Roy Hazelwood graduated from Sam Houston State in 1960
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. At that
time he became a commissioned officer in the army Military
Police Corps and attained the rank of Major at his discharge
in 1971. In 1972 he began criminal investigative experience
with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Norfolk,
Virginia end Albany, New York FBI offices. In 1976 he
became Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI in the Behavioral
Science Unit of the National Center for the Analysis of
Violent Crime. In 1980 he received his Master of Science
degree from NOVA University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Hazelwood has received over 100 certificates and/or
awards from police departments throughout the world
for his help in solving crimes of violence.
From 1978 to 1982 he researched, collected and analyzed
over 150 cases of death curing dangerous autoeroticism,
the largest collection in the world; this led to the
authoritative book Autoerotic Fatalities. In
1983-84 he conducted the largest known survey of police
officers' attitudes toward the crime of rape. From 1984-1987,
he was Senior Investigator in research entitled "Possible
Linkages Between Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children
and Juvenile Delinquency, Violence and Criminal Activity,"
funded by the U. S. Department of Justice Office of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency.
From 1986 to the present he has researched the area
of sexual sadism, reviewing literature and interviewing
incarcerated individuals and family members. He is also
researching the area of serial rape. Hazelwood has published
numerous articles, syllabi, and books dealing with crimes
in his specialty area.
During the past 20 years he has addressed more than
100,000 professionals representing the disciplines of
law enforcement, mental health, corrections and medicine
through the world. He has appeared as an expert witness
in local, city, county, state and federal courts. He
has also testified as an expert witness before a Presidential
committee and committees of both the U. S. Senate and
House of Representatives.
Hazelwood and his wife Peggy live in Fredericksburg,
Virginia; son Kevin lives in Amarillo and sons, Robert,
Jr. and Keith live in College Station.