Whenever a young woman meets a tragic end, Pat Brown’s phone starts to ring. She spends the next few days on the national TV circuit making appearances on The Today Show, CNN, Nancy Grace, and more. She talks about what kind of person would commit the crime in question whether it’s a rape, murder, or some other horrific violation. Her hope is that by sharing some thoughts that may not have occurred to some of the viewers, she might save some lives.

In her book, How To Save Your Daughter’s Life: Straight Talk For Parents From America’s Top Criminal Profiler, Pat Brown, who has provided crime commentary and forensic analysis in more than 2,000 TV and radio appearances, talks to parents and their daughters in a no-holds-barred voice to get them to understand how predators choose victims and how to avoid becoming a target. She covers all of the dangers that today’s young women face and arms parents with information they rarely get from professionals.

Brown says that no one deserves to be murdered, even if she was out selling her body on the street or was buying drugs in a bad part of town, or was cheating on her boyfriend with his brother. She feels it’s terribly important to be honest and show women how the behaviors victims engage in may bring them into harm’s way.

“Talking about the perpetrator may be fascinating and educational, and we can rail about changing the system, locking these monsters up, but it isn’t going to do much to save your daughter’s life today,” Brown says.

In How To Save Your Daughter’s Life, the author hopes to help parents and young women understand the world of psychopaths and criminals; how they think, where they lurk, and how they lure and grab victims. She talks about what kinds of choices and defenses will protect her and which ones are dangerous. Each chapter in the book also has suggestions for the more willful child, and at the end of the chapter is a “Letter to My Daughter” that even a defiant daughter may benefit from.

This book reads like a handbook and should be a part of the household of anyone with a daughter. Truly, this is straight talk for parents from an expert criminal profiler.


Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and founder and CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange and The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. She has provided crime commentary and profiling and forensic analysis in more than 2,000 television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She can be seen regularly on the cable television news programs on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX, and is a frequent guest of The Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Larry King, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew, Joy Behar, and America’s Most Wanted. Her radio show Profile This! airs every Sunday on BlogTalkRadio (9:00 pm EST).

For four seasons, Brown profiled crimes on the weekly Court TV crime show, I, Detective. She is the host of the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, The Mysterious Death of Cleopatra. In the spring of 2006, Brown went inside one of Florida’s maximum-security prisons to interview a child murderer for the Discovery Channel series Evil Minds. In 2010 she profiled a new Jack the Ripper suspect for Investigation Discovery’s Mystery Files. She is the author of The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers, Psychopaths, and Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, and is a contract writer for Crime Library. Brown contributed special feature content included in the 2005 home DVD edition of Profiler: Season Two and the 15th Anniversary Edition, 2006 DVD release of Quentin Tarantino’s crime classic Reservoir Dogs.

Since 1996, Brown’s organization The Sexual Homicide Exchange (SHE) has offered criminal profiling services at no charge to law enforcement and training for detectives. Its latest program, All Our Children Matter, is dedicated to stopping violence against children through criminal profiling education and proactive training for parents and communities.

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