Stan Crowder

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Stan Crowder, assistant professor of criminal justice in KSU’s Department of Sociology and…

Georgia (Feb 15, 2011) — Stan Crowder, assistant professor of criminal justice in KSU’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, is an expert in criminal investigations involving serial killers, serial offenders and the resolution of cold homicide cases, and in criminal justice ethics.  He was recently elected president of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, an association of practitioners and scholars dedicated to the application of evidence-based criminal profiling techniques in investigations and legal proceedings.

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Crowder, who holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from The Union Institute and University  and an MBA from Brenau University, spent 35 years in the U.S. Army as a military police commander, chief of investigations for the inspector general of Georgia and counter-drug coordinator, retiring in 2007 as a military police Colonel. He also served as a civilian police officer in Cobb County for seven years. 

Crowder joined the KSU faculty in 1999.  He has published in academic journals and contributed a chapter on law enforcement investigations in a recently published textbook titled “Forensic Criminology by Brent Turvey and Wayne Petherick.  






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