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Press Release: FBI Profiler and Criminal Analyst to Give Presentation on Criminal Profiling, Wed., Nov. 12 at DeSales
Date: 11/11/2003


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FBI Profiler and Criminal Analyst to Give Presentation on Criminal Profiling, Wed., Nov. 12 at DeSales

Gregg McCrary will sign copies of his latest book, The Unknown Darkness, which was featured on CBS 48 Hours recently. Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor in forensic psychology at DeSales, co-authored the book.

(NOTE: A reception for Gregg McCrary will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 12, in the Gallery Lounge of the McShea Center. This session is not open to the public, but media is welcome.)

Center Valley, Pa. (November 10, 2003) - Gregg McCrary, one of the world's most experienced FBI profilers and a national expert commentator on crime, will give a presentation on criminal profiling at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, in Dooling Hall Auditorium at DeSales University. The program is open to the public free of charge.

McCrary, who helped create the field of criminal profiling, also will be signing copies of his latest book, The Unknown Darkness, which was co-authored by Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor of forensic psychology at DeSales. A 25-year veteran of the FBI, McCrary helped to create the field of criminal profiling. He has consulted on more than 1,000 domestic and international cases involving homicide, kidnapping, serial murder and sexual assault. The book by McCrary and Ramsland was featured on a CBS 48 Hours recently.

In 1969, McCrary became a field agent with the FBI and joined the Behavioral Science Unit as the profiling pioneers at Quantico were forming the program. As a Supervisory Special Agent, he was one of three program directors who reported directly to BSU Chief John Douglas, author of Mindhunter.

McCrary helped conduct research on violent offenders. After the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) was established in 1985, his duties ranged from analyzing crime scenes to constructing behavioral profiles and teaching threat assessment. He assisted in the development of the Crime Classification Manual. In 1993, he organized the First International Symposium on Criminal Investigative Analysis in Vienna, Austria. He retired from the Bureau in 1995, but continues his work by consulting and providing expert testimony in cases in which crime scene analysis is key, such as in the civil case brought by the son of Sam Sheppard against the State of Ohio. He provides expert commentary for CBS, NBC and CNN.

Ramsland, a member of the DeSales faculty since 2001, is the author or co-author of more than 20 books. She writes forensic articles for Court TV's Crime Library and contributes frequent editorials on forensic issues to The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been consulted by national media on forensic issues and has appeared on the Today Show, National Public Radio, and on cable programs on Discovery, the Learning Channel, the Women's Entertainment Network, and AMC.

For more information on the program, contact Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University, at (610) 282-1100, ext. 1445.


Press Release: FBI Profiler and Criminal Analyst to Give Presentation on Criminal Profiling, Wed., Nov. 12 at DeSales | Posted on: 11/11/2003

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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