Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

Kris Mohandie, PhD

Dr. Kris Mohandie is a police and forensic psychologist with over twenty years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior.  He has worked in field responses and case investigations for local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations including LAPD’s Threat Management Unit and SWAT/Crisis Negotiation Team.  He responded on-scene to the O.J. Simpson barricade and the North Hollywood Bank Robbery Shootout.  Dr. Mohandie assisted the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s prosecution of the stalker of Steven Spielberg.  He regularly consults on workplace violence, extreme violence, college and university and K-12 school violence, stalking, and threat cases in the private and public sector through his company Operational Consulting International, Inc.  His book, School Violence Threat Management came out in 2000 and is now in its second printing.  Dr. Mohandie regularly trains and consults to schools and universities throughout North America after developing a model school violence threat management program.  He is the lead author (with Meloy and others) of the largest published study of over one thousand North American stalkers, which appears in the January 2006 volume of the Journal of Forensic Sciences.  He is lead researcher (with Meloy & Collins) of a large (N=707) ongoing study of police shootings with an emphasis upon suicide by cop cases.  The first publication from this research was published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences in 2009-additional publications stemming from this work are pending.  Dr. Mohandie, along with several others, has participated in two scientific studies of mass murder, including those perpetrated by adults and adolescents.

Dr. Mohandie has conducted extensive trial pending and prison interviews of violent offenders, including a number of notorious stalkers, hostage takers, workplace and school violence perpetrators, and multiple murderers. 

Dr. Mohandie’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, U.S. Today, E!, and in the news programs of CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, and Fox, as well as the Discovery Channel, and USA Network.


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