Editorial Board

Editors

Henry Lee

University of New Haven
USA

Research Interest:
Forensic Medicine and Science

Profile:
Dr. Lee is currently the director of Forensic Research and Training Center and Distinguished Chair Professor in Forensic Science of University of New Haven. He was the Chief Emeritus for Connecticut State Police from 2000 to 2010 and the Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Connecticut from 1998 to 2000 and has served as that state’s Chief Criminalist and Director of State Police Forensic Laboratory from 1978 to 2000. Dr. Lee was the driving force in establishing a modern state police communication system, community based police services sex offender and DNA databank, Major Crime Investigation Concepts, Standardized Evidence Collection system, Laboratory Operation Standard and advanced forensic science services in Connecticut. He currently serves as advisor/consultant for more than 80 law enforcement agencies around the world. He was just appointed, in 2013, as Chief Forensic Advisor for New Haven Police department, Expert Advisor for China National Chief Prosecutor’s Office.
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Lawrence A Presley

Liberty University
USA

Research Interest:
Law Enforcement; Investigations; Forensic Science; Databases and Forensic DNA Technology used in Investigations

Profile:
Lawrence A Presley has had a distinguished career in forensic science and law enforcement. Prior to the FBI, he worked for the Michigan State Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s Department as a crime laboratory scientist. After earning Master degrees in both Chemistry and Criminal Justice, he enjoyed a 21-year career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served in the Detroit Field Office and Laboratory Division. He worked in the Trace Evidence Unit, and was one of the first Agents assigned to the DNA Analysis Unit. He later became Chief of the DNA Analysis Unit. He received a FBI commendation for his contribution to the successful investigation and prosecution of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He then became the first Chief of the Laboratory Division Quality Assurance Unit, and was part of the FBI Laboratory’s first accreditation team. His final posting for the FBI was as the Supervisory Special Agent in the Laboratory Division Training Unit at Quantico, Virginia. After leaving the FBI, he became the Director of the Criminalistics Department at NMS Labs, and he also spent six years as Director and Assistant Professor of the Graduate Forensic Science Program at Arcadia University. He then moved on to serve as an Expeditionary Forensic Laboratory Lead Scientist/Chief for three years for the United States Army’s Forensic Exploitation Directorate, receiving awards from both the U.S Secretary of Defense and NATO for his service in Afghanistan. He then served as a Managerial Criminalist with the NYPD Police Laboratory in New York. He is currently an Assistant Professor in criminal justice at Liberty University. He has served as the President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Chair of the Criminalistics Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Board member of the American Board of Criminalistics, Editorial Board member for Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal, and Accreditation Council member of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. He is a published author on numerous forensic topics and has spoken extensively to professional forensic organizations.
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Andrew B Brown

Fulbright Alumni Advisory Council
UK

Research Interest:
De-escalation and Negotiation within crisis situations and management, particularly in the field of hostage taking and kidnap for ransom.

Profile:
Chief Inspector Andrew B Brown has served in Police Scotland for over 29 years and is currently the Head of Leadership Development Delivery for Police Scotland. A Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, he is also an editorial board member of the Criminal Psychology & Criminal Investigations and the Forensic Research & Criminology International Journals. A former Area Commander of Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross, he was responsible for overseeing the response to criminal incidents throughout a vast geographical area and revising the armed security arrangements for the protection of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to Caithness. Trained as a Negotiator in 2001, he gained significant experience of negotiating, ranging from suicide intervention, siege incidents to hostage incidents mainly involving hostage children, throughout the Highlands & Islands. His unique experience in dealing with maritime incidents, both hostage taking and crisis intervention has led him to lecture and publish on the subject both nationally and internationally. Having taught hostage/crisis negotiators since 2002, he has participated in the highest UK Government level counter terrorism exercises in key roles and was deployed to the recent Algerian Hostage Crisis. As an Associate Lecturer and founding member of the Police (Special Operations) Research Group at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, he was awarded a Practitioner Fellowship from Scottish Institute for Policing Research. A Fulbright Alumni, he conducted doctoral research and lectured in maritime terrorism & negotiation as a visiting Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York and at Texas State University. He has instructed on the FBI Crisis Negotiation Course, advised on hostage taker interview techniques and critiqued the Bureau’s response to a Homeland Security maritime terrorist exercise. He introduced negotiation skills to the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force, New York and has critiqued the NYPD Hostage Negotiator programme. Internationally, he lectures to both the Oil & Gas and Shipping Industry on maritime terrorism, hostage taking & negotiation and has co-edited Modern Piracy & Maritime Terrorism: The Challenges of Piracy for the 21st Century and contributed a chapter to the 5th Edition Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement & Corrections. A Fellow of the Security Institute, he co-designed Hostage Negotiation Skills for Officers at the School of Military Intelligence, Pakistan. He has also designed and delivered negotiation & de-escalation skills training to The Royal Regiment of Scotland, prior to their Afghanistan deployment to reduce ‘Green-on-Blue’ attacks, the success of which has now informed military doctrine for other countries. He has advised, coached and trained International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) to respond to the threat of kidnap in Afghanistan after successfully securing the release of a Catholic Priest after 264 days captivity, a subject on which he is now conducting doctoral research to help others.
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James C Norris

