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Steven served twenty-one years as a street officer and undercover sex crimes (SVU) detective. He also served as firearms instructor, traffic homicide investigator, riot team member, combat pistol competition team member, field training officer (attached to the police academy), and public speaker.
He achieved the rank of Lieutenant, was two time awardee of Police Officer of the Year, and received numerous civilian and departmental commendations.
Steven was the arresting officer of The Clairemont Killer (serial killer featured on America's Most Wanted®) and arresting officer of a Fugitive From Justice on Canada's Most Wanted. He received his arson training from Dr. Henry Lee (known for his work on the JonBenet Ramsey and O. J. Simpson cases).
Some of the cases on which Steven worked have been seen on such television shows as Murder in the Afternoon (TruTV®), New Detectives (Discovery Channel®), and Unusual Suspects (Investigation Discovery®) and such media as The New York Times®, The Los Angeles Times®, San Diego Union-Tribune®, The Gadsden Times®, and The Washington Post®.
Prior to his police career, Steven was friends with the serial killer and cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer.
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TRUE CRIME CONTRIBUTOR
Each week, Steve presents a crime commentary. The topics are wide and vary from week to week. Topics will include serial killers, blood spatter, decomposition forensics, ballistics, gunshot residue, how detectives tell if someone is lying to them, forgery, current crime issues, wound forensics, fingerprints, DNA, forensic anthropology, forensic psychology, crime scene profiling, and MUCH MORE!
Occasionally, a topic will have an accompanying 'handout' and can be downloaded for free at www.StevenDavidLampley.com/handouts.
FORENSICS FOR THE TRUE CRIME FAN
(Seminar) A Very Popular Program!
Steven is now traveling the country presenting his seminar, Forensics for the True Crime Fan. This seminar is an amazing, behind the scenes, information you may not get anywhere else, filled seminar. Perfect for the true crime fan or for anyone who is interested in forensics and how detectives solve crimes. Steven covers such topics as blood spatter, ballistics and gunshot residue, crime scene and criminal profiling, fingerprints, DNA, serial killers, forensic psychology, forensic anthropology, how detectives detect lying in suspects, human decomposition forensics, and MUCH more! For more information, go to Steven's website www.StevenDavidLampley.com.
AUTHOR / ACTOR
Steven now serves as an author having penned such books as Outside Your Door, How to Catch a Liar, Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, and True Crime Facts Your May Not Know. He also accepts acting roles for film and television having filmed in Logan Lucky®, Let There Be Light®, and CMT's Still the King.
Steven's Amazon Author's Page.
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TRUE CRIME BOOKS AND GUEST INTERIVEWS
Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used
psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals—the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.
In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.
During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.
As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
Francis Lee Bailey, Jr. (born June 10, 1933) is an American former attorney. For most of his career, he was licensed in Massachusetts and Florida, where he was disbarred in 2001. He was a criminal defense attorney who served as the lawyer in the re-trial of osteopathic physician Sam Sheppard. He was also the supervisory attorney over attorney Mark J. Kadish in the court martial of Captain Ernest Medina for the My Lai Massacre, among other high-profile trials, and was one of the lawyers for the defense in the O. J. Simpson murder case. He has also had a number of visible defeats, legal controversies, and personal trouble with the law, and was disbarred in Massachusetts and Florida for misconduct while defending his client Claude DuBoc. In 2014, he was denied a law license by the Maine State Bar Association and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
INTERVIEW WITH F. LEE BAILEY 2017
In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the 20th century's most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls".
At age 14, Dianne Lake - with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them - became one of "Charlie's girls", a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson's true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips to The Beatles' White Album and Manson's dangerous messiah complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group's descent into madness as she lived it.
Though she never participated in any of the group's gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution's case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life.
While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.
“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a
gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private
practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s history.
Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called “police harassment” and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gave a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession—to his new lawyer. Gacy was eventually charged with murder and Amirante suddenly became the defense attorney for one of American’s most disturbing serial killers. It was his first case.
This new edition of John Wayne Gacy, which contains updated material about the case that has come to light since the book’s original publication, recounts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.
ROBERT F KENNEDY JR
On Halloween 1975, Martha Moxley was found brutally murdered outside her home in swanky Greenwich, Connecticut. Twenty-seven years
after her death, the State of Connecticut spent some $25 million to convict her friend and neighbor, Michael Skakel, of the murder. At Michael’s criminal trial, the State offered no physical or
forensic evidence, no fingerprints or DNA, no eyewitness linking Michael to the killing. The trial ignited a media firestorm that transfixed the nation.
Now, Skakel’s cousin, acclaimed attorney and award-winning writer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. solves the baffling whodunit and clears his cousin’s name.
In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Jesse Ventura lays out his philosophy on marijuana, and why he’s always been in favor of legalization.
Now, more than ever before, our country needs to see full legalization of medical/recreational marijuana and hemp.
Any way you look at it, for whoever is using it, marijuana is a medicinal plant, in abundant supply. Every month and every year that goes by, we find out more positive things about it. Medicinal marijuana has been demonized through the years but obviously this plant has a great deal of positive attributes, and it’s also a renewable resource. Being a cash crop, marijuana is bad for the pharmaceutical industry. Is Big Pharma pressuring the government to continue to deny sick people access? If so, that’s truly a crime against American citizens. And as Ventura writes: “Our government won’t do the right thing and legalize marijuana unless we the people demand it, because there are so many people within our government on the payroll, all thanks to the War on Drugs."
In the follow-up to bestselling Blood Defense, Samantha is hired as the legal advocate for Cassie Sonnenberg after a brutal stabbing left the teenager’s father and brother dead, and her mother barely clinging to life. It’s a tabloid-ready case that has the nation in an uproar—and Sam facing her biggest challenge yet. Why did Cassie survive? Is she hiding something?
As Sam digs in to find the answers, she’s surprised to find herself identifying with Cassie, becoming more and more personally entangled in the case. But when Sam finally discovers the reason for that kinship, she faces a choice she never imagined she’d have to make.
SOMETHING WEIRD MEDIA
ALAN R WARREN-
STEVEN DAVID LAMPLEY