Frank Weber, forensic psychologist and St. Cloud State University alumnus, spoke to Criminal Justice Studies students Oct. 4 about criminal theories and the psychology of sex offenders, including the psychological profiling he performs to aid in the solving of homicide, sexual assault, and domestic abuse cases.
Profiling of criminals allows Weber to paint a very clear picture of how people rationalize their criminal behaviors. With approximately 60 percent of sexual offenders being high school dropouts, Weber spoke at length on how he looks into an offender’s childhood to illustrate why that person became an offender.
Using real-life cases and profiling techniques as inspiration, Weber also writes mystery novels. “Murder Book,” “Last Call,” and “The I-94 Murders,” are all recipients of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association’s Midwest Book Award.
Weber, born and raised in Pierz, Minnesota, authors workbooks as well including “A Guide to Addressing Mental Disorders” and “The Workbook: Therapy for Sex Offenders.”
Weber holds two degrees from St. Cloud State: a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Counseling. He is the founder and clinical director of CORE Professional Services, a clinic providing preventative, educational, and clinical services to reduce complications abuse creates for families and communities.
CORE Professional Services boasts a rich history of providing clinical and experiential learning experiences for St. Cloud State students in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Community Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling, and Social Work.
Learn more about Weber’s forensic work and publications on his website, frankweberauthor.com.