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The President, Lawrence J. Simon, Psy.D. is the author of the book(s) "Murder by Numbers: Perspectives on Serial Sexual Violence" and ‘Mortal Desire: Origins of Sexual Violence’. He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from APA accredited Albizu University (formerly Miami Institute of Psychology) located in Miami, Florida. He was awarded honorary Diplomate status from the American Board of Sexology certified as a Clinical Sexologist, (for informational purposes only). His doctoral research dissertation thesis was on the study of psychological factors between methods of homicide, where he explored the psychological disparities between murderers who used knives and/or manual strangulation compared with firearms to commit homicide. This in-depth investigative analysis consisted of structured interviews projective drawings and the legendary Rorschach Ink Blot Test. He also explored the early childhood histories and psychological motivations of serial sexual homicide, which included in-depth interviews with serial murderers incarcerated in maximum security prison settings and death row.    For the past twenty years, Dr. Simon has dedicated his services to law enforcement, legal and forensic professionals throughout the country and is recognized as one of the most highly respected instructors in the country on this very challenging subject and consistently delivers fascinating and innovative presentations to the law enforcement and forensic community. He has been a keynote speaker at major homicide conferences, law enforcement municipalities, and victim advocacy conferences throughout the United States and Canada.  In one of the many testimonials about Dr. Simon, a long-time veteran investigator wrote that “Dr. Simon’s insights and cutting-edge research into the mind of the dangerous criminal is engaging and relevant to the unique demands of a modern criminal investigation. While the veteran investigator understands the law and the investigative process, Dr. Simon clearly and concretely explains the why behind the crime. By understanding the motivations of those who harm the most vulnerable among us, Dr. Simon enhances the investigative arsenal of even the most seasoned investigator”. ​Dr. Simon has over a decade of professional experience in challenging forensic settings, interviewing, treating, and assessing some of the most violent men in the country, including inmates housed in closed management settings within maximum security prisons, including death row.  Dr. Simon has also been a vital member of major cold case task forces offering his specialized support on high profile serial homicides and unusual crimes against persons cases. He offers crucial guidance on complex forensic and supervision issues. Dr. Simon is a special member of the VIDOCQ Society and Director of Research for the Cold Case Foundation. 

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