Criminology expert Dr. Eric Hickey, professor emeritus, will discuss his analysis of individuals in the United States who use mass murder as a violent means of expression from 3–4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at Fresno State.

The free, public talk, presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), will be in the Satellite Student Union.

Hickey will engage the audience and review best practices in detection, intervention and prevention of public mass murder. He says this graphic presentation will examine the realities of homicide in public places, including victim-offender relationships, law enforcement response and societal impact.

In addition to teaching at Fresno State, Hickey has conducted seminars internationally on a range of topics, including sex crime and workplace violence and terrorism prevention. He has also trained VIP protection specialists in Israel in profiling stalkers, threat assessment and interventions.

Hickey is world renown as an expert witness in both civil and criminal cases, and assists in training and investigations of local, state and federal law enforcement. He is also the author of “Serial Murderers and Their Victims” (2013), a text used by universities and law enforcement to study the nature of violence, criminal personalities and victim-offender relationships.

He served as a consultant to the FBI’s UNABOM Task Force and has been interviewed by media internationally on numerous famous cases.

Hickey serves as the dean of the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University.

For more information about the presentation, contact Deni Dukic at 559.278.0008.

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