Harding University
USA

Research Interest:
General pharmacology and Toxicology, Inhalation, Neuropharmacology/Toxicology and Blood coagulation.

Profile:
Dr. James C. Norris has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, as well as a M.S. and B.S., in Chemistry. His certifications include: Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (D.A.B.T.) and the European Register of Toxicology (ERT). He is an Associate Professor at Harding University in the College of Pharmacy within the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, where he lectures to the PharmD and Physician Assistant students on Pathophysiology and Pharmacology. Dr. Norris also serves as a consultant for biotechnology companies, medical university researchers, Chinese CROs, private equity companies, and industrial projects. In the past, he has served as an industrial representative, an on-site industrial crisis management member, a testimonial witness to United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, and a presenter to the United States EPA National Advisory Committee. Dr. Norris also serves as an expert witness in pharmacology and toxicology for reports, depositions and trial testimonies (Civil, Criminal, and Military courts; Plaintiff and Defense) in the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, German and the United Kingdom.
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Scott Johnson

Florida Gulf Coast University
USA

Research Interest:
Relationship Violence; Rape, Sexual Assault, Child Molestation, Child Sexual Abuse; Pornography and Violence.

Profile:
Scott A Johnson, MA, LP, has a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Psychological Services from St. Mary’s College. He is a Licensed Psychologist (Minnesota) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties in Forensic Psychology. He has over 28 years experience addressing sexual predators as a forensic psychologist, author, educator, and police trainer. He was involved in the civil commitment of sexual predators for the state of Minnesota for several years. He is trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels for colleges. He currently an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). For many years he has provided forensic consultation and trainings nationally to law enforcement addressing sexual predators & physical abusers. He is the author of several book chapters, booklets, research, journal articles and other professional materials. His books include Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders: Forensic Considerations & Strategies (2007), When “I Love You” Turns Violent (2005), and Man-To-Man: When Your Partner Says No (2013). The National Judicial Education Program for Legal Momentum is using Mr. Johnson’s textbook Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders: Forensic Considerations & Strategies (2007) to educate Judges about sexual offenders and abusers (www.njep-ipsacourse.org). His work and books are being used nationwide to educate professionals (including judges, police officers, probation officers, and forensic mental health professionals) about physical abusers and sexual offenders.
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Barry Goodson

Columbia Southern University
USA

Research Interest:
Human Trafficking Resolutions.

