Recognition of Thoughtprint Decoding:
The Wave of the Future

The thoughtprint decoding method has been recognized by forensic authorities including law enforcement, criminologists, attorneys, and forensic psychiatrists/psychologists. Dr. Hodges’ work has been reviewed by peers in professional journals and referenced in criminology journals. He has been credited with a new way of profiling forensic documents and adding a crucial dimension to the field of psycholinguistics.

Endorsements by noted criminologist, authority on serial killers, and former police officer:

“This new technique of thoughtprint decoding will result in criminal offenders "speaking" through their deeper encoded unconscious messages and revealing their motives and true identities when written or spoken messages are decoded. Acceptance and application of this new forensic technique to written documents and oral communications will greatly contribute to the law enforcement arsenal of criminal investigation in the future.”

Steven A. Egger, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Criminology, University of Houston

“Having investigated criminal matters for 26 years, I find that Dr. Hodges’ study of the deeper intelligence is a real breakthrough in criminal investigations. I wish I had known about his method while I was still conducting investigations.”

Charles Donald Byron, Special Agent, FBI (retired)

“As a former district attorney, I am convinced that Dr. Hodges makes a compelling case for “thoughtprints” in solving criminal cases and their potential for forensic evaluations. Practicing as a trial lawyer for years in the county in California where a judge first allowed DNA to be admitted into evidence, I am particularly attune to innovative new methods of forensic investigation. Recently, our branch of the national educational legal society (Inns of Court) consisting of eighty lawyer/ judge members featured the “thoughtprint decoding” method as the central presentation.”

Richard A. Regnier, Attorney
Diplomate National Board of Trial Advocacy

“During the last 6 years I have consulted with Dr. Hodges several times regarding cases where written notes were involved. As a retired FBI agent and active Chief of Police I have found his unconscious communication technique to be useful. I think his study of the ransom note in the JonBenet Ramsey case was insightful and found his book to be fascinating.”

Donald Dixon, Chief of Police (Special Agent, F.B.I., retired)
Lake Charles, Louisiana

“I have followed with interest the use of thoughtprint decoding developed by Dr. Hodges to identify suspects in criminal cases. My support of his techniques also stems from my background as a prosecutor and District Attorney.”

Parham Williams
Dean, Chapman University School of Law (Los Angeles)

“Indeed a new type of investigator is on the forensic scene. The discovery of the deeper intelligence is like the discovery of DNA. Hodges’ profiling method offers us hidden confessions and chilling explanations as to motives when forensic documents or oral interrogations are available.”

Irving Weisberg, Ph.D., psychologist
Faculty member, Adelphi University (Garden City, New York)

“Dr. Hodges has successfully applied a sound and validated method of decoding the unconscious mind to the world of criminal investigation. This exciting work demands serious consideration.”

M. Mark McKee, Psy.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Chicago)

“Hodges’ thoughtprint forensic approach represents a significant validation of cutting edge awareness in hidden communication.”

Duncan J.J. Magoon, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry
Wayne State University Medical School

“A remarkable application of a new psychological technique.”

Marc Lubin, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Chicago)

“Dr. Hodges demonstrates well the understanding from in-depth therapy that we cannot keep secrets, our unconscious mind speaks volumes.”

Marc Kessler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Vermont

“Following this well validated new forensic method of psycholinguistic decoding sometimes feels like Dr. Watson hurtling behind Hodges’ Sherlock Holmes.”

Arthur R. Jacobs, M.D., Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“Psychological Profiling: Past, Present, and Future”
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

“The development of psychological profiling is examined from its use during World War II to its use today in criminal investigation.

“Profiling is generally based on the premise that an accurate analysis and interpretation of the crime scene and other locations related to the crime can indicate the type of person who committed the crime...In order for there to be any substantial progress toward the licensing of profilers...it will be necessary for profiling to become much more of a science than an art...

“In addition to computerized profiling, social scientists are making progress with forensic analysis of written documents. Hodges, Callahan, and Groesbeck are developing and experimenting with a concept that they refer to as “profile decoding” [since changed to “thoughtprint decoding”]. Profile decoding is based on Dr. Robert Langs’ theory of the unconscious mind and the encoding of hidden communication...This work is currently being applied to the JonBenet Ramsey kidnapping note. With this written document, these researchers are attempting to seek the identity and the motive of the author of the note by decoding and clarifying the hidden communication of the narrative of the note. This new profiling technique has the potential to increase law enforcement’s forensic capabilities in dealing with ransom notes and other criminal writing...

“Some observers of profiling in the United States may argue that the art of science of profiling by the FBI, although significant and important, has not progressed or moved forward since its development of the asocial disorganized and nonsocial organized types in the late 1970’s...It becomes readily apparent that policing is becoming a knowledge industry. In the age of information...policing must gather all the information possible and shape it into knowledge in a timely and effective manner...The better the profile, the better its forensic quality.

“The behavioral sciences have indeed contributed greatly to offender profiling as a tool for law enforcement. Now that this tool is readily available...it needs to be sharpened and honed through refinement of research techniques and the further development of theoretical constructs so that it can increase the effectiveness of criminal investigation.”

Steven A. Egger, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Springfield,
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Vol. 15 No. 3, August, 1999 242-261

About Dr. Andrew G. Hodges

  • Board certified psychiatrist (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Outstanding Clinician’s Award 1995, International Society of Communicative Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Private Practice of Psychiatry (including Forensic Psychiatry) Birmingham, Alabama

Author Publications

“Suicidal Threats: Reading Between the Lines,” Suicide and Law Enforcement, FBI Behavioral Science Unit, Quantico, Va, 2002 (Article explaining new forensic approach and the advantages to law enforcement)

The Deeper Intelligence, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1994. (Book explaining significant clinical breakthrough to the unconscious mind along with applications)

A Mother Gone Bad, Village House Publishers, 1998
Who Will Speak for JonBenet?, Village House Publishers, 2000 (Two books explaining forensic technique of thoughtprint decoding, acclaimed by forensic authorities)

“The Langsian Approach to Acting Out,” Listening and Interpreting, Jason Aronson Publishers, New York, 1981. (Chapter in academic book for therapists explaining use of unconscious communication in decoding actions and matching actions to verbal communications.);