6/22 Interview with Dr. Eric Hickey

Dr. Eric Hickey is the Dean of the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University where he currently teaches seminars in profiling psychopaths, sex offenders and sexual
predators. Dr. Hickey has taught many courses in criminal personalities, sex crimes and paraphilia, homicide, and psychopathology in several universities and colleges, as well as for jail and prison staff.

Dr. Hickey has considerable field experience working with the criminally insane, psychopaths, sex offenders and other habitual criminals. Dr. Hickey publishes books, articles and lectures extensively on the etiology of violence and serial
crime. The 6th edition of his book, “Serial Murderers and Their Victims”, is used as a teaching tool in universities and by law enforcement in studying the nature of violence, criminal personalities and victim-offender relationships. His expertise is regularly sought by the media including appearances on CNN, Larry King Live, 20/20, A&E, True TV, and Discovery.

Dr. Hickey consults with private agencies and testifies as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases. He is a court qualified expert in paraphilia including pedophilia, fetishes, and sexual assault. Dr.
Hickey is internationally recognized for his research on multiple homicide offenders.

  • Meet Dr. Eric Hickey! (2:00)
  • Dr. Hickey shares his background with us. (4:20)
  • Dr. Hickey discusses the reality of forensics. (8:30)
  • Dr. Hickey discusses his relationship with his network of professionals in the field in and
  • outside of Alliant University. (21:00)
  • Culture today is discussed in terms of serial killing. (28:58)
  • Offender attachment is defined in relation to serial killers, child molesters and rapists. (32:30)
  • Animal cruelty and its connection to psychopaths is discussed. (33:25)
  • The 6th edition of Dr. Hickey’s textbook, “Serial Murderers and their Victims” is discussed. (38:00)
  • Stereotypes regarding psychopaths are analyzed. (41:00)
  • Cultural Diversity and media in relation to serial killers is discussed. (52:00)
  • Typologies are defined and examples are given. (58:00)

Listen to the full show by clicking here.


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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