Journal of Forensic Research and Crime Studies

Editorial Board (JFRCS)

Patrick J. Solar
Patrick J. Solar
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
USA
Biography
He is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University, and an instructor in the Law Enforcement Program at Kishwaukee Community College. He has taught police officers on various topics for the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers Training and Standards Board and instructs new police chiefs for the Law Enforcement Executive Institute at Western Illinois University. He is also an instructor for Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff & Command. Solar has published a number of articles in various professional journals: “The Economics of Police Work Scheduling” Law & Order, Sept.-Oct. 2009 “The Organizational Context of Effective Policing” The Police Chief, February 2001 Volume LXVIII, Number 2 p. 39 “The Justification of Police Training and other Budget Strategies for Executives” Law & Order, October 1998 p. 121 “Changing Organizational Culture through Performance Appraisal”, Law & Order, May 1998 p. 22 He is a life time member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, a Certified Police Chief and serves on the Accreditation Council, the governing board for the Law Enforcement Accreditation program (ILEAP). The council sets the standards for professional law enforcement in Illinois. He is a long time member of Rotary International, past-President of the DeKalb County Law Enforcement Executives Association and a former Chairman of the Northern Illinois Police Training and Advisory Board.
Publications
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
USA
Research Interest
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ROBERT ALLEN
ROBERT ALLEN
Professor of Forensic Science and Chairman
Oklahoma State University
USA
Biography
Publications
Professor of Forensic Science and Chairman
Oklahoma State University
USA
Research Interest
KAMIL HAKAN DOGAN
KAMIL HAKAN DOGAN
Associate Professor
Selcuk University
Turkey
Biography
Kamil Hakan DOGAN is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Selcuk University of Turkey. He received his MD degree at Gazi University in 2000 and specialist training of forensic medicine at Selcuk University in 2005. After his extensive researches in forensic medicine field, he received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Selcuk University Institute of Health Sciences in 2012. He teaches forensic medicine to medical students as well as students of dentistry and law faculties. He also gives lectures about Medical Ethics to medical students. He has published over 170 abstracts in scientific meetings, articles in refereed journals and chapters in textbooks. His publications were cited more than 200 times. He is also a member of The Society of Forensic Medicine Specialits.
Publications
Associate Professor
Selcuk University
Turkey
Research Interest
Suicide types, suicide motivations, forensic pathology, blank guns, mole guns, child deaths, homicide-suicides, complex suicides, farm tractor-related fatalities, livestock related injuries and deaths, death scene investigation, postmortem interval determination, forensic biochemistry, suicide biochemistry
Henry C. Lee
Henry C. Lee
Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven
Founder, Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science
Director, Forensic Research & Training Center
USA
Biography
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Publications
Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven
Founder, Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science
Director, Forensic Research & Training Center
USA
Research Interest
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Xu Zeng
Xu Zeng
Associate Professor
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
USA
Biography
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Publications
Associate Professor
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
USA
Research Interest
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Roghieh Nooripour
Roghieh Nooripour
Lecturer
Al-Zahra University
Iran
Biography
Roghieh Nooripour, Ph.D, is Lecturer in Al-Zahra University. where she teaches psychology on undergraduate programs. She received her MA at the Shahid Beheshti University and she will receive her Ph.D. at the Al-Zahra University. Roghieh has published number of articles in various professional journals: “The Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on Enhancement of Effective Communication Skills Among Military Families’ Students: Journal of Military Psychology,2012”--“Effectiveness of self-efficacy group training on quality of life and sexual self-efficacy in addicts: Journal of Applied Psychology,2013”-- “Effectiveness of self-efficacy group therapy on problem solving skill and sexual self-efficacy in addicted women:2014”—“ Relationship between religious orientation, perfectionism and self-efficacy with stress in university students:2014”—“ Effectiveness of Quality of Life Therapy Aimed at Improving Sexual Self-Efficacy and Marital Satisfaction in Addict Couples of Treatment Period:2013”. Roghieh has translated many books English into Persian (Farsi); such as Anger Management, Mode Deactivation Therapy for Treating Aggression and Oppositional Behavior in Adolescents and so on. She is lifetime member of Iranian Psychological Association and member of Iranian Association of social Psychology (Since 2012).
