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Press Release: Role of Criminal Forensic Psychologist Focus of DeSales Forensic Forum, Tuesday, September 30
Date: 9/30/2008


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Role of Criminal Forensic Psychologist Focus of DeSales Forensic Forum, Tuesday, September 30

Dr. Louis Schlesinger, professor of forensic psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a noted criminal forensic psychologist, will be the guest speaker at the DeSales Forensic Forum at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center auditorium on the Center Valley campus.  Schlesinger will speak on, "The Role of the Criminal Forensic Psychologist." The program is open to the public free of charge.  To reserve a seat, please call 610-282-1100, ext. 1466. (Please note: This program was re-scheduled from an earlier date.)

Schlesinger also serves as a diplomat in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a distinguished practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. In addition, he is co-principal investigator of a joint research project between John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, and studies sexual and serial murder, rape, bias homicide, suicide-by-cop, and other extraordinary crimes.

In 2001, the governor of New Jersey appointed Schlesinger to serve on the Special Classification Review Board at the State's forensic facility for sex offenders.  The president of the New Jersey Senate and the Acting Governor appointed him to serve as a member of a Senate Task Force that resulted in the re-writing of Megan's Law.

Among his honors and awards are the American Psychological Association's Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award in 1993, and the New Jersey Psychological Association's "Psychologist of the Year" award in 1990.  In 1989, Schlesinger, served as president of the New Jersey Psychological Association.  He has extensive clinical experience and has testified in numerous trials.  He is the author of 10 books on the topics of homicide, sexual homicide, and criminal psychopathology.

The DeSales Forensic Forum, co-sponsored by the DeSales University Criminal Justice and Psychology Departments, has been an ongoing community educational resource since 2001. Prominent scientists established the forum to offer presentations and provide 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 McCary, law professor James E. Starrs, and forensic anthropologist Dr. Tom Crist.

For more information on DeSales Forensic Forum, contact the DeSales University Department of Social Sciences at 610-282-1100, ext. 1466


Press Release: Role of Criminal Forensic Psychologist Focus of DeSales Forensic Forum, Tuesday, September 30 | Posted on: 9/30/2008

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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