Dr. Casey Jordan, Criminologist - Attorney

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In Our Search to Understand Violence, Casey Jordan Helps Us Find Answers

"Jordan is energetic and clearly passionate about her work. Able to cite statistics from memory, she also emphasizes the people behind the stats, the victims and their families. Somehow, she remains positive.

“When darkness falls, two words save me: perspective and prevention,” she says. “Real crime causes unspeakable devastation, which is why I talk to as many crime victims as I do offender-inmates.”

Speaking to victims gives her perspective and fuels her to work harder at prevention. “It drives me to pull up my bootstraps and keep studying those disturbing criminals, so that we can learn enough from them to try, at least try, to identify and foresee the perfect storm of causal factors that can lead to crime,” she says." [ more ]

Ohio kidnappings: what makes men take women and children prisoner?

The Observer, Saturday 11 May 2013 08.38 EDT -- There is, for these criminals, a moment when a Rubicon is crossed. When, by force or trickery, they find themselves taking away an innocent person and forcing them into slavery and abuse. "It is like a floodgate. Once they have acted on it, there is no going back. They have plunged off the cliff," said Jordan... [ more ]

'Barefoot Bandit' says broken home sparked international crime spree

December 16, 2011 -- It's a sensational story with a Hollywood deal, but the adventures of Colton Harris-Moore, aka 'The Barefoot Bandit,' is really a tragedy, his attorneys tell a judge at a hearing Friday. [ more ]

Anatomy of a Bank Robber

June 7, 2011 - DANBURY - NewsTimes by Libor Jany
In addition to the drug addict, Western Connecticut State University law professor Dr. Kathleen Casey Jordan said she has identified two other types of bank robbers: professional and opportunistic.  The latter group is the most "common among today's bank robbers," Jordan wrote in an email.  "They sometimes have incredible debt, where they are losing their homes, lost a job and trying to hide that fact from family. Some even robbed banks to..." [ more ]

Criminologist Casey Jordan Talks

About Craigslist Long Island Serial Killer
Long Island, NY April 13th, 2011 (examiner.com) -- Wednesday, renowned criminologist Casey Jordan spoke out about the Craigslist Long Island serial killer case and the type of person may be the perpetrator of multiple killings in several locations... [ more ]

"Person of Interest" in Long Island Killings?

April 12, 2011(CBS News) -- The horror grows on New York's Long Island where two more sets of suspected human remains were found Monday, not far from where eight other bodies were apparently dumped... [ more ]

Profiler: Lust, Power Provoke L.I. Killer

April 5, 2011 (CBS News) -- Forty miles east of New York City, Long Island residents are terrified that a serial killer is on the loose - and will strike again.  The search for human remains continues on Long Island, after three more bodies were found Monday, bringing the total to eight... [ more ]

"Huge" apparent new findings for Amanda Knox

Independent panel reportedly set to discredit evidence used against her; Expert: That could go long way toward freeing her
March 26, 2011 (CBS News) --  A hearing for Amanda Knox in Italy Saturday represented what CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey called the "start of her defense team's best chance to take apart the evidence that convicted her." [ more ]

"We May Never Know" How John Wheeler Died

Expert: Authorities May Have Been Hasty Declaring Death of Ex-Presidential Aide Found in Garbage Dump Homicide
Jan. 8, 2011 -- (CBS)  More than a week after the body of former presidential and Pentagon aide John Wheeler III was found in a Delaware garbage dump, there are new, puzzling clues, few answers, and a lot of questions. [ more ]

Jenni-Lyn Watson Search Intensifies

Criminologist: Investigators Focusing on 20-Year-Old's Love Life, Possible Bad Break-Up Being Scrutinized
Nov. 27, 2010 (CBS) -- Jenni-Lyn Watson went missing over a week ago, after coming home from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., to upstate New York for her Thanksgiving break.  Police have searched more than 1,200 acres around her home where she was last seen - and have found no sign of her... [ more ]

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