Publications
Lecturer
Al-Zahra University
Iran
Research Interest
Social Problems, Addictions, Sexual Harassment, criminal violence, mental health, problem solving, abused drugs and Criminal investigation
David J. Thomas
David J. Thomas
Associate Professor
Gulf Coast University
USA
Biography
David J. Thomas, Ph.D., currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Professional Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University where he teaches in the Justice Studies Program. He holds Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology and a Master’s in Education. Dr. Thomas served as a police officer in Michigan and in Florida, retiring from the Gainesville Police Department after twenty years of service. During his tenure as an officer he has held assignments in: Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Detectives, Narcotics, Training, Community Oriented Police Team, Hostage Negotiation, and served as a Field Training Officer. Training is his specialty where he has been certified to train police recruits and in-service officers for the last 29 years. He is a certified expert in the Florida courts in the use of force. In addition to his academic pursuits Dr. Thomas is the CEO of Police Counseling Services, LLC where he provides consulting and counseling services to several law enforcement agencies in Florida.
Publications
Associate Professor
Gulf Coast University
USA
Research Interest
Police, Police/Forensic Psychology, Serial Homicide, Victimology, Violence, and Terrorism.
Steven A Koehler
Steven A Koehler
Director
Forensic Medical Investigations, LLC
USA
Biography
Steven A. Koehler, MPH., Ph.D., is a Forensic Epidemiologist, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and Director of a Forensic Medical Investigations, LLC a Consulting company. His expertise is in the fields of forensic epidemiology, death investigation, forensic investigation, public health, and research. He was the former head of the Forensic Epidemiological Department and the Chief Forensic Epidemiologists at the Allegheny County Medical Examiners Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He teaches forensic epidemiology, forensic science, and research methods and how to conduct research within forensic science. Dr. Koehler has a B.S in Biology and Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College, a MPH in Public Health and a Ph.D. in Forensic Epidemiology. He is an adjunct associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and at the Duquesne School of Law. He held seats on the Suicide Death Review committee, Child Death Review committee, the Firearm Death Review board, and the Internal Monitoring Committee for the Center for Injury Research and Control. He is one of the founding members of the Journal of Forensic Nursing. He is also services on the editor board and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Health. He has presented at numerous conferences including the National Injury Prevention & Injury Conference, International Associated of Forensic Nurses, National Medical Examiner Association, US and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Food and Drug Administration, and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Koehler was also a former Pathology Assistant at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Koehler can be contacted at forensicmedicalinvestigations.com or sakoehler100@hotmail.com or by phone at 412-487-2531.
Publications
Director
Forensic Medical Investigations, LLC
USA
Research Interest
Forensic Medicine, Forensic Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Death Investigations, Injury, Causation.
Richard Li
Richard Li
Associate Professor
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
USA
Biography
Dr. Richard Li is an Associate Professor of Forensic Biology in John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Additionally, he serves as a faculty member for the Ph.D. Program in Forensic Science specialization of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice, John Jay College. He earned his M.S. in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as a DNA analyst at the Department of Forensic Biology, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. For the past decade, he has held faculty positions in forensic science programs.
Publications
Associate Professor
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Li’s current research interests include forensic analysis methods potentially useful for processing biological evidence recovered from crime scenes.
