Roger L. Depue, Ph.D.

Founder of The Academy Group, Inc. Retired FBI (21 years). Former Chief of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit. Became the first administrator of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. Managed all FBI behavioral science functions and personnel; training; research projects on the aberrant behavior of individuals and groups; and operational support during ongoing cases. Operational support work involved crime analysis, criminal personality profiling of violent offenders, community analysis and group profiling. Member of first FBI Swat Team "Spider One;" field police instructor; expert firearms instructor. Investigative experience includes organized crime, civil rights, fugitive, kidnapping, and extortion cases. Field office fugitive case coordinator. Internationally recognized as an author and speaker on behavioral science topics. Former Marine. Former Chief of Police in Clare, Michigan. Former Clare County Juvenile Officer. Participant and speaker at White House conferences. Testified as an expert witness before both Houses of Congress. Has held administrative positions in numerous professional organizations and professorships at major universities.  At the request of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, served on the Virginia Tech Review Panel which was formed to examine events leading up to the campus shootings on April 16, 2007 that lead to the deaths of 32 students and faculty.  He is the author of Between Good and Evil:  A Master Profiler’s Hunt for Society’s Most Violent Predators, and a co-author of the Mass Shootings at Virginia Tech:  Report of the Review Panel (presented to Governor Tim Kaine, Commonwealth of Virginia), and Campus Violence Prevention and Response:  Best Practices for Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (A Report to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education).

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