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Dr. Scott Bonn is a criminologist, professor, TV analyst, public speaker, and author of the best-selling popular culture book Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World’s Most Savage Murderers. 

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He has provided expert commentary and analysis for a number of high-profile true crime TV shows and documentaries on A&E, Discovery Network, Oxygen, Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel.


Bonn also authored the critically acclaimed sociology book Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq. His fact-based crime thriller novel, Evil Guardian, was inspired by his correspondence with notorious, real-life serial killers David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) and Dennis Rader (Bind, Torture, Kill). 


Bonn is an expert on criminal behavior and is highly respected for answering the puzzling question of “why the perpetrator did it” in complex murder cases. He makes the seemingly incomprehensible both understandable and highly entertaining for his audience. He examines many types of criminal activity in his Psychology Today blog titled “Wicked Deeds” which has been visited nearly 9 million times. He has more than 15,000 social media followers. 


Bonn was an award-winning criminology and sociology professor at Drew University in Madison, NJ, from 2007-2017. 


Prior to becoming a criminologist, Bonn was an advertising and media executive in New York, serving in the roles of Vice President, Client Marketing, at NBC TV Network, and Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, at The BOX Music TV Network and SonicNet during the 1990’s.   


Dr. Bonn holds a Ph.D. in Sociology (Criminology) and an M.S. in Criminal Justice. He resides in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and son.




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