Wayne D. Lord
Wayne D. Lord
Professor
University of Central Oklahoma
W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute
USA
Biography
Dr. Wayne D. Lord is currently a Professor in the W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute (FSI) and Department of Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the forensic, behavioral, and biological sciences, he serves as the Graduate Program Advisor for the FSI. As a former Supervisory Special Agent and twenty-one year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he has previously served in a wide variety of investigative and supervisory assignments in the forensic and behavioral sciences. Dr. Lord served as a Unit Chief in the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) which is part of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG). Specifically, Dr. Lord directed Behavioral Analysis Unit -III, which provides behaviorally-based investigative and operational support to time sensitive and complex crimes involving child victims, including child abductions, child homicides, mysterious disappearances of children, and child sexual victimization. Additionally, Dr. Lord provided oversight for the NCAVC’s behavioral research program. Following completion of New Agent’s training in 1986, Dr. Lord was assigned to the Hartford, CT Resident Agency of the FBI’s New Haven Field Division, and subsequently served in the Forensic Science Research and Training Center (FSRTC) of the FBI’s Laboratory Division. Dr. Lord was instrumental in the conceptualization, development, and management of the FBI’s nationwide Evidence Response Team (ERT) program. He has also served as a field division relief supervisor, FBI pilot-in-command and SWAT team member. Prior to entering FBI service, Dr. Lord served as a USAF Medical Entomologist - Parasitologist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, DC and held an adjunct faculty appointment at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. Additionally, Dr. Lord served as a forensic science consultant to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). Dr. Lord holds academic degrees in biology, entomology/ecology, and zoology. He has extensive experience in criminal investigations, the detection and recovery of human remains, crime scene management, forensic entomology, and in the behavioral analysis of violent crimes. Dr. Lord has co-authored over fifty scientific articles and book chapters, and lectures extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Lord's research interests include the application of insect ecology to human and wildlife forensic investigations; the study of juvenile mortality in social organisms; the behavioral ecology of child abduction and child homicide; vertebrate taphonomy; and the biology/ecology of emerging parasitic diseases.
Publications
Professor
University of Central Oklahoma
W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute
USA
Research Interest
Behavioral Ecology of Child Abduction and Child Homicide Vertebrate Decomposition and Taphonomy Population Ecology of Yellowjacket Wasps (Hymenoptera:Vespidae) Foraging Behavior of Honeybees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Parasites of Marine Vertebrates
Phoebe Morgan
Phoebe Morgan
Professor
Northern Arizona University
USA
Biography
Phoebe Morgan holds a Ph.D. in Justice Studies and is a professor of Criminology, a board certified ombudsman and a credentialed mediator. She has 20 years of university teaching experience with expertise in classroom conflict management. She is internationally renowned for her research about sexual harassment complaint and has also published scholarship about crime victim/crime worker relations, gun control law and online plagiarism. Her current research regards the privatization of alternative dispute resolution. She is a lifetime member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and is currently serving on the SSSP Executive Board. Dr Morgan reviews manuscripts for Social Problems, Contemporary Ethnography, Gender and Society, Violence Against Women, Feminist Criminology, Sage, Praeger, Greenwood and Pine Forge. She has led numerous leadership workshops on conflict management and regularly provides professional consultation, sensitivity training and expert witness testimony about sexual harassment and workplace disputes.
Publications
Professor
Northern Arizona University
USA
Research Interest
Law and Society: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Sexual Harassment Field Research: Qualitative Research Methodologies, Art-Based Research Higher Education: Online Course Delivery, Classroom Conflict Management
Michael Hooper
Michael Hooper
Adjunct Professor
Sonoma State University
USA
Biography
Mike Hooper, Ph.D., began his involvement with the criminal justice system as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. Following a 23-year career with LAPD, he served as a faculty member within the Criminal Justice Program at Penn State University. After a 5-year stint at PSU, he returned to California to assume a leadership position with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. He served 13 years with POST. He joined the Sonoma State University faculty as a lecturer concurrent with his appointment at POST. He is committed to fostering enhancement of the communications capabilities of those aspiring to careers within the criminal justice system. Throughout his professional pursuits, he gained appreciation for the importance of accurate and clear communication. He strives to instill in students methodologies for identifying the pressing issues within the criminal justice system and the means for formulating interventions for improving conditions.
Publications
Adjunct Professor
Sonoma State University
USA
Research Interest
Police administration, community policing, policy development, and leadership in public agencies.
