Advisory Board

Dr. Carl Jensen III

Carl Jensen III, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, The University of Mississippi. He 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 on the staff of the Commander, Submarine Group Five. He graduated from FBI New Agents Training in 1984 and has served as a field agent in the following offices: Atlanta, Georgia; Monterey, California; and Youngstown, Ohio.
He reported to the FBI Laboratory in August, 1992, and received certification as a Racketeering Records Examiner in March, 1993. He has testified numerous times in federal and state court as an expert in the field of drug and money laundering records analysis. From 1995 until 1997, he served as the Drug Subunit Program Coordinator for the Racketeering Records Analysis Unit.
In June 1997, Carl reported to the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he instructed, conducted research, and provided consultation. He is also the founder and recent chairman of the Futures Working Group, which is dedicated to developing ethical and effective strategies for the future of law enforcement.
His research interests include individual and group dynamics as they relate to extremist and terrorist groups, the practical application of criminal justice research, and the future of policing. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he earned 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.
He has authored and coauthored numerous articles 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.
In 2006, Carl retired from the FBI after 22 years of service. Upon his retirement from the FBI, he 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.
Carl authored Beyond the Tea Leaves and coauthored Law Enforcement and the Millennialist Vision: A Behavioral Approach and Homicidal Poisoning: The Silent Offense.