Who is Katherine Ramsland? Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger studied under famed forensic psychologist
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CENTER VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA: Renowned forensic psychology professor and serial killer expert Dr Katherine Ramsland reportedly taught Bryan Kohberger, the criminology student charged with the murders of four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, at DeSales University. He undertook a research project wherein he asked ex-convicts to map out how they committed their crimes.
According to The Daily Beast, in a deleted post on Reddit from seven months ago, Kohberger asked ex-convicts to participate in a DeSales research project in order to “understand how emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime.” The research project, which was taken offline, asked participants questions including how they approached their victim or target, how they prepared for the crime, how they traveled to and entered the location of the crime and, “Did you struggle with or fight the victim?”
Kohberger, who graduated from DeSales University in Pennsylvania in May 2022 with a master of arts in criminal justice, was a “good kid” and “never in major trouble," said a former teacher of Kohberger’s at Pleasant Valley High School, who further added that he was “passionate about criminal justice.” She reportedly said, "I thought he would become a police officer or correctional officer. He liked to watch movies about police, and ask me the next day if I’d seen them. It was more than a hobby for him, he was always asking questions."
Who is Katherine Ramsland?
According to DeSales University, Ramsland, who has appeared on more than 200 crime documentaries and magazine shows, is an executive producer of 'Murder House Flip', and has consulted for 'CSI', 'Bones', and 'The Alienist'. The author of more than 1,500 articles and 68 books, including 'How to Catch a Killer,' 'The Psychology of Death Investigations,' and 'The Mind of a Murderer,' worked with the BTK serial killer, Dennis Rader on his autobiography. She has been honored as a distinguished alumna by Northern Arizona University and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, stated The Great Courses.