Jim Clemente is the preeminent voice for law enforcement expertise serving as staff writer and tech advisor for the hit CBS show Criminal Minds since the series began 12 seasons ago. A writer, producer, and seasoned expert, Jim is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler and former Prosecutor for the New York City Law Department. During his 22-year career with the FBI, he has investigated serial killers, sexual predators, public corruption, white collar and violent crimes and worked as an undercover agent posing as everything from a street beggar to a Wall Street broker. For over a decade he was an FBI Profiler investigating serial violent and sexual crimes and he is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of Child Sexual Victimization, Sexual Homicide, and Child Abduction. Since retiring from the FBI, Jim has been providing expert consulting and testimony services on Criminal Minds, Secrets and Lies, Quantico and Those Who Kill, to name just a few, while also appearing as on-air talent for several television series, including Killer Profile, Crime Time, and more recently The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey for CBS.
Jim created X-G Productions as a leading production company and consulting firm that employs tech advisers and consultants on several shows including Quantico, Blindspot, Hunted, Sleepy Hollow, and It Takes a Killer. On Criminal Minds, he now serves as a producer in addition to writing several episodes. Recently, Jim and X-G Productions created and sold the series The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey to CBS and the forthcoming investigative docu-series Serial Predator to TNT. In addition to non-scripted content, Jim co-wrote and sold the first ever scripted series to Discovery, Manifesto, about the real-life story behind the hunt for the Unabomber, premiering in 2017. Throughout his storied and exciting career, Jim has sold countless pilots and screenplays and also wrote the novel Without Consent (Rothco Press).