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Vernon Lewis "Vern" Quinsey (born October 10, 1944) is a Canadian psychologist. He has studied violent crime offenders, sex offenders, sexually violent predators, juvenile delinquency, and ways to predict, assess, and manage individuals with these tendencies. He testified in court that a rapist, Allen Edward Bullock, was "erotically attracted to that kind of behavior".
Quinsey was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba. He earned a bachelor's degree from University of North Dakota in 1966. He then entered the e Biopsychology Program University of Massachusetts at Amherst, earning a master's degree in 1969 and a Ph.D. in 1970. He taught at Smith College while completing his graduate studies. In 1970 and 1971, Quinsey did postdoctoral work at Dalhousie University.
He was appointed to the staff of Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre in 1971 and was appointed Director of research in 1976. In 1984 he spent two years as a visiting scientist at the Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal and adjunct associate professor at Concordia University. In 1986 he was appointed Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Department at University of Toronto. He was then appointed Professor and Queen's National Scholar in the Psychology Department at Queen's University in 1988, where he held cross positions in the Division of Forensic/Correctional Psychiatry and Biology. In 2009 he was appointed Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Biology, & Psychiatry.
His work has attempted to predict criminal recidivism using actuarial techniques.