Justin Ramsdell

Justin Ramsdell

Justin Ramsdell

Assistant Professor

Forensic Psychology, Law Enforcement Crisis De-Escalation, Victim Experiences, Psychology of Criminal Behavior

Dr. Ramsdell is an Assistant Professor of psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to teaching psychology at the undergraduate level he also works as a forensic psychologist; serving as an expert witness consultant, primarily in cases involving law enforcement officer use of force and crisis de-escalation with individuals experiencing mental health crises. He also serves as a trainer for federal and local government law enforcement agencies and local police Crisis Intervention Teams. Prior to his promotion to his academic position, he trained and worked as a psychologist at several maximum-security mental hospitals and a jails. 

His current work, both academic and consulting, focuses on the law enforcement interactions with individuals with severe mental illnesses, crisis deescalation, and the psychology of victim experiences. 

 

 

In the Media

  • Chad Irwin and Suicide by Cop, “Air Talk with Larry Mantle” 89.3 KPCC (Los Angeles NPR Affiliate) (2018, August).
  • Rotten Psychology (Episode 675)– The Art of Charm Podcast (2018, March).
  • Practitioner’s Perspective – The National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center (August, 2017).
  • Newsweek - Police Shootings: Oklahoma Cop Kills Deaf Man in Latest Attack on Disabled - by Christal Hayes (2017, September).
  • GW Hatchet - Reports of Stalking Spike So Far This Year - by Elizabeth Lancaster (2018, September).