During the massive search for a man who killed his ex-girlfriend and then escaped from prison, national and local media outlets like CNN, Fox and the Philadelphia Inquirer relied on Wilmington University’s Criminal Justice Institute experts to share insights and perspectives.
Scott Duffey, the Institute’s co-director and a retired FBI agent, told CNN: “There’s a fight. There’s flight. He did the flight, and now it looks like he’s trying to put up a fight.”
Dr. Raymond Carr, co-director of WilmU’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), is a former FBI profiler who was involved in similar cases. “I can assess, based upon my experience, what they’re thinking and what they’re going through,” says Dr. Carr, who holds an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.
“I can assess, based upon my experience, what they’re thinking and what they’re going through.” — Dr. Raymond Carr
On Aug. 31, 2023, Danilo Cavalcante escaped from the Chester County Prison in Pennsylvania by “crab-walking” between two walls to reach the roof. Razor wire installed after an earlier inmate’s breakout didn’t stop Cavalcante.
“He had a very good plan to get out of prison, and he practiced that plan,” Dr. Carr said to Morning Host Peter MacArthur on WDEL radio. “But I don’t think he thought about what he’s going to do once he gets out.”
According to police, Cavalcante crossed rugged terrain in and around Longwood Gardens before stealing a van and driving to northern Chester County, where he took a rifle from a homeowner’s garage. The tense situation ended with Cavalcante’s arrest Sept. 13.
“He is alive. Everyone else is uninjured. And that’s what’s important at the end of the day,” Duffey explained on Fox’s Good Day Philadelphia, adding a message for any would-be fugitives. “You might be able to escape capture one day, two days, 12 days, 14 days — but we’re never going to stop coming for you, and we’re going to get you.”
“You might be able to escape capture one day, two days, 12 days, 14 days — but we’re never going to stop coming for you, and we’re going to get you.” — Scott Duffey
Wilmington University’s Criminal Justice Institute offers customized professional development and training to law enforcement professionals in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Critical topics include Cybersecurity, Terrorism, High School Safety, Human Trafficking, Active Shooter Preparedness Training and more.
The CJI’s True Crime Lecture Series features internationally recognized FBI profilers, undercover agents and investigators who share their experiences handling notorious cases from recent history.
Scott Duffey Media Appearances:
- September 6 on Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia
- September 8 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
- September 12 on CNN
- September 14 on LiveNOW from Fox
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