Dr. Katherine Ramsland

     Dr. Katherine Ramsland is unique in having extensive experience in researching and writing about criminal psychology, forensics, and the vampire subculture. She holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice and philosophy. Currently, she teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.

     She has published more than 1,000 articles and 40 books, including The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, Beating the Devil’s Game: A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation, The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation, Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, Inside the Minds of Healthcare Serial Killers, Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators, and Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers. Additionally, she has written several books on the vampire subculture, including The Science of Vampires, The Vampire Companion, The Heat Seekers, The Anne Rice Reader, and Undercover with Vampires in America Today. Her background in forensic studies positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on his book, The Cases That Haunt Us, and to co-write a book with former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness. She also co-wrote a book with Henry C. Lee, The Real Life of a Forensic Scientist.

     Ramsland speaks internationally about forensic psychology, forensic science, and serial murder, and has appeared on numerous documentaries, as well as on such programs as The Today Show, 20/20, The Montel Williams Show, NPR, Larry King Live and E! True Hollywood Story. She was the recurring expert for the American Occult series on the ID network, and her latest book is The Mind of a Murderer: Privileged Access to the Demons That Drive Extreme Violence.


Crimescape eBooks by Dr. Katherine Ramsland


In the Works…

MOM:  God Told Me to Kill

Second in Crimescape’s series of MOM stories.  This is the story of how a mother killed and maimed her children because she believed God told her to do it.