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Jim Clemente

Retired Supervisory Special Agent in the Behavioral Analysis Unit, FBI
Consultant and Expert Witness

Jim Clemente is a former top FBI profiler with 22 years of Criminal Investigations experience. He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of sex crimes investigations, sex offender behavior, child sexual victimization and child pornography. He has investigated and consulted on thousands of cases involving serial murder, serial rape, child abduction, sex crimes, homicide, threats, bombings and the sexual victimization of children. In his work, he has interviewed hundreds of victims and offenders. He has also served as a consultant and technical advisor to multiple television programs, including Criminal Minds since 2005, the Profilers, Killer Profile, American Crime and The Closer.

From 1998 until his retirement in October 2009, Clemente was a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, VA, which provides behavioral analysis support during all FBI crisis incidents. He worked as an undercover agent and conducted investigations on topics including terrorism, white collar crime, public corruption, financial institution fraud, child abduction and child sex crimes. He holds a top secret security clearance.

His first FBI duty assignment was in the New York Field Division’s Joint FBI/NYPD Sexual Exploitation of Children Task Force. He was then assigned to the Office of the Independent Counsel in the Little Rock Division in 1994 and the Washington Field Office in 1995. Prior to joining the FBI, Clemente was a prosecutor in the Child Sex Crimes Prosecution Team in the Bronx, New York.

Clemente has testified as an expert witness and lectured across the country and around the world. He has appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live, Wolf Blitzer, Headline News; ABC’s Primetime, Good Morning America and CBS’ The Early Show. Clemente has undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy, as well as a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is a certified police instructor and an expert marksman.

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