Richard D. Walter
Richard Walter works closely
with police and consultants on current and cold cases.
He retired after more than 22 years as a Prison
Psychologist with the Michigan Department of
Corrections. He is an international expert on Crime
Assessment, Profiling and Risk Evaluation. Walter has
consulted with various agencies and governments in the
United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Hong Kong.
He lectures to law enforcement and academic groups on
murder sub-types and signature aspects of interpersonal
and workplace violence. His work in risk assessment
assists corporations, police, and victims in determining
appropriate safeguards for the offender, including
juvenile and adult probation and parole readiness. He is
the author and co-author of published and non-published
articles relating to forensic casework. He is a
co-founder of The Vidocq Society, comprised of 82
forensic specialists worldwide who assist local criminal
justice agencies in solving cold cases.
By experience, the forensic services offered were
acquired through academic, collegial and “hands on
work”. From a practical perspective, he has interviewed
a large number of high risk felony prisoners.
Additionally, he has advised on forensic cases related
to bite marks evidence, sexual and non-sexual homicides,
Auto-eroticism, Munchausen Syndrome, and in the area of
Clinical versus Meta-Sadism. Walter’s work has been
featured on the television show “Medical Detectives”
highlighting his involvement in the List Murder Cases
from New Jersey and the Scott Dunn Case from Texas.
His professional affiliations include: American Academy
of Forensic Sciences, Fellow; Royal Society of Medicine:
Clinical Forensic Medicine, Fellow; Association of
Police Surgeons, Honorary Member; and The Vidocq