PD&A Expert Bio: Ron Walker, M.A. (FBI, ret.)

Mr. Walker is a 20-year veteran of the FBI, where he was one of the original cadre of the famed Behavioral Science Investigative Support Unit (“Profilers”).  A retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel… Read More

Announcing PD&A’s New Scientific Juror Surveys

PD&A is delighted to announce a new science-based juror survey service. Traditional focus groups are time consuming, costly, and potentially unreliable because of the small number of people studied. Today, most major corporations use online research methods in conjunction with… Read More

PD&A Expert Spotlight: Maria Scannapieco, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Maria Scannapieco, M.S.W., Ph.D., has worked in the public child welfare arena for 30 years as an educator, researcher, and consultant, with direct child protection and foster care administration experience.  Since 1996, Dr. Scannapieco has generated over a million dollars… Read More

News Analysis: Mass Murder in Japan

Last week, Japan experienced a terrible incident of workplace violence when a terminated employee broke into his former workplace and killed 19 people and wounded 45 others.  He had provided the clearest warning imaginable, had been hospitalized briefly, and had… Read More

Spotlight on Christina A. Pietz, Ph.D., ABPP

  Dr. Pietz earned her Bachelor’s degree from Creighton University, Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University, and Doctoral degree from Texas A&M University.  Upon completing her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at… Read More

Inside the tormented mind of the Orlando madman

“Mass murderers have multiple motives. In this instance, we already have evidence that they included his radical jihadist beliefs, his conflicts over his own sexuality and religion and his rejection by men at the club,” Dietz said.  Click here to… Read More

Undue Influence and Financial Exploitation

Between the Redstone case, with all of its drama and potential consequences, and the upcoming World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2016, many people are asking questions about undue influence and financial exploitation; how to determine true from… Read More