Pat Brown (criminal profiler)

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Pat Brown
Born 1955 (age 61–62)
New Jersey, USA
Occupation Criminal profiler, author, commentator
Nationality American
Period c. 2000–present
Subject Crime, chiefly serial killing
Notable works The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths

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.[citation needed]


In 1996, Brown founded The Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE).[2][third-party source needed] In 2000, she opened The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency.[3][third-party source needed]

Brown wrote about her criminological approach in 2010 in The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths with co-author Bob Andelman.[4] In 2008 she wrote about the psychology of predators in Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers. 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 has been a guest on "Today", "The Early Show", "Nancy Grace", Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN "Prime News",[10] "America's Most Wanted", and "Coat to Coast AM".[11] In October 2006, she appeared on The Montel Williams Show to discuss women who unknowingly date wanted criminals.[12] In 2010, she discussed with News Blaze the Flint, Michigan, serial-killer suspect Elias Abuelazam.[13]

In three episodes, she profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show I, Detective[14] She was the host of Discovery Channel's 2004 documentary The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra.[15] She consulted and appeared as a profiler on "Jack the Ripper" (2010) for The Mystery Files.[16]

Brown was a writer for The Crime Library,[17] 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.[18]

In May 2010, Ann Curry with NBC's Today Show interviewed Brown about her book, The Profiler.[19]



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


  1. ^ Kandaswamy, Deepa (April 18, 2004). "To Catch a Killer". The Hindu. Chennai, India: N. Ram. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. "Meet Pat Brown". The Sexual Homicide Exchange. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 
  3. ^ Gerus, Claire. "About Pat Brown". Criminal Profiler Pat Brown. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. 
  4. ^ Etier, Miss Bob (April 26, 2011). "Book Review: The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths by Pat Brown with Bob Andelman". SeattlePI. Hearst Seattle Media. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  5. ^ Leggett, Vanessa (March 10, 2008). "Welcome to Women in Crime Ink". Women in Crime Ink. Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  6. ^ Bright, Beckley (June 2, 2009). "Blog Watch". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ C.J. (December 22, 2009). "Pat Brown analyzes Tiger". Star Tribune. Star Tribune Media Company. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  8. ^ "Rita Cosy Live, "The Murder of Pamela Vitale"". MSNBC. October 18, 2005. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  9. ^ "Scarborough Country, "The Runaway Bride"". MSNBC. May 5, 2005. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  10. ^ "LexisNexis News listing". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  11. ^ "C2C Guest Pat Brown". Coast to Coast AM. iHeartMedia. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  12. ^ "Prince Charming or Dangerous Criminal". The Montel Williams Show. Season 16. Episode 637. September 29, 2006. CBS. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  13. ^ Garland, Rose M. (August 12, 2010). "Interview With Criminal Profiler, Pat Brown on the Flint Michigan Serial Killer". NewsBlaze. 
  14. ^ "I, Detective (TV Series 2001–2006)". IMDb. 
  15. ^ Ashton, Sally-Ann (March 25, 2009). Cleopatra and Egypt. John Wiley & Sons. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-4443-0151-9. 
  16. ^ "Jack the Ripper". Mystery Files. Season 1. Episode 2. February 1, 2010. National Geographic Channel. Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. 
  17. ^ Brown, Pat (May 15, 2011). "Always a Dangerous Mother". Crime Library. Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. Archived from the original on 2013-03-16. 
  18. ^ "TV Guide credits listing". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  19. ^ Celizic, Mike (May 18, 2010). "Meet the ex-housewife who stalks psycho killers". Today. NBC News Digital. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  20. ^ McKinnell, Julia (October 10, 2012). "'How To Save Your Daughter's Life': lock her up". Maclean's. Rogers Digital Media. Retrieved 2017-01-17. }
  21. ^ "Korean edition of ''The Profiler''". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 

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