DeSales Forensic Forum to Feature Former FBI Forensic Psychologist (and DeSales Alum!) Fr. Anthony Pinizzotto, OSFS, Ph.D.
Fr. Anthony J. Pinizzotto, OSFS, Ph.D., former senior scientist and clinical forensic psychologist in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, will be the guest speaker for the DeSales University Forensic Forum at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium on DeSales University’s Center Valley, Pa., campus.
The presentation by Pinizzotto, “Inside the FBI Behavioral Science Unit,” 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.
Pinizzotto has been involved in law enforcement for more than 30 years. He has been a consultant to the U. S. Attorney General’s Firearm Interdiction program. He was also an advisory board member of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.
Now retired from the FBI, Pinizzotto is a consultant to the FORCE Science Research Center and he lectures internationally on topics that include law enforcement safety, criminal investigations, and sensory distortions in critical incidents.
He is the author of Killed in the Line of Duty and Violent Encounters. Pinizzotto received his B.A. in English from DeSales University, an M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, an M.A. in theology from DeSales Graduate School of Theology, and his Ph.D. in psychology from Georgetown University.
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, associate professor of psychology 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, call 610.282.1100, ext. 1466.
Press Release: DeSales Forensic Forum to Feature Former FBI Forensic Psychologist (and DeSales Alum!) Fr. Anthony Pinizzotto, OSFS, Ph.D. | Posted on: 4/21/2011
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