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C. Gabrielle Salfati

C. Gabrielle Salfati

C. Gabrielle Salfati is currently Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she directs the Investigative Psychology Research Unit (IPRU). She is part of the first group of people who emerged within the new field of Investigative Psychology, and was instrumental in its development as an international research field on the empirical analysis of violent criminal behaviour, in particular the advancement of the science of offender profiling. Her main areas of expertise relate to the methodology of research in offender profiling and linking serial crimes, specifically with a focus on homicide and violent sexual crimes. This work is being developed within an international framework through collaboration with law enforcement agencies internationally. She has presented and published widely both nationally and internationally on her work, and provides training to law enforcement, crime analysts and other criminal justice professionals internationally. Her main areas of expertise are homicide and sexual offences, in particular with reference to offender profiling, crime scene analysis, classifications of violent crime, linking serial crime, and cross-cultural comparisons. She is currently working on a number of interrelated projects dealing with various facets of violent crime and deviance.
She is the former Vice-President of the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG), is a Fellow of the International Association of Investigative Psychology, and Associate Editor on a number of academic journals.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

Research Group or Laboratory:

C. Gabrielle Salfati
Department of Psychology, 10th floor
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
United States

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