Profile:
Barry Goodson received his bachelor degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University in 1972 and worked for various engineering firms for approximately 15 years before he decided to make a career change to law enforcement. His law enforcement career involved many years on patrol with his final service as Lead Sergeant of CID and Head of the Crimes against Children Task Force with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. The superintendent of Springtown ISD in Parker County recruited him from law enforcement to help the high school implement a criminal justice program and serve as the instructor for that program in 2001. Following service as a criminal justice instructor for five years, he was recruited for the position of Central Region Commander of the ANCOP program in Afghanistan from 2006-2008. His duties included leadership of 300+ personnel and management of two training facilities, and four remote forward operating bases. Additionally, he coordinated efforts between his operations covering 11 provinces between the leaders of the Afghan National Police, United Nations Forces, the Department of State, and numerous Embassies. His efforts included creating an INTEL group that was responsible for recovery of numerous weaponry including IEDs and other explosives as well as discovery of Taliban movements and locations within the 11 provinces. During his tenure in Afghanistan, he pursued his Masters in Administrative Justice with the University of Phoenix Online. Upon return to the United States he accepted a position with Columbia Southern University(CSU) as the Chair of Criminal Justice with an eventual move to Full-Time Online Faculty. In addition to CSU, presently he serve as an online professor of forensic psychology and critical incident management for the University of Liverpool Online as well as criminal justice professor for the University of Virgin Islands. Additionally, he serves as guest speaker for the U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Group in Camp Pendleton, California upon request. He began pursuit of his doctoral degree in psychology with a concentration in criminology in 2009 and has completed 36 hours in post-graduate psychology. He presently on a sabbatical from that pursuit. He presently pursues the creation of a criminal investigation training initiative for the Caribbean.
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John DeCarlo

University of New Haven
USA

Research Interest:
Policing Methodologies and their effect on Crime; Police System Organization; Eyewitness Memory; Policing Efficacy and Management Strategies; Organizational Dysfunction and Change; Police Unionism and Environmental Criminology; Police Contagion Shooting and the Antecedents to Violence Escalation; Police Education and Organizational Change Interventions and Predictive Policing and Analysis.

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Thomas W Miller

University of Kentucky
USA

Research Interest:
Stressful Transitions in the Life Span focusing on clinical healthcare; Behavioral science; Telemedicine, Forensic psychopathlogy assessment while studying interdisciplinary treatment of abused families

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Dr. Miller serves as an international consultant for task forces involving tele-practice technology, interdisciplinary clinical treatment, and the development of algorithmic pathways of care. He has pioneered the development of graduate programs in health care administration and health and human services, and in the science and practice of interdisciplinary allied health professions. Awards include Master Teacher Award, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, the Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Psychology, Connecticut Psychological Association, Teaching Fellow, University of Connecticut, the prestigious RHR International Award for Excellence in Consulting Psychology, the Distinguished Researchers Award, and the Distinguished Professional Contributions to the Practice of Psychology, American Psychological Association
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David Tranthim Fryer

Curtin University
Western Australia

Research Interest:
Forensic Chemistry / Criminaliatics and Emergency response for Hazmat and CBR incidents.

Profile:
David Tranthim-Fryer is a retired Senior Chemist & Research Officer, formerly at the Chemistry Centre of WA (which is located at the Curtin University campus in Western Australia). He has over 36 years experience in analytical chemistry, with 26 of those years as a forensic chemist, specialising in chemical Criminalistics. David has three research papers published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences and the Journal of the Forensic Science Society. David has presented over thirty chemistry and forensic research papers in Australia and internationally in the USA, China, Singapore, Japan, South Africa and New Zealand. His awards include a Churchill Fellowship (1993) and travel awards from the International Association of Forensic Sciences (1996) and the National Institute of Forensic Science (2000). He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. For the past nine and a half years David has been involved with emergency response and occupational health chemistry. David’s last presentation was: “The Role of the Chemistry Centre in HAZMAT and CBR incidents”
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Petter Gottschalk

BI Norwegian Business School
Norway

Research Interest:
White-collar crime, Internal investigation, Fraud examination; Knowledge management

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Andres Washington

Fingerprint Geometric Analysis
USA

Research Interest:
The correlation between the elevation of the mental manifestation and the phenomenon of the dermal ridge arrangements; the correlation between diseases and the configuration of the friction ridge formation

Profile:
Andres Washingtons experience in the performance of finger print identification encompasses research and study of the dermatoglyphic configurations. During 1988, he assisted in the composition of a lesson plan on fingerprint instruction and identification for the correction academy; which included lectures in that discipline. By 1989, he was known within the department to hold an interest in this area. It was in that year and the subsequent that the Department of Correction City of New York authorized his attendance into the FBI fingerprint classes. From 1979 to the present, he has been conducting independent research on the combination of fingerprint patterns and their frequency for each digit. In reference to the original filing of ten set fingerprint record cards, he is familiar with the Henry System of Fingerprint Classification and Filing. However, he has noted that the classification formula derived after an examination of the fingerprints varies according to jurisdictional venue. Notwithstanding, all jurisdictions communicate and utilize the National Crime Information Center Fingerprint Classification (NCIC FPC) in the same manner. This was the reason for his development of the NCIC FPC Filing Sequence Formula in 1981, which was later published by the International Association for Identification in February of 1983. Since then, the aforementioned formula has been revised and improved. Currently, he is contemplating a new innovation of the formula that would be beneficial to the law enforcement and the medical community. In addition, he created the Fingerprint Diagonal Reverse Sequence Arrangement which is the foundation of his theory in Sacred Geometry.
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Richard Reyes

