Promoting quality homicide investigations within the state of North Carolina.




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 Society.



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