James McNamara served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent for over 25 years, the last 18 years as a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Behavioral Analysis Unit, Critical Incident Response Group in Quantico, Virginia. He reviewed investigations submitted by law enforcement agencies worldwide and provided operational investigative support, expert witness testimony, behavioral analysis, crime scene assessment, violence risk assessments, threat assessments, as well as recommending investigative and interview strategies, major case management and prosecutive strategies.
Mr. McNamara served as a consultant to law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide on thousands of cases involving homicide, equivocal death, sexual assault, abductions, threat assessment, extortions, arsons, bombings, stalking, product tampering, workplace violence and white-collar crime. He has provided advanced instruction in violent crime and white-collar crime to law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, mental health professionals, military units and academia both nationally and internationally. Mr. McNamara has published research in peer reviewed scientific journals regarding violent offenders and their crimes, homicide, sexual assault, threat assessment and false allegation.
During the last ten years, Mr. McNamara, as an expert in criminal behavior, has provided litigation support as both a consulting expert and testifying expert witness in hundreds of civil law cases across the United States in the areas of premises liability to include reasonable foreseeability, reasonableness of security and deterrability.
Mr. McNamara is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He has also served as Adjunct Faculty, Forensic Psychology Graduate Program, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Mr. McNamara was the FBI Program Manager of a Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Fellowship Program sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army National Medical Center.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. McNamara served as a Unites States Marine Corps Infantry Officer assigned to the Fleet Marine Force. He was then employed as a manager for a Fortune 500 corporation.