R. TOM GLASS
R. TOM GLASS
Professor
Oklahoma State University
USA
Biography
Dr. R. Tom Glass is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist who for over 40 years treated patients clinically, including those who had cancer, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). For over 23 of those years, he was also the Chief Forensic Dentist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Oklahoma). He is presently Professor of Forensic Sciences, Pathology, and Dental Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Microbiology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While he has been involved in over 4000 medical-legal cases in his career, he is probably best known for directing the dental team that identified the 167 bodies in the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995. He has recently had a textbook published entitled: Practical Forensic Dentistry to aid dental personnel with this aspect of their practice, including mass disaster response. He has published over 150 abstracts and articles in refereed journal and numerous textbook chapters. His published research in transmission of both oral and systemic diseases by toothbrushes, toothpaste, toothpicks, floss, dentures, make-up, contact lenses, protective athletic mouth-guards, band musical wind instruments, and baby pacifiers has lead to important changes in use and care of these devices. He has also published studies on HIV/AIDS, oral cancer, oral ulcerations, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For the 7th year, he has been recognized by Dentistry Today as a Leader in Continuing Education (2012) and was recently named to the Panel of Experts of Sharecare.
Publications
Professor
Oklahoma State University
USA
Research Interest
Transmission of Disease by Toothbrushes and Dental Appliances, Detection of Bioterrorism Agents , Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Smokeless Tobacco Substitute/cessation, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Forensic Odontology, Head and Neck Pain, Oral Microbiology, Head and Neck Cancer
Mary Noe
Mary Noe
Professor
St. John’s University
USA
Biography
Publications
Professor
St. John’s University
USA
Research Interest
MARK R. MCCOY
MARK R. MCCOY
Associate Professor
University of Central Oklahoma
USA
Biography
Dr. Mark R. McCoy is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Institute where he is the Administrator of the Digital Evidence and Cyber Security Program. In 2012 Dr. McCoy was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in Digital Forensics. He recently retired after 20 years of service with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation where he was the first supervisor of the OSBI Computer Crime Unit. He is a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and has been a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner since 1996. Dr. McCoy has a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science and a Doctorate in Occupational and Adult Education. His research interests include the application of technology in law enforcement, computer forensics, computer crime, and law enforcement education and training.
Publications
Associate Professor
University of Central Oklahoma
USA
Research Interest
Digital Forensics, Computer Crime, the Application of technology in law enforcement, advanced techniques in crime scene processing and law enforcement education and training.
Darko Maver
Darko Maver
Professor
University of Maribor
Slovenia
Biography
Darko Maver, Ph.D, is professor at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia, where he teaches Criminalistics/Criminal Investigation and Police Law on undergraduate and graduate programmes. After graduating from Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana in 1976, he worked for 14 years at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana.. He received his MA at the University of Ljubljana and his Ph.D. at the University of Belgrade. He is former director of Criminal Investigation Department at the Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Slovenia. As state undersecretary he was responsible for international relations of Slovene police between 1993 and 1998. He was Dean of College of Police and Security Studies (now Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security).
Publications
Professor
University of Maribor
Slovenia
Research Interest
Criminal investigation
DUANE DUKES
DUANE DUKES
Director
John Carroll University
USA
Biography
Dr. Dukes received the Ph.D. in 1980 from Kent State University. On the John Carroll University Faculty since 1976, he has served as both Department Chairman (1988-1995, 1997) and Acting Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences (1996). He was promoted to Professor of Sociology in 1996. He has also served the College of Arts and Sciences as Director of the Community Research Center (1992 – 2001), the Coordinator of Instructional Media Services (2001 - 2009), and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Behavioral Science (2010 – present) for the College of Arts and Sciences at John Carroll University. He has also served as Director of the Master’s Degree Program in Nonprofit Administration for the Graduate School (2005 – 2007). Duane has served as President of the Society for Applied Sociology (1998), as Board Member of the Sociological Practice Association (1996-1999), and as Director of the American Sociological Association Honors' Program (1996-2002). He has published two highly successful books: Teaching Applied Sociology (with co-editors James Petersen and Thomas Van Valey, 2003) and Issues in Community Policing (with co-editor Peter Kratcoski, 1995). His specialty areas include: forensic behavioral science, collective behavior, deviance, violence, applied sociology, social service planning, criminal justice planning, community policing and social research methodology. He recently completed a comprehensive plan for United Way to revise the social service system in Geauga County, Ohio (with Nancy Dukes, 1998). He previously conducted a feasibility study for a model drug court in Cuyahoga County, Ohio for the American Bar Association (with Ernest DeZolt, 1995). In addition to a Cleveland Faculty Fellowship for research on crime prevention programs in Cleveland's Department of Public Safety (1987), academic honors include John Carroll University's Distinguished Faculty Award (1988), the Cleveland Jaycee's Outstanding Young Clevelander Award (1989), the William P. Dumont Community Service Award (1989) and the Cleveland Task Force on Violent Crime Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year (1986). He is listed in Sutton’s Who’s Who in Academia (2011-2012).
