In 1989, Dr. Raymond Carr became an FBI Special Agent, a decision that crushed the careers of some of the most violent and dangerous criminals in history. Among them was the most notorious bank robber in United States history, and the subject of Ray’s book: 30 YEARS ON THE RUN: THE HUNT FOR THE MOST PROLIFIC BANK ROBBER IN HISTORY.
The FBI recognized Ray’s talents quickly, allowing the Special Agent to explore what was then a new concept called criminal profiling and is now standard practice. Ray, who had a special interest in human behavior, honed his profiling skills and became one of the nation’s leading experts on the investigative technique. Little did he know this skill would help nail the infamous bank robber.
Carr also served the FBI as its primary coordinator for the Philadelphia Division, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, and the Philadelphia Hostage Negotiation Team.
According to Supervisory Special Agent Joe Marjarowitz of Philadelphia, Carr was and continues to be one of the most respected FBI agents of his time among his fellow agents. “Ray performed the rare and critical role for the FBI of a case agent who worked throughout his career on complex criminal cases against the most violent and dangerous subjects the FBI encountered,” says Marjarowitz.
Retired Supervisory Special Agent James R. Fitzgerald, best known for his role in helping to nab the Unabomber and was the inspiration behind Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt: Unabomber,” calls Ray “the consummate law enforcement professional during his 25 years with the FBI. He was an excellent investigator, having resolved numerous major criminal cases during his career.
“He was also well known for his skill sets as a SWAT member, hostage negotiator, and profiling coordinator,” adds Fitzgerald. “Ray provided formal training in these three areas to fellow FBI agents, as well as to local and state police, and was highly respected by his peers in doing so. Now, in academia and working as a consultant, Ray maintains his well-established work ethic, imparting his collective knowledge to his students and all others who come into contact with him.”
Post-FBI and throughout his law enforcement career, Ray excelled in academia, having lectured at Saint Joseph’s University, Villanova University, University of Pennsylvania, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Wilmington University. His reputation was so respected in the law-enforcement field he was appointed and continues to serve as director of The Criminal Justice Institute at Wilmington University. He holds a B.S. In Criminal Justice from Kutztown University, an M.S. in Administration of Justice from West Chester University; a B.S. and MBA in Accounting and Finance from Widener University; and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Ray is passionate about sharing his expertise with students, but also with state and local police departments via training and case consultations in behavior methodology. He specializes in unsolved homicides, terroristic threats, serial rapists, and serial murders.
His first foray as an author dives deep into the inner workings of the FBI, criminal profiling, and the hunt for a bank robber who baffled law enforcement for decades. This career criminal pulled his first job at 15, robbing a local candy store. The offender was shot during that foiled robbery and spent eight months at a youth correction facility. But he didn’t feel the cold cement of a prison cell prison until 2002, when Ray led his arrest. Live the manhunt in 30 YEARS ON THE RUN: THE HUNT FOR THE MOST PROLIFIC BANK ROBBER IN HISTORY, and delve deep with the skilled professionals of the FBI.