Gwen M Udell

Gwen M Udell

Gwen M Udell

Professor of Practice

Crime analysis, intelligence analysis, criminal investigative analysis, applied criminal psychology, crime pattern analysis, serial offenders.

Gwen M. Udell is Professor of Practice in the Criminology, Law and Society Dept. Prior to entering the academic field, she served as the Supervisor of the Crime Analysis Unit at the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia for 13+ years.  Over the years, she has assisted with numerous high profile major cases including the DC area Snipers and was a member of the East Coast Rapist Task Force. Ms. Udell obtained the level of Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) from the IACA. 

Current Research

Serial Offenders: Analysis and Investigation 

Selected Publications

Mrs. Udell recently served as a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts Publication Committee.

Courses Taught

CRIM 310 - Introduction to Intelligence Community

CRIM 312 - Intelligence Analysis Techniques

CRIM 490 - Crime Analysis and Introduction to Crime Mapping

CRIM 320 - Crime and Place

CRIM 400 - Applied Criminal Psychology

CRIM 490 - Serial Offenders

CRIM 495 - Capstone in Crim, Law & Society 


Masters of Science in Criminal Justice: Concentration on Criminal Behavior, Tiffin University

B.A. (Intelligence Studies), Mercyhurst University


Recent Presentations

Presenter at the annual International Association of Crime Analysts, Virginia Crime Analysis Network, and the annual College and Universities Police Investigators Conference

In the Media

Potomac News/Manassas Journal Messenger, A Trendy Career.