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Webinar: Charles Whitman (aka the “Texas Tower Sniper”): A Neurocriminological and Forensic Psychological Examination
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November 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm Eastern | 12:00 pm Central | 11:00 am Mountain | 10:00 am Pacific (60 minutes)
Webinar Faculty: Dr. Jerrod Brown
About the Webinar:
Charles Whitman committed a mass shooting homicide event in 1966 at the University of Texas at Austin. This training will examine the potential prenatal and postnatal neurobiopsychosocial factors that could have played a role in this case. Further, discussions will center on how neurobiopsychosocial information can be used to better understand complex criminal behaviors by using this case as an example. Implications for screening, intervention, and prevention strategies with current and future complex criminal cases will be explored through a neurocriminological and forensic psychological lens. This training is intended for educational purposes only and will not sensationalize any aspects of the crimes committed by this individual. Other relevant topics of interest discussed include rage control problems, adverse childhood experiences, hypergraphia, social learning theory, exposure to domestic abuse in early life, prenatal toxic stress exposure, brain tumor, amygdala dysfunction, psychological stress, mental health status changes, bifurcated mass murderer, free will, play deprivation, police psychology, extreme heat exposure, domestic homicide, and firearm fascination to name a few. Empirically based research findings will be highlighted throughout this training.
About the Faculty:
Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, Jerrod is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuroscience and the Law from Michigan State University. Jerrod has also published in several peer-reviewed journals, has been quoted in various magazines and newspapers, and has appeared in two documentaries related to the topic of FASD. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs.
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By registering for this training, I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor, nor attending this training with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused. I further affirm that I am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights afforded the criminally accused, and the recognition and preservation of human dignity of those charged with crimes. I further affirm that my use of the information provided by this training will not be used by me in any manner which would impugn the above set out ideals.