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
USA

Research Interest:
Police Management, Investigative Function, Patrol Function, Police Studies, Criminal Justice in Eastern Europe, Forensic Science, Juvenile Delinquency, New Jersey Criminal Law, Police Community Relations, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.

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Dr. Reyes has been a police officer with the Paterson Police Department for 28 years, where he is currently the Captain of Detectives in the Detective Bureau where all Major Crimes are investigated. Throughout his career, he has conducted Investigations to include, Homicides, Robberies, Shootings etc. Through John Jay College Dr. Reyes was part in the training of the Uruguayan National Police Department, specifically in Criminal Investigations and Major Crime Case Management. Presently Dr. Reyes and the Paterson Police Department are working with Prof. David M. Kennedy of the National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on implementing strategic policies to lower homicides and non-fatal shootings throughout the City of Paterson, NJ.
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Ismail Sebetan

National University
USA

Research Interest:
Forensic Medicine/pathology, Forensic Serology & DNA, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Toxicology.

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He is currently a Professor and Lead Faculty of the Forensic Sciences Program at National University, La Jolla, California. He holds MD degree and a Master in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt. Besides a PhD degree from Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. Research interest include Forensic Medicine/pathology, Forensic Serology & DNA, Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Toxicology.His research activities include more than 170 peer reviewed scientific publications and presentations which are cited in all major forensic, genetics and pathology journals and textbooks. Extensive experience in forensic Sciences for more than 40 years teaching, practice, research. He also hasadministrative experiences during his long forensic work career including his experience as former chair of department of Forensic Medicine and the current position with National University as the Lead Faculty of Forensic Sciences program since 1999.
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Florin Lazau

Bihor County Police - Forensic Laboratory
Romania

Research Interest:
Forensic Art; Forensic scientiest

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Dr. Florin Lazau, he was born on 07/27/1975 in Oradea, Bihor County, Romania. At present he was acting as a head of the forensic laboratory at Bihor County Police. he was a police officer, forensic authorized expert and certified forensic artist. he was a graduate of Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia - Agora University of Oradea - Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences; Fine Arts - Graphic Design at "Francisc Hubic" Arts School; "Forensic Art" Course at "Northwestern University for Public Safety-Chicago" U.S.A. and Master in Forensic Science and Criminology - "Agora" University of Oradea. and he was an author of the book "Judicial Portrait and the Portrait of the Collective Self", Ed. Primus; author of the First Forensic Art Practical Guide in Romania - "Forensic Art", Ed. Primus. he have contributed to the development of forensics by initiating projects and numerous participations in symposiums, conferences and workshops
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Chandrika Kelso

National University
USA

Research Interest:
Topics related to the fields of criminal justice, law, mediation, negotiation, security, and corrections.

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Chandrika Kelso is a professor in the Dept. of Professional Studies, National University, La Jolla, CA. She teaches a variety of courses from Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Corrections, Violence & Society, to Alternatives to Dispute Resolution, and Mediation. She has served many roles ranging from Program Lead for Criminal Justice, ADR, Security Management, to also being Department Chair. Her scholarship includes, authorship of chapters in books, journal publications, serving as conference submissions reviewer, sessions chair, moderator, manuscript reviewer, peer (journal) reviewer, academic advisory board member, a host of other noteworthy scholarly activities. Chandrika is extremely committed to serving her community and has invested herself since 1996 into providing Creative Conflict Resolution workshops at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility-San Diego, Amity Ranch-Vista, and Mental Health Systems-San Marcos, CA.
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Zelma W. Henriques

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
USA

Research Interest:
imprisoned mothers and their children, women in prison, race class and gender issues, cross-cultural studies of crime, human rights and imprisonment.

