2/23 – Discussion w/ Profiler Roy Hazelwood

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Former FBI agent and profiler of sex crimes, Roy Hazelwood, is generally regarded as the pioneer of profiling sexual predators. It is his concept of the distinction between “organized” and “disorganized” murderers that is used today by law enforcement to apprehend criminals. He has interviewed incarcerated sexual offenders responsible for over 800 rapes. Hazelwood also defined the six categories of rapists: (power-reassurance, power assertive, anger retaliatory, anger excitation, opportunistic and gang). He has conducted a number of studies on sex crimes, heavily focusing on sexual sadism and autoerotic asphyxiation. In his career, he found equivocal death crime as the most dubious and complex investigation to overcome. Having consulted on cases of homicide, equivocal death, autoerotic fatalities, rape, child abduction and molestation, Mr. Hazelwood is an expert witness and an internationally recognized speaker on violent crimes. He is currently a member of the Academy Group, a forensic behavioral science company, which consists of former FBI agents and law enforcement officers, working in an effort to track down sexually-oriented murderers. He has published over 40 journal articles and has co-authored five books.

Show recap:

  • Meet Roy Hazelwood (1:30)
  • Mr. Hazelwood describes the role his work plays in his personal life. (5:40)
  • Hazelwood shares his career background with us. (6:55)
  • Profiling and the basic premises (13:00)
  • Interpersonal violence (14:15)
  • Profiling as an investigative tool is discussed by Hazelwood. (18:20)
  • Host Joey Ortega describes victimology. (22:50)
  • Hazelwood addresses criticism. (23:30)
  • Mr. Hazelwood gives us examples of low risk and high risk for victims and offenders. (29:00)
  • The true sexual sadist is defined by Hazelwood. (32:05)
  • The article that John Douglas and Roy Hazelwood published, The Lust Murderer, is discussed.
  • (37:10)
  • The Bible of Homicide Investigation (42:50)
  • Research that was done by Hazelwood was done by law enforcement, mental health and academic institutions. (48:00)
  • Autoerotic asphyxia is defined by Hazelwood. (49:25)
  • Mr. Hazelwoods current work at The Academy Group is discussed. http://www.academygroup.com/hazelwood.html (55:50)
  • Criteria that is looked for in a person trying to become a profiler is explained by Roy Hazelwood. (58:20)
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About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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