Jay Richards

s, PhD is an African American forensic psychologist, author, and one of America’s leading psychopath experts. His novel Silhouette of Virtue follows Dr. Nathan Rivers, a black philosopher at a Midwestern University, on his quest to uncover the truth about a series of racially motivated rapes in the 1970’s.

In the field of criminal psychology, Dr. Richards is known for his groundbreaking research and insightful case studies of psychopaths and other mentally disordered offenders. He has over thirty years of experience in diagnosing, managing, and studying psychopaths, sex offenders, and mentally disordered offenders, and currently sits on the faculty at University of Washington and Seattle University. Dr. Richards appears as a psychopathy expert both in criminal cases and on a variety of media, including NPRDateline, and The Washington Post.

As a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, Dr. Richards brings his depth of experience as a criminal psychologist and his unique perspective as an African American to bear on a variety of themes, from sexual psychopathy and the criminal mind to racial identity and social justice. Richards believes that literature has an important role to play in illuminating fresh perspectives on current events and the major changes abreast in our society today.

On his site, you’ll find a rich array of media exploring psychology, philosophy, and fiction, including articles, short stories, and podcast interviews with experts in a broad variety of fields.