Tom Pakkanen is practitioner-researcher: an experienced clinical forensic psychologist with a PhD in behavioural crime linking from Åbo Akademi University. In addition to criminal profiling, his interests include investigative interviewing, risk- and threat assessment, investigations of child abuse, as well as decision making in police investigations and the judicial process more broadly. Tom has over a decade worth of experience providing investigative advice to the police, and acting as an expert witness in numerous cases. He also has years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of forensic psychiatric patients and severe psychoses. He has been training the police at the Police College of Finland for nearly two decades, and he is a sought after lecturer on topics of applied forensic psychology.
Clinical Forensic Psychologist, PhD