Speaking and Presentations
Keynote Speaker at the International Association of Investigative Psychology Seminar
(Sponsored by the California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International
University). “Futures in Forensics and Other Elephant Stories”, San Francisco, CA
Guest Speaker for Project Meridian. Topic: From Sex Trade to Human Trafficking to
Organized Crime: Reframing Slavery, Human Trafficking Engagement Day, State
Capitol, Olympia, Washington, January 11th, 2010.
Guest Speaker at the Outstanding Professor Lecture Series, Alliant International
University, San Francisco, California Topic: Profiling Paraphiliacs: The Reality of
Fantasy in Violent Sexual Predators, 2007
Keynote Speaker at the Center for Forensic Studies Annual Research Conference,
February 02-03, 2007. Alliant International University, Fresno, CA campus.
Participant in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Serial Murder Core Work Group,
developing a 2006 international seminar on serial murder, Virginia, November, 2005.
Guest Speaker: Wadsworth Publishers Criminal Justice Online Event Series. Topic: Development of Maladaptive Behaviors in Childhood: The Variant Pathways of SerialKillers, February 24, 2005.
Guest Speaker: CSU-Fresno’s School of Social Science faculty and invited members of the community, Topic: Emerging Issues in the Research of Violent Crime, April, 2002.
Guest Speaker: Board of Trustees and Chancellors Office, California State University system, Long Beach, CA, Sept 11, 1996. Topic: "The Application of Criminal Psychology in Our Community: Profiling and Tracking the Unabomber".
Guest Speaker: Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Fresno and San Francisco, 1996. Topic: "Using Criminal Science in Conducting Serial Murder Research".
Selected Papers and Presentations
“Understanding Relational Paraphilic Attachment (RPA) in Crime Scene Investigation”, Annual Meeting of International Society-Investigative Psychology (IS-IP), Amsterdam, Netherlands, April, 2011.
“Behavioral Analysis of Sexual Predators”, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois,
October 21, 2008.
"The Father Figure: Men for All Seasons”, 5th Annual Hawaii Conference on
Preventing, Assessing and Treating Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma,
Honolulu, Hawaii. April 07, 2008.
“Stalking Behaviors and Threat Assessment for Intimate Partner Violence
Situations” 5th Annual Hawaii Conference on Preventing, Assessing and Treating
Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma, Honolulu, Hawaii. April, 02-04, 2008.
“Profiling Victims of Serial Sexual Predators” Third American Symposium on
Victimology, California State University, Fresno, CA, April 28th, 2005.
“Profilers & Serial Murder” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice
Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, March, 2004.
“Problems in Profiling Offenders” American Society of Criminology, Chicago,
“Classifying Sexual Predators”, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, April, 2001.
“Psychopathic Killers”, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, April 10, 2001.
“Emerging Perspectives on Violent Serial Behavior” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington, D.C. April 3-7th, 2001.
“Victim Profiling in Cases of Stalking and Obsessional Harassment”, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Feb. 1999.
“Profiling Serial Arsonists”, The National Arson Forum, Sponsored by the Insurance Committee for Arson Control, Washington, D.C., Oct. 1998.
“Siblicide”, Moderator, Forensic Mental Health Association of California, Asilomar Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, Mar. 1998.
"Obsessional Harassment and Stalking: A primer on how to recognize and respond to a serious social problem," The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA Feb. 1998.
“Religiosity and Criminal Behavior”, American Society of Criminology. San Diego Nov. 1997.
"Methodological Issues in Conducting Research in Cases of Stalking", American Society of Criminology, Chicago, 1996.
"Stalking America: The Social Construction of Stalkers and Domestic Violence", presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 1996, Las Vegas, NV.
"Victimology in the 21st Century", at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA, Roundtable. March, 1995.
"Predicting Dangerousness of Stalkers" presented at the California Psychological Association Annual Meetings, La Jolla, CA, 1995
"The Etiology and Classification of Stalking Behavior",
presented at the annual meeting of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California, Mar 29-31, 1995, Pacific Grove, CA.
"The Role of the Family in Serial Murder", presented at the first international conference on Serial and Mass Murder: Theory, Research, and Policy, April 3-5, 1992 at the University of Windsor, Canada.
"Correlates of Childhood Trauma in Violent Criminal Behavior", presented
at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, November,
1991, San Francisco, CA.
"Understanding the Role of the Pedophile in Serial Killing", presented at the
national convention of the American Criminal Justice Association, March 18-22,
1991, Columbus, Georgia.
"Pedophiles and Serial Killing", American Criminal Justice Association,
Columbus, Georgia, January, 1991.
"Controlling Delinquents: Philosophical Under-pinnings of Juvenile Corrections in the People's Republic of China and the United States." Co-author, John D. Hewitt. Presented at the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, July 4-8, 1990 in Esukadi, Spain.
"Homicides on School Grounds", presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meetings, Reno, Nevada, November, 1989. Also served as chair of this session.
"Serial Murder: Institutional Power and the Construction of Myth," co-authored with Larry Koch, presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meetings, Washington, D.C., March 1989.
"Adults Who Kill Children: Methods and Motives in Multiple Homicide Offenders," The American Society of Criminology annual meeting, Chicago, November 18, 1988.
"Motivational Dynamics and Delinquency," Chair and panel discussant, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, San Francisco, April 5, 1988.
"Childhood Victimization in the Etiology of Serial Murder", co-authored with John R. Fuller, presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Francisco, CA, April 5, 1988.
"Serial Murder: An International and Cross Cultural Perspective," presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, St. Louis, MO, 1987.
"The Etiology of Victimization in Serial Murder: An Examination of Culpability", American Society of Criminology meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 1986.
Chair, American Society of Criminology 38th Annual Meeting, Panel: "Serial Murder - A Reassessment of Traditional Thinking," Atlanta, Georgia, 1986.
"Families That Kill: An Overview of Psychopathic Family Units," Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1985.
"The Female Serial Murderer," Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, Chicago, 1985.
"Serial Murderers: Profiles in Psychopathology," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, 1985.