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Pat Brown (criminal profiler)

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

Pat Brown
Born1955 (age 63–64)
New Jersey, USA
OccupationCriminal profiler, author, commentator
Periodc. 2000–present
SubjectCrime, chiefly serial killing
Notable worksThe Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths

Early life and educationEdit

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]


  • Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers (Beverly Hills, CA, New Millennium Press, 2003); (updated, Phoenix Books, 2008), ISBN 978-1597775755
  • The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths, Brown with Bob Andelman (Hyperion Books, 2010), ISBN 978-1401341268
  • 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), ISBN 978-0757316692[20]
  • The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case (Prometheus Books, 2013), ISBN 978-1616146504

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 May 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. "Meet Pat Brown". The Sexual Homicide Exchange. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Gerus, Claire. "About Pat Brown". Criminal Profiler Pat Brown. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011.
  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 January 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Leggett, Vanessa (March 10, 2008). "Welcome to Women in Crime Ink". Women in Crime Ink. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Bright, Beckley (June 2, 2009). "Blog Watch". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012.
  7. ^ C.J. (December 22, 2009). "Pat Brown analyzes Tiger". Star Tribune. Star Tribune Media Company. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Rita Cosy Live, "The Murder of Pamela Vitale"". MSNBC. October 18, 2005. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Scarborough Country, "The Runaway Bride"". MSNBC. May 5, 2005. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "LexisNexis News listing". Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "C2C Guest Pat Brown". Coast to Coast AM. iHeartMedia. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "Prince Charming or Dangerous Criminal". The Montel Williams Show. Season 16. Episode 637. September 29, 2006. CBS. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  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 June 15, 2012.
  17. ^ Brown, Pat (May 15, 2011). "Always a Dangerous Mother". Crime Library. Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. Archived from the original on March 16, 2013.
  18. ^ "TV Guide credits listing". Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  19. ^ Celizic, Mike (May 18, 2010). "Meet the ex-housewife who stalks psycho killers". Today. NBC News Digital. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  20. ^ McKinnell, Julia (October 10, 2012). "'How To Save Your Daughter's Life': lock her up". Maclean's. Rogers Digital Media. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  21. ^ "Korean edition of ''The Profiler''". Archived from the original on March 16, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011.

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