Pat Brown (criminal profiler)

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Pat Brown
Born 1955
New Jersey, USA
Occupation Criminal profiler, author
Period c. 2000–present
Subject Crime, chiefly serial killing
Notable works The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths
Children 1 daughter, 2 sons

Pat Brown (born 1955) is an American writer, criminal profiler and commentator.

Early life and education[edit]

Brown was born in New Jersey and moved with her family to Virginia at age nine. She has lived in Maryland since 1982.[1]

In 1981, she graduated with a liberal arts degree from the University of the State of New York. In 2007, she received a Master's degree in criminal justice from Boston University.


In 1996, Brown founded The Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE). In 2000, she opened The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency.[2]

Brown wrote about her criminological approach in 2010 in The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths with co-author Bob Andelman.[3] In 2008 she wrote about the psychology of predators in Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers.[4] She is a co-founder of and a regular contributor to Women in Crime Ink,[5] described by The Wall Street Journal as "a blog worth reading."[6]

Brown has provided crime commentary, profiling, and forensic analysis on national and international TV and radio.[7] She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC,[8][9] FOX, NBC and CBS and is a frequent guest on the "Today", "The Early Show", "Nancy Grace", Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN "Prime News",[10] and FOX TV's America's Most Wanted. In October 2006, she appeared on The Montel Williams Show to discuss women who unknowingly date wanted criminals.[11]

For four seasons, she profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show I, Detective.[8][12] She was the host of Discovery Channel's 2004 documentary The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra.[13] She consulted and appeared as a profiler on "Jack the Ripper" (2010) for The Mystery Files.[14]

Brown was a writer for The Crime Library,[15] and a content contributor for the 2005 home DVD edition of Profiler: Season Two and the 2006 DVD release of Quentin Tarantino's crime classic Reservoir Dogs.[16]

In May 2010, Ann Curry with NBC's Today Show interviewed Brown about her book, The Profiler.[17]


  • Killing for Sport: Inside the minds of serial killers (Beverly Hills, CA, New Millenium Press, 2003); updated, Phoenix Books, 2008
  • The Profiler: My life hunting serial killers and psychopaths, Brown with Bob Andelman (Hyperion Books, 2010)[18]
  • How to Save Your Daughter's Life: Straight talk for parents from America's top criminal profiler (Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc [HCI], 2012)[19]
  • The Murder of Cleopatra: History's greatest cold case (Prometheus Books, 2013)

The Profiler has been translated and released in Korea[20] as well as in Germany.[21]


  1. ^ "''The Hindu'' magazine profile, "To Catch a Killer", April 18, 2004". Chennai, India: 2004-04-18. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ "The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Amazon book listing, The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Amazon book listing, Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Women in Crime Ink, contributor". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  6. ^ Wall Street Journal article[dead link]
  7. ^ Star Tribune, "Pat Brown analyzes Tiger", December 22, 2009
  8. ^ a b "Rita Cosy Live, "The Murder of Pamela Vitale"". MSNBC. 2005-10-18. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  9. ^ "Scarborough Country, "The Runaway Bride"". MSNBC. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  10. ^ "LexisNexis News listing". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  11. ^ The Montel Williams Show - Season 16, Episode 637: PRINCE CHARMING OR DANGEROUS CRIMINAL? -
  12. ^ I, Detective cast listing, IMDb
  13. ^ "TVSA actor listing". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  14. ^ "The Mystery Files". The Mystery Files. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  15. ^ "truTV article, "Always a Dangerous Mother?"". 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  16. ^ "TV Guide credits listing". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  17. ^ Celizic, Mike (2010-05-18). ""Meet the ex-housewife who stalks psycho killers", Today Show, May 18, 2010". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  18. ^ "Book Review: The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths by Pat Brown with Bob Andelman". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 2011-04-26. 
  19. ^ HCI Books, How to Save Your Daughter's Life book page
  20. ^ "Korean edition of ''The Profiler''". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  21. ^ "German edition of ''The Profiler''". 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 

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