Publications
Director
John Carroll University
USA
Research Interest
• community policing • criminal justice planning • criminal violence • deviance • drug court • forensic behavioral science • social research methodology • social service planning
Timothy M. Palmbach
Timothy M. Palmbach
Chair & Assoc. Professor
Forensic Science Department
University of New Haven
USA
Biography
In 2004, Timothy Palmbach joined the faculty of the University of New Haven as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Forensic Science Department. He has been associated with the faculty of that University since 1984 and is Executive Director of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science. In 2013 Associate Professor Palmbach was engaged in sabbatical that involved the implementation of advanced investigative methods, particularly the use of DNA analysis, in the war against trafficking in persons (TIP). He worked in conjunction with non-governmental organizations and government officials to actually employ the collection of DNA based evidence during active, undercover investigations involving cases of human trafficking in the countries of Nepal and Costa Rica. Moreover, during these field exercises conducted in international communities the use of Rapid DNA analysis was evaluated for it’s effectiveness in TIP cases. Preliminary work has begun to interject these same DNA based methods into the investigation of TIP cases throughout the Balkan region and eastern Africa. Moreover, he has presented at various professional meetings and symposiums on the topic of utilizing DNA in TIP investigations, in the United States, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, and Djibouti. He received his Juris Doctor in 1998 from the University of Connecticut School of Law. His Masters Degree is in Forensic Science with a Criminalistics concentration from the University of New Haven. He received his undergraduate BS degree in Forensic Science and Chemistry also from the University of New Haven in 1982. Prior to his tenure at University of New Haven, Timothy Palmbach was a Major in the Connecticut State Police where he was the Commanding Officer/Director for the Division of Scientific Services, Department of Public Safety. He had general jurisdiction over the affairs of Division of Scientific Services, including the Forensic Science Laboratory, Controlled Substance & Toxicology Laboratory and the Computer Crime & Electronic Evidence Unit.
Publications
Chair & Assoc. Professor
Forensic Science Department
University of New Haven
USA
Research Interest
Jonathan Doak
Jonathan Doak
Professor
Durham University
UK
Biography
Jonathan Doak has been Professor of Law at Durham University since February 2012. He was previously Director of the Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice at Nottingham Law School and has also taught at the University of Sheffield, University of Ulster, Open University and Queen's University Belfast. Hehas a substantial body of internationally excellent research combining original data with strong theoretical analysis. My research in the fields of victims’ rights and restorative justice has had a demonstrable impact beyond the academy and has shaped the direction of scholarship in the field. As the first scholar to explore and develop victims’ rights as a form of human rights, my work has proved to be highly influential and has been widely cited by law reform bodies and government agencies. He has held a number of significant research grants and have successfully bid for funding from the Northern Ireland Office and the Department of Justice in Dublin.
Publications
Professor
Durham University
UK
Research Interest
Criminal justice and transitional justice. In particular, his research focuses on victims' rights, restorative justice, criminal evidence, youth justice, and the role of emotions within law. He is also interested in aspects of human rights and animal welfare law.
