Pat Brown is one of the pre-eminent, nationally known criminal profilers in the United States and one of very few women at the top of this field. She is a television commentator, author, and found and CEO of The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency, which provides crime scene analysis and behavioral profiling to prosecutors, defense attorneys, media, corporations, individuals, and international clients. She 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. Brown 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. Brown is the CEO and co-developer of The Pat Brown Method of Investigative Criminal Profiling for Major Crimes Detectives, a training program designed specially to bring profiling skills to law enforcement. A sought after keynote speaker, Brown speaks about her fascinating stories as a criminal profiler, how she overcame the odds to make it in a male-dominated field, using the tools of her trade to keep s safe at home and on the streets, encourage college safety (protecting students against date rape), helping us to recognize the psychopath next door, preventing workplace violence, and the history of criminal profiling.
Brown provides regular crime commentary, profiling, and forensic analysis of the day's most haunting crimes on broadcast and cable television news programs, and is a frequent guest on Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell (CNN Headline News) and America's Most Wanted (Fox). In addition, she has frequently appeared on The Today Show, Larry King Live, The CBS Early Show, FOX Morning with Mike and Juliet, Catherine Crier Live, The O'Reilly Factor, Buchanan and Press, Fox and Friends, and Hannity and Colmes. For four seasons, Brown profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show, I, Detective. She is the host of the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra, and in the spring of 2006, she went inside one of Florida's maximum-security prisons to interview a child murderer for the Discovery Channel series, Evil Minds. In 2010 Brown profiled a new Jack the Ripper suspect for Investigation Discovery's Mystery Files.
Brown is the author of six books: The Murder of Cleopatra (Prometheus Books 2013), The Truth about Book Publishing and Book Publicity (Amazon 2013), How to Save Your Daughter’s Life (HCI 2012), Only the Truth (Amazon 2012), The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths (Hyperion Voice 2010) and Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers (Phoenix Books 2003).
During the last decade and a half, Brown has provided crime commentary and forensic analysis in over three thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She has been seen regularly on the cable television news programs, CNN, MSNBC and FOX, and as been a frequent guest of The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Canada AM, Larry King, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Joy Behar, and America's Most Wanted. For four seasons, Brown profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show, I, Detective. She was the host of the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra and in the spring of 2006, she went inside one of Florida's maximum-security prisons to interview a child murderer for the Discovery Channel series, Evil Minds. In 2010 she profiled a new Jack the Ripper suspect for Investigation Discovery's Mystery Files. Brown contributed special feature content for the 2005 home DVD edition of Profiler: Season Two and the 15th Anniversary Edition, 2006 DVD release of Quentin Tarantino's crime classic, Reservoir Dogs.
Brown gives the audience tips on how to recognize a psychopath, read the warning signs, stay alert and stay safe. She discusses her most interesting and high-profile cases and gives her expert opinion on current newsworthy cases. She speaks about the increasing controversy surrounding who gets labeled a "terrorist" and who gets labeled a "mass murderer" and what is causing the rise in both these crimes worldwide. She addresses 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.
Brown lives in Maryland.
Praise for The Profiler:
"Pat Brown takes us into the very minds of coldblooded 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 and best-selling author of The Eleventh Victim
"Anyone who has ever had a passion burning inside them to make a difference should read this book. Pat takes her life experience and brings it to the forefront to make a difference in the lives of crime victims and their families. Her insight into these cases takes profiling of criminals to a whole new level. From her work and wisdom comes the hope we all need to end the viciousness of killers who prey on the innocent."
-- Derek VanLuchene, President and Founder of Ryan United
"In her new book, Pat Brown takes the reader along with her as she works to solve grisly crimes that have baffled others. In her relentless pursuit to illuminate what seem to be hopeless cases, she shows just how deep an investigator must dig and all the details that must be absorbed and interpreted."
-- Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D., author of Inside the Criminal Mind
"In The Profiler, Pat Brown finally explains the sometimes spooky world of criminal profiling in a way that even an old-school, ex-flatfoot cop like me can understand. This book is a great insight into the mind of a serial killer hunter."
-- Chuck Hustmyre, retired ATF agent and author of the true crime books Killer with a Badge and An Act of Kindness
"I've been in law enforcement for almost 18 years now, and after reading The Profiler, I realize how little I understood the mind of the criminal. Pat Brown exposes the methods and the means, the hows and the whys, and exactly what it is that makes a criminal tick - fascinating!"
-- Stacy Dittrich, Author of Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill, Veteran Police Officer, and Law Enforcement Media Consultant