Dr. Casey Jordan, Criminologist - Attorney

About Dr. Jordan

Dr. Casey Jordan is a criminologist, behavioral analyst, and attorney in private practice. She is currently the host-interviewer for Investigation Discovery's "Wives with Knives" and  serves as a consultant crime analyst for several other ID shows, including  "Scorned," " Wicked Attraction," "Who the [Bleep]...,"  and "I (Almost) Got Away With It."  In 2011, she was the IN SESSION Criminologist and Legal Analyst on CNN's sister station TruTV, offering assessment of criminal cases and commentary on featured court proceedings, including full-time live analysis of the Casey Anthony murder trial for In Session and HLN.

A professor in the Division of Justice & Law Administration at Western Connecticut State University since 1991, Dr. Jordan also spent 10 years teaching in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at Iona College, Queens  College, and St. Joseph’s College in New York during the 1990s.  Her courses include the Insanity Defense, Criminal Law, Advanced Criminology, Women & Criminal Justice, Policy Analysis, and Seminar on Violent Crime.

As a behavioral analyst focusing on the psychology of crime, Dr. Jordan has extensively researched violent crime causation and patterns,  investigative profiles, and  the trauma experience of victims.  With grant-funded projects on serial killing and “hybrid” killers, multicide typologies, sexually-motivated captors and their captives,  sexual assault risk factors assessment, and the phenomenon of false confession, she  has interviewed dozens of violent offenders--both inmates and undetected criminals—and authored dozens of scholarly articles and four books. 

An attorney in private practice, Dr. Jordan specializes in jury analysis and voire dire process, trial strategy, and forensic evidence assessment in criminal cases.  Certified in health law and mediation,  her knowledge of forensic psychology has assisted in analyzing  murder and sexual assault cases where low intelligence, diminished capacity, and possible insanity are primary issues.   She maintains law offices and a consulting/mediation practice in Connecticut. 

Dr. Jordan received her graduate degrees (Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A.) from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), her J.D. from Quinnipiac College of Law,  and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Law & Society from the University of Tulsa.  She has presented papers, served as keynote speaker, and/or attended hundreds of conferences and training seminars, including the FBI Conference on Family Violence and Child Abuse. 

Since 1992, Dr. Jordan has contributed to more than 1000 television stories on crime and legal issues,  serving as the in-house CNN Criminologist during the 2002 D.C. Sniper Event.  Appearances include NBC’s The Today Show, CBS’ The Early Show, ABC Good Morning America, 48 Hours Mystery, ABC’s 20/20, CNN American Morning, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor,  Anderson Cooper 360,  Nancy Grace,  Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell, The Joy Behar Show, Geraldo, Montel, Maury, and  A Current Affair. 

Dr. Jordan regularly contributes to live interviews on CNN News, HLN, Fox News, Fox Financial,  BBC, MSNBC, and TruTV “In Session.”  She analyzed more than 100 cases for Court TV during its tenure and in 2008 starred  in the TruTV reality show Unsolved Murder Unit.  Printed media interview quotes have appeared in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe,  Monterey Herald,  Connecticut Post, and Hartford Courant.   Features on Dr. Jordan have appeared in Oprah’s “O” magazine, Yankee Magazine,  Connecticut Law Tribune, Soundings, Law Crossings.com and the Danbury News Times.

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