Anthony P. DeCaprio
Anthony P. DeCaprio
Associate Professor
Florida International University
USA
Biography
Dr. Anthony DeCaprio is an analytical toxicologist who is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and faculty member in the International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) at Florida International University. He also directs the IFRI Forensic and Analytical Toxicology Facility and the Forensic Science Certificate Program at FIU. He received a B.S. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in toxicology from Albany Medical College. Dr. DeCaprio’s areas of research include theory and application of biomonitoring and biomarkers in forensic toxicology and methods for MS-based ultra-trace analysis of drugs and their metabolites, with particular emphasis on emerging drugs of abuse. Dr. DeCaprio has authored over 75 scientific articles and book chapters and is editor of the book Toxicologic Biomarkers. His research has been funded by NIJ, NIOSH, NIH, USEPA, and CDC.
Publications
Associate Professor
Florida International University
USA
Research Interest
Forensic toxicology, mass spectrometry, exposure biomarkers, biomonitoring, protein modification by drugs and chemicals.
Steven L. Castiglione
Steven L. Castiglione
Assistant Professor
University of New Haven
USA
Biography
Steven L. Castiglione possesses 18 years of experience in the field of analytical chemistry. He has been employed in the forensic, pharmaceutical and environmental industries. His notable previous employers include the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the New York City Police Department, and Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. He was also the Chief Scientific Officer of a start-up consumer product analysis laboratory. He presently holds the title of Assistant Professor within the Forensic Science Department at the University of New Haven. Dr. Castiglione possesses a PhD in Chemistry from Binghamton University. He has earned a baccalaureate degree in Forensic Science from the City University of New York as well as degrees in Math & Science and Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Corning. Dr. Castiglione presently lives in Riverdale, NY, which is located in New York City. He is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants, but will root for any team whose players don’t wear red socks.
Publications
Assistant Professor
University of New Haven
USA
Research Interest
Analytical chemistry is unique among the chemical disciplines in that it is greatly affected by the continual race towards diminutive structures and decreasing completion times. Evidence of this phenomenon is apparent in the employment of smaller particle sizes in chromatographic columns as a means to maximize throughput. This effect permeates sundry chemical industries, and may be particularly exacerbated via the cyclical nature of national economic performance.
KIMBERLEY GARTH-JAMES
KIMBERLEY GARTH-JAMES
MPA Program Director
ColumbiaSouthern Univ. And VAG
US Sentencing Commission
USA
Biography
Publications
MPA Program Director
ColumbiaSouthern Univ. And VAG
US Sentencing Commission
USA
Research Interest
 Public Policy Decision Making (criminal justice, sentencing reform)  Statistical Processes and Capacity Building (governments, businesses, nonprofits)  Field of Research Methods and Pragmatism  Race, Ethnicity and Rights of Hard-to-Serve (women, LGBT, immigrants)
Arlene Kent-Wilkinson
Arlene Kent-Wilkinson
Associate Professor
University of Saskatchewan
Canada
Biography
Publications
Associate Professor
University of Saskatchewan
Canada
Research Interest
Forensic psychiatric mental health · Addictions · Aboriginal Health
Christopher Schubert Dunn
Christopher Schubert Dunn
Associate Professor
Bowling Green State University
USA
Biography
Dr. Christopher Schubert Dunn had a non-traditional academic career that has combined research and scholarship with teaching, and for the past ten years, academic administration as (a) Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services (2003-2012) and as Interim Dean (2012-2013). As my c.v. indicates, spent nearly two postdoctoral years (1974-1976) doing research and managing grant projects at the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center at SUNY-Albany. From May 1976 to December 1983, He worked as a sociologist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in its Center for Studies of Antisocial and Violent Behavior. During that period he also taught as an adjunct faculty member at American University in the School of Justice. From January 1984 through October 1993, He was Director of the BGSU Research Services Office (now OSPR) and also taught as an adjunct faculty member in Sociology, Criminal Justice, and the Great Ideas Program. In 1993, He was recruited to become the Director of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data at the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He also taught as an adjunct faculty member for one semester in the U of M Sociology Department and at Eastern Michigan University for multiple years. He worked at Michigan for nearly 10 years until he came back to BGSU in August 2003 as Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and tenured Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. As of July 1, 2012, He was appointed Interim Dean of the College by Provost Rogers. During my term as Associate Dean, He regularly taught in the CJ graduate program. He also taught sections of BGSU 1000 University Seminar with a focus on critical thinking about health and wellness from 2009 to 2011.
