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Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.


Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D., is a practicing psychic medium and a retired criminal profiler who has studied and investigated serial killers for more than 20 years. She has interviewed serial killers and mass murderers and consulted on hundreds of serial cases for police departments. She has trained thousands of FBI agents, detectives, Attorney General Investigators and others. She has consulted with elected officials, and her research has appeared in the U.S. Congressional Report. Dr. Schurman-Kauflin is the author of 3 profiling books and numerous articles. She is the author of profiles for female serial killers, sadistic killers, and terrorists. In 2000, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin was asked to prepare a profile of the unsolved BTK serial killer case. This was published by Court TV, and in 2004, Dennis Rader sent a copy of Dr. Schurman-Kauflin's profile of him to police prior to his capture. He had renamed her profile "Hits" because it described him so accurately. She predicted the Mumbai India terror attacks in 2008 and 2011. Additionally, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin has appeared as an expert on the Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Seoul Broadcasting Network, Fox News, ABC, CNN, and many radio programs. Her most recent book "Is There a Ghost in Your House?" was released March 2014. It is available on

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