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Candice Skrapec, Ph.D.

Professor / Forensic Behavioral Sciences Option Coordinator

Office Phone Email
S2 159 559.278.3985


Biographical Sketch

Candice Skrapec, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Criminologist who has researched psychopathy and serial murder and consulted as an investigative profiler since 1984. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Criminology at California State University Fresno, and is Coordinator of the Forensic and Behavioral Sciences Option for the B.S. degree in Criminology. Courses she regularly teaches include the Psychology of Crime, Forensic Behavioral Sciences, and the Biology of Criminality; all are presented from an interdisciplinary perspective. For more than two decades, Dr. Skrapec has interviewed incarcerated serial murderers in different countries. Like the rest of us, she is interested in what makes them tick. Her quest to answer this question has taken her on an incredible journey into the minds of scores of offenders. She has worked extensively with and trained police in Canada, Mexico, and the United States and is regularly asked to consult with law enforcement officers, attorneys, the media, movie and documentary producers, and authors of fact and fiction books—particularly in the areas of criminal psychology, serial murder, and investigative profiling. Dr. Skrapec is a recognized expert in the field of forensic behavioral science and has presented before many international audiences. Police from departments around the world contact Dr. Skrapec to assist in active and “cold” criminal cases.

Courses Taught

  • Crim 10: Crime, Criminology, and Justice
  • Crim 100: Criminology
  • Crim 101: Crime and Violence in America
  • Crim 120: Juvenile Delinquency
  • Crim 153: Psychology of Crime
  • Crim 154: Forensic Behavioral Sciences
  • Crim 155: Biology of Criminality
  • Specialized topics courses in the Graduate Program