Publications
Associate Professor
Bowling Green State University
USA
Research Interest
Draft resisters in prison (1969-1970, Masters thesis), Neighborhood spatial variation in characteristics of crime (1970s-present), Dissertation: “The Analysis of Environmental Attribute / Crime Incident Characteristic Interrelationships” Mental health services in corrections (1970s-1980s), Desistance from delinquency (1980s-present), Public opinion and punishment (1990s), Effects of sanctions, especially informal sanctions on youth (1990s-present), Criminal justice information systems, crime analysis, and utilization of big data (1990s-present), Minority overrepresentation in the justice system (1990s-present), Violence in the name of religion (2001-present), Anti-Islamic hate crime (2001-present), Prevention programs and research in public health and public safety (2003-present), Repeated and concurrent domestic violence (2004-present)
Denny Crouch
Denny Crouch
Utah Toxicology ­ Expert Services
USA
Biography
Mr. Crouch received a B.S. degree from Western IL University, Macomb, IL, in 1971; received graduate training at Purdue University and the University of IL in Biology and at the University of Utah, 1980-1981 in Biochemistry and Pharmacology; and received a M.B.A. degree from Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1989. Mr. Crouch joined Aegis Sciences Corporation in July, 2008 as the Associate Director for Sports Testing Services and later served as the Director of Research and Business Development. Previously, he served as the Director of Research & Development at Ameritox, Ltd in Midland, TX. He was employed by the Center for Human Toxicology/Sports Medicine Research & Testing Laboratory at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City from 1977 until he retired in 2007. At the University he was a Research Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Director of the Sports Medicine Research & Testing Lab and a Co-Director at the Center for Human Toxicology. From May, 1990 through November, 1991 he was a visiting scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse - Division of Applied Research in Rockville, Maryland where he was responsible for administrative aspects of the National Laboratory Certification Program for Forensic laboratories and continuing research into the impact of occupational drug testing on drug use patterns, transportation safety and business. Mr. Crouch has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and presented over 90 scientific papers in the areas of mass spectrometry, on-site drug testing, sports medicine, therapeutic drug monitoring, analytical toxicology, forensic toxicology, drugs and driving, and workplace drug testing. He serves as an inspector for multiple accreditation programs and routinely provides expert witness consultation in mass spectrometry, DUI, medical examiner, probation and parole and a variety of medico legal cases. He is a past member of the Drug Testing Advisory Board for SAMHSA, workplace testing.
Publications
Utah Toxicology ­ Expert Services
USA
Research Interest
Alcohol and other drug use in the workplace and transportation safety, sports medicine testing, evaluating the impact of workplace testing programs on businesses, monitoring of laboratories performing workplace testing and GC/MS and LC/MS analyses of performance enhancing and other abused drugs.
Peter R. Valentin
Peter R. Valentin
Lecturer
University of New Haven
USA
Biography
Publications
Lecturer
University of New Haven
USA
Research Interest
Practical applications of forensic science techniques at crime scenes
Ronald Ray Thrasher
Ronald Ray Thrasher
Assistant Professor
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
USA
Biography
Dr. Thrasher heads the Forensic Psychology track at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and is also a Visiting Assistant Professor for the OSU Department of Sociology. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology at OSU, where he also received a master’s degree in corrections and a bachelor’s degree with a double emphasis in biology and psychology. Dr. Thrasher obtained a Criminal Justice Diploma from the University of Virginia while attending the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA. His areas of expertise include behavioral analysis of violent crime scenes, offender profiling, group deviant behavior, and violent and serial criminal offenders. His writing appears in various publications, and he is a frequent presenter at national, regional, and state conferences. He is also involved in a number of community and professional organizations and currently serves as President of the Payne/Logan County Drug Court. His experience also includes 33 years of service with the Stillwater (OK) Police Department, where he ultimately retired as Deputy Chief of Police.
