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Dr. Laura Pettler    

Forensic Criminologist, Author, & Host of the Web Series "Notorious"

Laura is a forensic criminologist. That means she analyzes the physical evidence in a crime scene in order to identify offender and victim characteristics like personality traits, emotionality, cognition, and behaviors. Forensic criminology combines the physical evidence and the behavioral evidence into an interwoven pattern of which investigators can often use to help develop new leads for their cases. Laura is a former District Attorney's Investigator for North Carolina, was head of District 20A's Cold Case Task Force, the Director of North Carolina's first and only Crime Scene Reconstruction and Behavioral Analysis Program, and is now retained by Lancaster County South Carolina Coroner's Office as their Forensic Criminologist serving as a Deputy Coroner.

Laura's area of expertise is staged crime scenes in domestic violence homicide cases, however, she is well versed in serial homicide, sexual homicide, bloodstain pattern and shooting reconstruction. Laura is the author of the first book in the world on crime scene staging entitled, Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases. Laura is also the inventor of The Kaleidoscope System Shooting and Bloodstain Reconstruction System sold in more than 30 countries. Laura is a keynote speaker, symposium presenter, CEO and entrepreneur, Director of the LPA International Forensics Institute, and WebTV Show Host.

Coming in 2017 Laura's production entity, Black Horse Productions in partnership with Caulkins Media and The Times, Inc., will launch Notorious: True Crime Stories with Laura Pettler, Season 1: The Story of Serial Killer Edward Arthur Surratt. Laura is looking forward to the success of the show and to meeting fans at CrimeCon 2017, June 9-11, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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