by Safarik, “Profiling the Violent Crime Scene,” is open to the public free of charge, but seat reservations are recommended. To reserve space, call the DeSales University Department of Social Sciences 610-282-1100, ext. 1466. The event is co-sponsored by the DeSales University Departments of Criminal Justice and Psychology.
During his long and distinguished career in law enforcement, Safarik became one of the most senior and respected members of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, the famed unit featured on television’s Criminal Minds.
Safarik has reviewed and consulted on thousands of national and international homicides. He also advised many law enforcement agencies, universities, writers, television networks, and foreign governments. He has appeared as an expert on many documentary programs, including Dateline, CourtTV, Forensic Files, as well as the Discovery Channel.
Recently retired as an FBI profiler, after 30 years with the Bureau, Safarik currently serves as an analyst with MSNBC for the television series Criminal Mindscape, which focuses on conducting interviews with serial killers.
The DeSales Forensic forum has been an ongoing community educational resource since 2001. Prominent scientists established the forum to offer presentations and provided students with exposure to diverse areas of forensics. It has featured speakers of international renown, such as forensic artist Frank Bender, former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary, law professor James E. Starrs, forensic anthropologist Dr. Tom Crist, and forensic psychiatrist Michael Stone, M.D.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland, chairperson of the department of social sciences at DeSales, coordinated the Forensic Forum. An expert on forensics and serial killers, and author of 34 books, Ramsland has consulted for CSI and crime documentaries and has commented in local, regional and national media.
For more information on DeSales Forensic Forum, contact the DeSales University Department of Social Sciences at 610-282-1100 ext. 1466.
Press Release: DeSales Forensic Forum, Wed., March 31, to Feature Renowned Expert on Violent Criminal Behavior and Former FBI Profiler | Posted on: 3/24/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu