Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Criminal Profiling Topic of the Day: DISCLAIMER: Pat Brown does not work with Lawrence Moran

A new criminal profiler on the block, Lawrence Moran AKA Larry Moran, who got a bit of television publicity during 2007 on the Devlin case out in Missouri, contacted me sometime during that year to introduce himself and chat with me about working as a criminal profiler. He had opened up his own criminal profiling agency, informing me that he had a background in psychology and investigations. We talked a few more times by telephone, about cases and the future of profiling, and I commented on how I was looking forward to more criminal profilers in the field and perhaps having the opportunity in the future to collaborate with more of them, leaving asides the egos and territorialism that have plagued the field to date. I had no issue with Mr. Moran at the time because I am not one of those profilers who is worried about competition and, since I was neither working on any cases with him or bringing him on board my agency, I did not spend time doing a background check on him.

However, just recently I came across a concerning statement Mr. Moran had made on the Internet on a blog site:

March 26, 2007 at 5:17 pm
Kindra,
My name is Lawrence Moran. I am an investigative criminal profiler and I am interested in speaking with you about the disappearance of Colton.
I found this site as I am doing current research on the Michael J. Devlin case for a future book. I also work with another criminal profiler, Pat Brown who heads up the Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency and the Sexual Homicide Exchange.
I can be reached via my agency’s website
http://www.moraninvestigations.com/
God Bless,
Lawrence

Why does Mr. Moran claim to work with me? Chatting with another professional in the field does not constitute a working relationship. I would never claim to work with other profilers unless we actually had an agreement and the other person knew I was working with him! I can only assume Mr. Moran wished to give himself credibility by saying he worked with me.

The following week I received an email from "Richard Cranium" who asked what I knew of Lawrence Moran and guided me to
his blog where he had raised questions about Moran's credibility as a profiler. After I visited the blog, I decided to do some checking since I was concerned Mr. Moran was linking his name with mine professionally.

First I found a criminal record, a misdemeanor but still an arrest, fine and probation.

MORAN, LAWRENCE J
1967-08-28
33 ARNOLD DRIVEDUPO , IL 62239
IL - P.R.I.O.R.S.
MORAN, LAWRENCE J

P.R.I.O.R.S.
Offender ID: G-00117972820013536816
Address
33 ARNOLD DRIVE

DUPO
Saint Clair County, Case No: 06CM7709
Charge
MISDEMEANOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Date of offense
10/4/06
Filed
10/4/06
Disposed
11/29/06
Disposition
$300.00 FINE / 1 YEAR SUPERVISION / FILE DATE 10/4/2006
ID Number
G-00117972820013536816
Result Date
11/5/07
Method Verified
NAME,DOB
Search Type
COUNTY

Then I got blistering emails from Moran after he found I had publicly stated that he did not ever work with me. Some bits from his emails will give you an idea of his anger and mindset:

In regards to my honesty and ethics you have real nerve!
Retract those statements today as you and I both know they a completely false
if something happens again to my
property or my wife you will be sorry ... I better see a retraction.... within the next few minutes
I will take care of the potential damage you have so blatantly attempted to exact upon my livelihood based upon your own egotistical desires to equal yourself with male profilers.
Let me remind you of the psychoanalytical term, Penis Envy.
This all better happen this evening. And like I said before, if anything else happens to my family, I will present you with an entirely new meaning of damage control.

I then located a CV that Moran sent me last year and I started making calls to verify the information. What I found was a compilation of outright lies, exaggerations, and incredibly grandiose thinking. It is one thing to provide as positive a resume as can be constructed but complete falsehoods is another matter entirely. Moran exhibits pathological lying. I guess he can call himself a criminal profiler considering he has has obtained a Masters Degree from Capella University and has worked a couple years as a youth counselor because the field lacks any requirement for certification or specific backgrounds, but his outright fabrication of his work history and calling himself Doctor when his PhD comes from a "college" of absolutely no quality makes him unfit to call himself a professional in the criminal profiling field and certainly he is not someone I wish to associate with.

Below is the 2007 resume I received from Moran and in red you will be able to see how the truth does not often match the claims Moran makes as to his employment and education. For a comparison to the 2008 resume in which Moran creates a rather different background for himself, check out

Lawrence J. Moran
Summary of Qualifications

After a highly successful 17-year career as a professional actor in Hollywood LIE – Moran lists a number of appearances in television and film at IMDB which indicate he was an extra (roles as boy, boy, boy, boy....), not an actor. An extra is a person off the street who receives minimum wage and a free lunch. An extra is not allowed to speak, merely be background., I began a new career as a forensic psychologist fifteen years ago studying adolescent and adult sexual predators. Starting out in undergrad as a deputy sheriff in Tulsa, County, Oklahoma, I was responsible for developing and implementing the first inmate classification system for the jail. I am a certified courtroom expert (Illinois and Missouri) in both adolescent and adult sexual predation. I have taught psychology at the collegiate level for 4 years and currently speak to school administrators, teachers and parents around the country educating them on the prevalence and prevention aspects of child sexual predators. Commentary below.

Education

Porterville Community College (1988-1990) Certificate in Administration of Justice (60 hours)
Langston University (1991-1993) B.S. (124 hours) Corrections and Criminology. This is true.
Capella University (2001-2004) M.S. (48 hours) Clinical Psychology Semi-Lie – Moran attended the Masters program in Addictions Psychology at Capella from 01/07/02-01/08/03 when he received his Masters of Science (65 quarter credit hours/44 semester credit hours)
Capella University – 50 post-masters credit hours in Psy.D program in Clinical psychology (All doctoral-level coursework and seminars completed). (ABD).
LIE – Moran enrolled to study in the doctoral program at Capella University from 01/08/03 to 9/30/07 but he only completed two courses.

Professional Experience

2006-Present
Founder and President, Moran Investigations
Investigative Criminal Profiling Agency

2003-Present
Adjunct Instructor (Psychology)
Southwestern Illinois College
Responsible for teaching introductory psychology, child-development, human growth and development, death and dying and personality theory –
LIE I called the college and was given this statement “We can confirm he did work for us – but not the dates you gave me and not employed today.”

2001-2006
Founder and President, The Moran Clinic, Inc.
Outpatient adolescent and adult sexual abuse psychotherapy practice located in St. Louis, Missouri.
LIE – Moran is not allowed to be in private practice as a psychologist in the State of Missouri without a PhD and a license. He has only a PhD from a unaccredited diploma mill and he has never been licensed.

2001-2002
Clinical Director/Program Development, Comtrea, Inc.
Responsible for development and daily operations of juvenile outpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment program. Responsible for creating and maintaining annual budget; juvenile drug court treatment coordination; supervision of clinical staff.
LIE - May 2, 2001-May 23, 2002 – “Moran was a counselor in the adolescent substance abuse program; he was not a director and would have needed higher credentials than he had. He answered to those above him. A BA in criminal justice and hopefully some experience counseling adolescents would have gotten him the job.”

2000-2001
Lead Therapist/Clinical Director, Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc.
Responsible for development and daily operations of juvenile outpatient and residential drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. Responsible for creating and maintaining outside private funding streams and supervision of clinical staff.
LIE – “Moran worked here from 6-5-2000 – 3-30-2001. He was a full- time therapist – not the lead therapist or clinical director.”

1994-1998
Founder and Clinical Director, Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene Community Outreach Mental-Health Clinic. Responsible for creating and maintaining annual budget; development of monthly training curriculum; training of all clinical and non-clinical staff-members; recruitment of all clinical and non-clinical staff-members.
LIE – No one at the Oklahoma First Church of the Nazarene has ever heard of Lawrence Moran nor have they even had a community outreach mental-health clinic.

1991-1993
Deputy Sheriff
Tulsa County Sheriff's OfficeTulsa, OklahomaUniformed sworn employee responsible for enforcing the law in the unincorporated areas of Tulsa county. Responded to emergency calls for assistance; investigated complaints; investigated suspicious behavior; arrested persons suspected of committing crime; provided assistance in resolving problems; and patrolled urban, suburban, and rural areas. LIE – “Moran was a temporary civilian jailer, not a deputy. He was not certified. He worked here only six weeks from October 12, 1991 until November 28, 1991.”

1990-1991
Correctional Officer I - Dick Connor Correctional CenterMedium security correctional facility
Hominy, OklahomaDuties involved the supervision, custody, treatment, and training of inmates confined in the correctional facility. My duties as a CO-I were performed under the supervision of higher ranking staff and in accordance with operating procedures of DCCC. LIE – “Moran was here from April 17, 1992-October 12, 1992 in the Correctional Officer/Cadet training period – 6 months probation – he did not continue to work here after the probation period ended.

I left off the rest of the lengthy claims due to keeping this blog post at a reasonable length. But, I think you get the point.

Mr. Moran, I can only gather from your need to fabricate an entire work history in spite of obtaining a BA in Criminal Justice and an MS in Addictions Counseling that you have a problem with obtaining and keeping legitimate employment. Your need to lie and constantly change those lies exhibits a personality disorder of the type that should not be working in either criminal profiling or the psychology field. I hope you find gainful employment in some other profession.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

21 comments:

Anonymous for now... said...

Madam, I applaud you! A standing ovation to you and one Mr. "Crainium" for your efforts.

Moran has done the greatest possible disservice to every professional in your field, and deserves no less than to be exposed. If he was ever paid a single dime for services rendered in his purported capacities, then he should be charged criminally as a fraud and a common thief.

Anonymous said...

I thank you as well! When Mr. Moran first came barging into our office claiming he was "Dr. Moran", I knew instantly he was full of it.

I was then cracking up reading his CV. Once I contacted the school, and they took the information about his posts, things took on a new light. He suddenly took his less than true claims off of his page, and suddenly no longer claimed to have a clinic.

This is a sad excuse for a person, let alone someone on the side of children and law-enforcement. I can only hope some sort of criminal action will soon be taken against Mr. Moran.

Thank you again, and God bless FEMALE PROFILERS!!!!!!!!!!

Lawrence said...

Ms. Brown,

You've made my point. Or rather, Freud's point.

I would like to clarify the libelous statements you quote here on your page:

A. My resume stands completely true and correct. In regards to my PhD work in clinical psychology at Capella, you write: "Semi-Lie – Moran attended the Masters program in Addictions Psychology at Capella from 01/07/02-01/08/03 when he received his Masters of Science (65 quarter credit hours/44 semester credit hours)" and "LIE – Moran enrolled to study in the doctoral program at Capella University from 01/08/03 to 9/30/07 but he only completed two courses." You need to make an immediate retraction of these statements as they libelous. Where you get this information is showing the world your skills in investigation. To clarify the record I hold an M.S. in clinical psychology and have done all of the didactic work for the PhD in clinical psychology at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. This is a regionally accredited university that provide the same exact education as your online degree from BU that you failed to mention to "Crain" that you just recently received after many years of already working in the field. Nice work.

B. I was never an "extra" in any television or film production in Hollywood. If you knew IMDB's requirements for submission via their Internet database, extra work is not included in any actor's repetoire. So, please remove you words: LIE. Why it would be any of your business to become so incensed that you would make up such a lie is disturbing. It's funny you know, the same day you posted this lie, I received a check from NBC Universal for the Little House On The Prairie I principled in. Ironic.

C. You write: " I then located a CV that Moran sent me last year and I started making calls to verify the information. What I found was a compilation of outright lies, exaggerations, and incredibly grandiose thinking. It is one thing to provide as positive a resume as can be constructed but complete falsehoods is another matter entirely. Moran exhibits pathological lying. I guess he can call himself a criminal profiler considering he has has obtained a Masters Degree from Capella University and has worked a couple years as a youth counselor because the field lacks any requirement for certification or specific backgrounds, but his outright fabrication of his work history and calling himself Doctor when his PhD comes from a "college" of absolutely no quality makes him unfit to call himself a professional in the criminal profiling field and certainly he is not someone I wish to associate with." As I noted above regarding my education and experience, and unless you have an official transcript of my graduate work, including all of my Phd didactic work at Cappella, retract these blatant libelous and defaming lies immediately.

D. You state that you contacted TCSO and that I was a "civilian jailer." First of all, I don't even know what that is. Secondly, I was a deputy sheriff for TCSO for almost three years. This experience and how I was hired and by whom has always been public knowledge on my company's website. Immediately retract these lies.

E. You have to write LIE in all caps. This makes you sound angry and wanting to put yourself above me. When you do this in regards to my private psychology practice, The Moran Companies, you write: "LIE – Moran is not allowed to be in private practice as a psychologist in the State of Missouri without a PhD and a license. He has only a PhD from a unaccredited diploma mill and he has never been licensed." On what authority do you make the libelous claim that Newburgh Theological Seminary is a diploma mill? Is it their website where the degrees are posted next to their cost? Is it that it is online? (Boston University offers online degrees, right?) Is it because you have failed to leave out that part of my resume where I explain my transferring from Capella to NTS? -- You can call NTS whatever you want. That is legally betwween you and them. But once again and to set the record straight due to your libelous statements, I have never lied about either my education or my experience.

F. You write: "LIE - May 2, 2001-May 23, 2002 – “Moran was a counselor in the adolescent substance abuse program; he was not a director and would have needed higher credentials than he had. He answered to those above him. A BA in criminal justice and hopefully some experience counseling adolescents would have gotten him the job.” - I was hired as an adolescnet psychotherapist in the inpatient program in St. Charles, Missouri. I was then temporarily promoted to lead therapist and program director. When I worked with the St. Louis City Juvenile Drug Court (22nd Judicial District) I was in fact the program developer, clinical/program director and did all of the hiring, firing and grant writing for the program. This is public record. And when you make a statement like, "He was not a director and would have needed higher credential than he had, once again you have made libelous remarks that hyou cannot cooroborate and therefore I am requesting you to immediately remove these lies.

G. You write: "LIE – No one at the Oklahoma First Church of the Nazarene has ever heard of Lawrence Moran nor have they even had a community outreach mental-health clinic." I worked under senior pastor Miles Knutson. We met while we sere both pursuing our first masters degrees in religion in Oklahoma City at Southern Nazarene University. I developed, directed and brought in private funding for the outreach program. Immediately remove these libelous statements.

H. I worked for DCCC in Hominy, Oklahoma for just under one year. The latter half of that year I interned for Presiding District Court Judge J.R. Pearman (Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Osage County). Judge Pearman along with Judge Gambill along with two professors of mine wrote four successful law school letters of reccomendation for me. And as much as I despise lawyers, yes, I was accepted to the University of Tulsa School of Law. I declined. Immediately remove these libelous statements.

I. You write: " Mr. Moran, I can only gather from your need to fabricate an entire work history in spite of obtaining a BA in Criminal Justice and an MS in Addictions Counseling that you have a problem with obtaining and keeping legitimate employment. Your need to lie and constantly change those lies exhibits a personality disorder of the type that should not be working in either criminal profiling or the psychology field. I hope you find gainful employment in some other profession." You will hide behind the guise of behavioral profiling when making these statements but Ms. Brown where is your doctoral work and graduate experience in criminal psychology? Where did you learn the diagnostic criteria (and I'm not referring to the DSM-IV) to render such unethical and damaging diagnoses e.g. personality disorder?

I am truly saddened that you chose to not take your own advice and not only ignore an Internet stalker but you chose to haphazardly do what you believe is an investigation into my education and experience and post these false findings in order to once again attempt to gain ground on those of us who are new to the profession. I'm sure that your followers would love to speak with Brent Turvey and hear what he has to say about your education and experience?

Ms. Brown, immediately remove all of these damaging and libelous statements you have made. Oh, and in regards to my criminal record, sure, leave it up there, I wouldn't want that any other way. And anyone who would like to know what went down that morning just give me a hollar.

Lawrence J. Moran, M.S.
Criminal Profiler
www.MoranCompanies.com

Pat Brown said...

I stand by my statements as what I wrote was verified by the organizations I contacted.

Thank you for adding yet another version of a resume to compare to the previous versions.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

Anonymous said...

Mr. Moran,

It kills me how you attempt a lame attack on Pat Brown, when you are CLEARLY a LIAR! You lied to my face, by introducing yourself as Dr. Moran. Face it, people have figured you out. You are clearly not a Dr. in any sense of the title and have not completed course work.

If you are so interested in calling yourself a Dr., why not finish your education rather than making claims?

I will keep you in my prayers, poor lost soul.

Ann O. Nymous said...

Mr. Moran, please...

You are found out! Busted! Exposed! Embrace the truth and cling to whatever tattered dignity you may have left. Let the lies stop here, for your own sake. For you will reap what you sew...

Anonymous said...

This is so ironic, considering Ms. Brown's CV is so completely pathetic. Go on Pat, post your own. Or post a case you have actually worked on. At least he did work on the Devlin case.

Anonymous said...

With reference to the Devlin case, just what did Moran do apart from posting his own watered down and plagiarized opinions on myspace and a couple other blogs? Oh, yes, let's not discount his "media appearances". Anyone could've gone on television and called a suspect names, what the hell?

And who, exactly, was Moran allegedly working for? Franklin County? The FBI? The Highway Patrol? Don't think so, but don't take my word for it, check that one out yourself. How about the families of the victims? Was he working for them? That's proven to be a pretty profitable angle for him.

And, anyone, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Aren't the services of a profiler most often engaged DURING the course of an ongoing investigation for the purpose of developing suspects, as opposed to AFTER the arrest? What would be the purpose of the latter, exactly?

An interesting point, given that nothing pertaining to the Devlin case with Moran's name on it even surfaced until after the case was closed.

Anonymous said...

Our good Friend Larry wrote

"..and unless you have an official transcript of my graduate work, including all of my Phd didactic work at Cappella, retract these blatant libelous and defaming lies immediately"

So if Pat Brown had your official transcript - her statements would be accurate? Remove these statements only if you don't have your transcripts?

Interesting..

Anonymous said...

Ouch.. poor little Larry got owned.

LOL nice.

Ann O. Nymous said...

Posted o Rich Crain's blogspot as well:

I've noticed something. Moran has removed the title "Dr." from virtually all his public postings.

That pretty much legitimizes Crain's and Brown's findings, don't you think?

Way to go Larry... or Bernie. Whatever.

Ann O. Nymous said...

I have to correct myself. He still uses the title "Dr." at:

www.lulu.com/generationnext

...one of those "on-demand" publishers Rich Crain talked about in one of his earlier blogs.

For Larry/Bernie;

Keep sweepin' & moppin' Larry. If you keep cleaning up your "act" like you have been, you'll eventually clean yourself right out of existence.

That's what happens when you live too many lies... the book, the movie, the town meetings, the Biography Channel docs, the Crane expose, and so on...

Incidently, the move to Facebook isn't going to keep you from being further exposed. It's just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

I am getting a little worried. Did something happen to Dr. Moran? Someone in his position would certainly have something to add to this discussion. I hope he is OK.

Maybe he is still digging a hole.

Anonymous said...

Or he is finishing his "PhD".. I love his mailbox.. "DR LAWRENCE MORAN"...

Anonymous said...

Well... Here we sit. "Dr" Moron has removed himself from the discussion.

Anyone think he has actually hired an attorney? He said in earlier statement to Ms. Brown “I will present you with an entirely new meaning of damage control. “

Ms. Brown – you are a beautiful woman and I Thank You! Don't worry about this clown unless you decide to visit St. Louis. I doubt this fool can afford gas to get out of town.

Maybe come November when the Tax auction takes place you should buy his home. “Dr” Moron is a bit late on his own bills..

http://www.co.st-clair.il.us/Departments/Assessor+Department/parcel.htm

Thank You Ms. Brown.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it, he gets his legal advice from a former Maries County prosecutor, who no longer practices law.

It's also been alleged, that same attorney turned him on to the family of the dead Marine he references in Maries County, MO, for the purpose of discrediting their local law enforcement in this year's elections.

Ann O. Nymous said...

My, my... things have been awfully quiet here in recent days. So, let's take a look at this Moran situation, shall we?

Moran takes some heat and closes his main myspace page so no one can see his "work" without his "permission". Interesting, after he chided us posters for our choice to speak anonymously.
(For now.)

He all but abandons his other myspace pages. Most likely, he recognizes these as being his most damaging work yet with regard to his own credibility, so he makes an attempt to distance himself from them. Obvious, in that one (WFJ), is chock full of nothing but lies and misinformation, while the other is simply a piss poor attempt to intimidate. Little more than a bad joke and a demonstration of his own instability, actually.

He then moves his "work" to an even more private forum (Facebook), again, where no one can see his "work" without his "permission". Why is he hiding if he is what he claims to be?

As previously stated, he abandoned the title of "Doctor", to which at first, he clung like a spider to an egg sack. That, in and of itself, is an act that can only be interpreted as a clear admission of guilt, knowing he's been exposed as a fraud.

He ceases his inane attempts to defend his veracity on this public forum, something someone of his purported credibility shouldn't of had to do in the first place.

Repeatedly, he publically and vehemently threatened the well being of at least two persons (see Rich Crainium's blog) again demonstrating his own instability and complete lack of credibility as a professional in any field at all, much less that which he claims as his own.

In my opinion, Moran, by his own actions and responses to the various allegations made by Crain, Brown and others, has done no less than validate the efforts made to prove him a fraud.

So, where is he now? Is he truly finished, or has he simply found a "safer" venue in which to peddle his wares of deception? Time will tell.

What do you think?

P.S. Ms. Brown, many thanks to you & Rich Crainium for these forums, and I apologize for being so lenghty in this "summation".

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Anonymous said...

Moran worked and was fired at pet premium...on the loading dock. What kind of PHD do you need to take dog food off a truck.

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