Publications
Assistant Professor
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
USA
Research Interest
Group Deviant Behavior, Violent & Serial Criminal Offenders, School/Workplace Violence, Assessment, Prediction, Theory, Prevention, & Training, Theory and Application of Community Policing & Problem Solving, Process & Outcome Program Evaluation Research, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Forensic Psychology
Igor Bernik
Igor Bernik
Assistant Professor
University of Maribor
Slovenia
Biography
Igor Bernik is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Information Security Lab at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. He has written and contributed towards over 150 scientific articles and conference papers, and co-authored 4 books.
Publications
Assistant Professor
University of Maribor
Slovenia
Research Interest
Information/cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism.
Tony R. Smith
Tony R. Smith
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
USA
Biography
Tony R. Smith is an Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany where he was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations (HEUNI), the Institute for Forensic Studies at the University of Malta, and numerous law enforcement agencies.
Publications
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
USA
Research Interest
International and cross-cultural understanding of crime and criminal justice; the impact of firearms; situational crime prevention; self-control and general strain theories
Branko Lobnikar
Branko Lobnikar
Associate Professor
University of Maribor
Slovenia
Biography
Branko Lobnikar, PhD, is Associate Professor of Police Management and Police Administration and Head of the Security Studies Department at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia. As former police officer and police supervisor he serves as OSCE international expert in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and in Baku, Azerbaijan, on community policing, was a member of management board of European Diploma in Policing, an international Leonardo da Vinci project of senior police managers training, a short time expert of Council of Europe in Tirana, Albania, and Ankara, Turkey in area of maintaining police corruption and short time expert of DCAF (Swiss) on motivation and maintaining discipline at the workplace for police managers of border police from area of West Balkans in Macedonia, and police corruption management in Belgrade, Serbia. He participated as trainer at seminar in Moldova in the field of anti-corruption and police reform.
Publications
Associate Professor
University of Maribor
Slovenia
Research Interest
Contemporary policing, human resource management, and deviant behavior within organizations.
GUAN    TAY
GUAN TAY
Associate Professor
The University of Western Australia
Australia
Biography
GUAN TAY is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Western Australia. He teaches aspects of Forensic applications of Bio-­‐molecular tools at UWA. Upon completing his undergraduate degree in Biotechnology, he joined the Immunology Research team at Royal Perth Hospital. In this role, he worked with the clinical group and international collaborators to develop DNA-­‐based assays and serological techniques used for histocompatibility matching of transplant pairs. For this work, he received his PhD in Immunogenetics from UWA in 1995. He currently works on a range of projects involved in identifying haplotypes associated with disease by comparing individuals from different ethnic backgrounds. His research interest also includes the development of bio-­‐molecular tools that is used to establish the provenance of food products.
Publications
Associate Professor
The University of Western Australia
Australia
Research Interest
DNA-­‐based profiling Human haplotypes Disease association studies Biosecurity Establishment of provenance of food products
Heather Miller Coyle
Heather Miller Coyle
Associate Professor
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences
USA
Biography
Publications
Associate Professor
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences
USA
Research Interest
DAVID JOUBERT
DAVID JOUBERT
Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology
University of Ottawa
Canada
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology
University of Ottawa
Canada
Research Interest
Jessica Chi-mei Li
Jessica Chi-mei Li
Assistant Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Biography
Dr. Jessica Li is Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies at City University of Hong Kong, whose research interests include “crime prevention policy “, “social work practice with offenders”, and “policing”. She received her B.A. in social work and Ph.D. from City University of Hong Kong, and M.Phil. in Criminology from Cambridge University, UK. In 2012, she was awarded 2 grants from the Research Grant Council (RGC) for supporting two projects on “preventing financial crimes against older people” and “community responses to compensated dating among juvenile girls”. Her recent publications have appeared in British Journal of Social Work, International Social Work, International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, Psychology, Crime & Law, Journal of Family Violence, and Policing & Society. Her recent single-authored book, Theft and Delinquency: Juvenile Crime Prevention Theories and Practices, was published in 2008.
Publications
Assistant Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Research Interest
CHARISSE T.M. COSTON
CHARISSE T.M. COSTON
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
USA
Biography
Publications
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
USA
Research Interest

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