Leading Authority on Violence in Contemporary Society to Speak at Mount Union

April 13, 2010


Former director of the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, coiner of the phrase "serial killer" and international best-selling author Robert Ressler will speak at Mount Union College Thursday, September 25 at 10:35 a.m. in the Mount Union Theatre.



Ressler, considered the world's leading authority on violence in contemporary society, is the acknowledged true-life hero of the movie "Silence of the Lambs." The hit television series "The X-Files" was inspired by Ressler's work at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit.

Ressler spent 20 years working for the FBI and has investigated and interviewed some of the most notorious serial killers, including Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and David Berkowitz.

Author of the international best seller Whoever Fights Monsters and Justice is Served, as well as, his most recent book, I Have Lived in the Monster, Ressler received the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law's Amicus Award for contributions to the field and has been honored by the American Academy of Forensic Science.

The event is free and open to the public.

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