James Beasley

James Beasley (no photo)

Adjunct Faculty

Forensic and Legal Psychology

Mr. Beasley served for over 30 years as a Special Agent in the FBI. For the latter half of his career, he was assigned to the Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia, where he conducted behavioral assessments of offenders in violent crime investigations, including crimes against children, serial murder, serial rape, threats, and online criminal activities. He also conducted research through interviews with dozens of incarcerated offenders and published his findings in peer-reviewed professional journals. He holds a B.S. degree in psychology from Central Missouri State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. In addition to his teaching at Marymount, he works as a contract background investigator and as an independent consultant in criminal behavior matters.

Academic Credentials

B.S., Central Missouri State University

M.P.A., University of Missouri at Kansas City

Teaching Areas

Behavioral Criminology