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ROBERT K. RESSLER, MS
Robert K. Ressler is the founder and former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's acclaimed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program and is considered the world's leading authority on violence in contemporary society. He is an expert on serial killers (a phrase he coined) and sexual homicides, and is the acknowledged true-life hero of the movie Silence of the Lambs. The television series, The X Files was inspired by Ressler's work at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. For most of his twenty year career at the FBI, Ressler was the heart of the effort that made the Bureau legendary by identifying and capturing violent criminals. He is author of the books, I Have Lived in the Monster and the international best seller, Whoever Fights Monsters. A riveting speaker, Ressler takes audiences inside the minds of the nation's most terrifying criminals, and explores what they reveal about the society in which we live.