Washington, DC, June 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- “Pat Brown takes us into the very minds of cold-blooded killers. Most people can’t comprehend the ‘why’ behind murder. Pat, utilizing her background as one of the country’s leading criminal profilers, coaches the reader as to how a killer thinks, reacts, and kills. Incredible!”
-Nancy Grace, host of Nancy Grace on HLN, bestselling author of The Eleventh Victim
In the early 1990s, Pat Brown and her then-husband took in a boarder to help pay the bills so Pat could stay home with the children. When a young woman was strangled on the neighborhood jogging path, Pat immediately suspected her boarder and quickly collected strong evidence against him. She took the evidence to the police but was dismissed as a silly housewife. As it turned out, Pat’s gut instinct was right, and six years later, the police finally brought her former boarder in for questioning. This incident proved to be the catalyst for what is now Pat’s life’s work, chronicled for the first time in The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths (Voice; May 18, 2010; $24.99; Hardcover).
Today, Pat Brown has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, but long before that she had a natural gift for criminal profiling—the combination of analyzing physical and behavioral evidence to come up with the most scientific determination about what occurred at a crime scene and what type of person committed a particular violent crime. She is now one of the preeminent criminal profilers in the United States, one of very few women at the top of this field, and a frequent guest on many major television news programs. She runs two agencies: the Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency provides training, crime scene analysis, and behavioral profiling to prosecutors, defense attorneys, media, and international clients, while the Sexual Homicide Exchange provides training and helps the police solve high-profile crimes at no charge.
The Profiler is the true story of how Pat became a profiler, interwoven with a series of irresistible true-crime puzzles. In almost every case, Pat turns the police away from their initial suspect and points them toward the more likely culprit. In The Profiler, Pat opens her case files to take readers behind the scenes of bizarre sex crimes, domestic murder, and mysterious deaths, going face-to-face with killers, rapists, and brutalized victims.
Pat Brown is available for interviews. She can give tips on how to recognize a psychopath, read the warning signs, stay alert, and stay safe. She can talk about her most interesting and high-profile cases and give her expert opinion on current newsworthy cases, such as the Vatican scandal, Casey Anthony, and teen bullying gone too far. She can speak to the increasing controversy surrounding who gets labeled a “terrorist” and if using profiling as a heightened security measure in airports and elsewhere is a valid tool. Should someone be picked out of an airport security line for extra questioning based on physical appearance or behavioral ticks? She can address the pros and cons of criminal profiling, the dangers of misunderstanding her profession, and how profiling can be the key to closing a case and getting a dangerous criminal off the street. Finally, she can discuss being one of the only women in her field and how she explains to the neighbors why she’s having her son point an (unloaded) gun at her head in the front yard. The answer: role-playing to unravel the logistics of a crime.
The Profiler is a thrilling read that provides an up-close, first-person look at the real world of police and profilers as they investigate crimes—the good and the bad, the cover-ups and the successes.
About the Author: Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and founder and CEO of the Sexual Homicide Exchange and The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. She can be seen regularly on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox and is a frequent guest of the Today show, the CBS’s The Early Show, Larry King Live, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, The Joy Behar Show, and America’s Most Wanted. Pat Brown holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University and developed the first Criminal Profiling and Investigative Analysis certificate program in the country for Excelsior College. Pat is the founder and director of the Society for Investigative Criminal Profiling, an organization working to promote criminal profiling as a major tool in police investigations. She lives in Washington, D.C.