Sociopaths and Psychopaths

September 1, 2011
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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Do you know someone you believe is a sociopath? Have you ever met a psychopath? These predators have turned manipulation into an art form. They frequently prey on an unwary individuals needs and are treacherous because they can often seem appealing, flattering and fun. Coupled with violence, this master manipulator becomes a serious threat. Private investigators regularly come in contact with sociopaths and psychopaths and those who are experts in creating a maze of deception and contradiction. Tune in to hear psychotherapist, author and former law enforcement officer, Dr. Dorothy McCoy, address this intriguing topic.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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