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Forensic psychology topic of Nov. 17 talk

FBI agent visits CSUMB Nov. 17 Talk involves work on child pornography, exploitation

The community is invited to attend a lecture on Nov. 17 by an FBI agent who works in the bureau’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, with focus on crimes against children.

Supervisory Special Agent Mike Yoder will visit campus for a talk about his work in the area of forensic psychology and sex offenders. He has worked for the FBI for 15 years; currently, he advises on areas of online sexual exploitation of children, missing children, child pornography and cyberbullying.

In addition to conducting case consultations on active and cold cases for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, he also provides training and conducts research in those areas to gain a deeper understanding of the behavior of offenders who commit crimes against children.

Prior to his current assignment, he led the FBI’s Safe Child Task Force in Atlanta, and was the coordinator of a group of agents and local police officers dedicated to investigating online child sex offenders and those engaged in child pornography.

After the talk, Dr. George Baldwin will moderate a question-and-answer session.

The 7 p.m. talk will be held in the Tanimura & Antle library, Room 1188. It's free, but attendees are asked to RSVP to Heather Wilde at 582-4332.

A parking permit must be purchased from a machine on the parking lot. Driving directions and a campus map can be downloaded here.