Forensic Psychologist Meloy to Conduct Threat Assessment Program

February 18, 2014

The Criminal Justice Department offers a continuing education event with internationally known forensic psychologist Dr. J. Reid Meloy. Meloy, who is an expert in the areas of violent crime, psychopathy, stalking, erotomania,  sexual homicide, serial and mass murder, and threat assessment, will present “Advanced Threat Assessment and Management” on May 2, 2014.

Meloy, a clinical professor of psychiatry at University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute, conducts research on violence risk and threat assessment.  He is author of many books and academic articles including The Psychopathic Mind (Aronson, 1988), Stalking, Threatening and Attacking Public Figures (Oxford University Press, 2008), and his most recent book International Handbook of Threat Assessment (Oxford University Press, 2014), and co-author on the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin publication “Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century.”

“This continuing education event is essential for individuals working in law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, juvenile justice, victim services, forensic mental health, and social service agencies,” said Criminal Justice Department Chair Jacqueline Helfgott.

Program details are at this link. Registration for this continuing education event is required by contacting Kate Reynolds in the Department of Criminal Justice. Participants will receive 8 hours of continuing education credit and a certificate.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate degrees, including BA and BS degrees in criminal justice, a master's in criminal justice, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in crime analysis.