Dr. Carl J. Jensen III, Ph.D.

Carl-Jensen-150wCarl Jensen is a 1978 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy.  He served in the Navy from 1978 until 1983, first aboard the nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington Carver and then as an aide to the Commander of Submarine Group Five.  He subsequently enjoyed a 22-year career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a field agent, a forensic examiner, and a Supervisory Special Agent in the Behavioral Science Unit.

Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2006, Dr. Jensen joined the RAND Corporation as a Senior Behavioral Scientist.  In 2007, he joined the Legal Studies faculty at the University of Mississippi while retaining adjunct status at RAND.  In 2008, he was appointed as the Director of the University’s Center for Intelligence and Security Studies.

His current research interests include novel and effective approaches to counterterrorism, individual and group dynamics as they relate to extremist and terrorist groups, the practical application of criminal justice research, and applied intelligence and futures research.  In addition to his undergraduate degree, SSA Jensen holds a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Maryland.   He was a 2004 recipient of the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Award, given for excellence in criminal justice research and a 2008 recipient of the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award.

Dr. Jensen has authored and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters and reviews which have appeared in such publications as Forensic Science International, the Law Enforcement Bulletin, the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, the Prosecutor, the Michigan Law Enforcement Bulletin, the American Behavioral Scientist, the Police Futurist Newsletter, Law and Order, Police Research and Management, Law Enforcement Technology, and the FBI National Academy Associates’ Magazine.