Criminal Investigations, Policing, Geography of Crime, and Offender Profiling.
Dr. Kim Rossmo is the University Endowed Chair in Criminology and the Director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation in the the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. He has a PhD in criminology from Simon Fraser University, and has researched and published in the areas of criminal investigations, the geography of crime, policing, and offender profiling. Dr. Rossmo was formerly a management consultant with the ATF, the Director of Research for the Police Foundation, and the Detective Inspector in charge of the Vancouver Police Department's Geographic Profiling Section. Dr. Rossmo is a member of the IACP Advisory Committee for Police Investigative Operations, the South Carolina Research Authority Integrated Solutions Group Advisory Board, and the editorial boards for Homicide Studies and the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. He is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University. Recently, Dr. Rossmo completed projects on the applications of geographic profiling to insurgency problems in Iraq and illegal boarder crossings in Texas, The geospatial structure of terrorist cells, and spatial dynamics of animal foraging. His books include Geographic Profiling (2000) and Criminal Investigative Failures (2009).