Dr. Scott Bonn



Dr. Scott Bonn is Professor of Criminology at Drew University in Madison, NJ. He is also a critically acclaimed author, public speaker, media expert and commentator. Professor Bonn examines and explains criminal behavior and the complex motivations of criminals. He offers insights into various types of crime, including white-collar, organized crime, bullying, domestic violence, sexual assault and serial homicide. Dr. Bonn has made an extensive study of suicide which is dramatically on the rise in the U.S. The tragedy of suicide has touched his life personally and he will offer important new perspectives on this growing social problem in his forthcoming book titled Suicide is the New Murder: Anger Turned on Oneself. Professor Bonn is not your average academic. He combines expert knowledge with a media insider’s perspective into news and entertainment from his twenty-plus years of senior-level corporate experience. As such, he has unique insights into the agenda-setting powers of corporate leaders, politicians and the news media. He is the author of Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq, a critically acclaimed book on propaganda, terrorism and war crime from Rutgers University Press (2010). His most recent book, Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World’s Most Savage Murderers, from Skyhorse Press (2014) is receiving rave reviews and is selling robustly around the world. Professor Bonn received a Ph.D. in Sociology (Criminology) at the University of Miami. He received a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at San Jose State University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism at Kent State University. He teaches courses in criminology, sociology of deviance, media and crime, and criminal justice