JAMES A. WRIGHT, M.P.A. (FBI, Ret.)
Mr. Wright is a Senior Analyst with Threat Assessment Group, Inc. (TAG), having joined TAG in 1998 upon retiring from the FBI. He is one of the world’s leading experts on stalking and the analysis of threatening communications. While with TAG, Mr. Wright has consulted on several hundred cases, helping TAG’s clients successfully manage potential workplace violence issues. Among the TAG clients for whom he has provided in-house training to assist their development of workplace violence prevention programs are Amgen, the Zoological Society of San Diego, Cox Enterprises, Oracle, Texas Instruments, Williams Companies, UBS/PaineWebber, West Publishing Company, SunTrust Bank, Tyco International, and John Deere & Co. Mr. Wright has been consulted by major professional sports leagues and has been called on to address professional sports teams regarding “obsessed fans.”
Mr. Wright served in the FBI for over 30 years and for 14 of those years was assigned to the criminal profiling program. As a Supervisory Special Agent at the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Critical Incident Response Group, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, Mr. Wright supervised the profiling program and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program. Prior to that assignment he gained investigative experience in the Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., Field Offices.
As a consultant to law enforcement agencies throughout the world, Mr. Wright has consulted in thousands of cases involving workplace violence, threats, extortion, stalking, assassination, product tampering, bombing, arson, homicide, rape, child abduction, and child molestation. He has testified as an expert witness in cases of violent crime and stalking. As an educator, he has provided training in violent crime throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Europe, Australia, Central America, and Southeast Asia.
Mr. Wright’s investigative research activities on Department of Justice funded projects have included work on “Infant Abductions,” “Child Molesters Who Kill,” and the celebrity stalking research project with Dr. Park Dietz entitled, “The Mad In Pursuit Of The Famous.” In addition, Mr. Wright participated in the development of the book, Crime Classification Manual.
Mr. Wright has a B.S. in Administration of Justice from the American University, an M.P.A. from the Virginia Commonwealth University, and has held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and in American Samoa.