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Vugar Huseynov

Azerbaijan State Advanced Training Institute
Azerbaijan

Research Interest:
Forensic Science

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Dr. Huseynov currently working of forensic medical expert at the Institution of Forensic medical expertise and pathological anatomy institution of Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic. He is working that Bureau since 1999, as well senior lecturer at the Azerbaijan State Advanced Training Institute for Doctors named after A. Aliyev (ASATID)v and now he is working in Khazar University Azerbaijan (lecturer on forensic medicine for Foreign students). and he got his PhD in Cukurova University Adana,Turkey -http://www.cu.edu.tr/eng/ (2011-2015 education year). he also supported MiA Azerbaijan for developing Forensic DNA Laboratory and has attended several international Conferences with presentation. He currently serves as advisor/consultant for several American and European Forensic based Companies and member of International Forensic Institutions.He is editor of more than 50 scientific papers/research on Forensic sciences fields.
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Mohamed Elkassem

Cairo University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Pharmaceutical; Environmental and Elemental analysis

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Mohamed El-Kassem Mohamed Hassouna is a retired professor of analytical chemistry in the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Egypt. He was the former vice dean for social service and environment growing in the period 1999-2002. His main research activities are in the fields of microanalysis, pharmaceutical analysis and environmental chemistry especially water treatment and analysis. He supervised a number of 15 Ph.Ds. & 25 MSc. theses. He is the author of 85 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings.
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Ksenija Butorac

Police College of the MoI
Zagreb, Croatia

Research Interest:
Criminology; Penology; Criminal Investigation; Drug-related Crime; Addictions and Terrorism.

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Ksenija Butorac obtained her Master’s degree in Forensic Sciences (1990) after a Law degree, and she obtained her PhD in Criminology (1996) at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She has been working as an Associate Professor of Criminology, Penology and Addictions at the Croatian Police College of the Ministry of Interior and at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb. She had professional trainings in the USA and the US Government awarded her the title of the honorary citizen of the State of Nebraska and the City of Lincoln for the active contribution in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in the field of addiction and addicts delinquency (2001). She completed the Programme in Advanced Security Studies at the European Center for Security Studies “George C. Marshall” in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2011). She was a visiting professor in Law Enforcement at the Police College in Lower Saxony, Germany and at the Faculty of Public Security, Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania (2010-2016). Her areas of research include phenomenology and etiology of the modern crime and perpetrators profile, and especially drug related crime and terrorism. She wrote 40 academic papers. She is enlisted in the database of lecturers, experts and researchers of the CEPOL for education and training of higher police officers in the EU. She is included as an expert in the TAIEX database of the European Commission for the chapters Social Security and Justice and Home Affairs. She is also the national coordinator for the research in police science and was a member of the task force Implementation and Evaluation of Research and Science Activities - CEPOL since September 2013. She was the co-editor of the official electronic periodical of CEPOL - European Police Science and Research Bulletin as well.
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Georgios Ar Alevizopoulos

University of Athens
Greece

Research Interest:
Forensic psychiatry: Violence and major mental illness; Radicalisation and criminal violence.

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Georgios Alevizopoulos, is a professor of psychiatry and psychopharmacology and director of the university psychiatric clinic atthe "Agioi Anargyroi" General and Cancer Hospital in Athens, Greece. He was graduated in medicine and pharmacy from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and he holds a PhDdegree in medicine. He was trained in adult psychiatry at the“Dromokaition” Mental Hospital of Athens and subsequently at Kings, Bethlem Royal & Broadmoor Hospitals. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students, domestically and abroadin the areas of adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology, forensic psychiatry and psychoactive substances. He has supervised more than 50 dissertations and doctoral theses. He has published more than 150 scientific papers and books. He is an invited speaker at about 15 conferences per year, in the areas of his scientific interests. He is in the editorial boardof scientific journals and member of scientific societies, including the Hellenic Psychiatric Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy for Psychiatry and the Law. He has served as Deputy Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the National Organization of Medicines (Greece) and participatedon phases II & III clinical trials.
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Orfeas Peridis

Greek ministry of Justice
Greece

Research Interest:
Autopsy work and Dental DNA.

Profile:
Dr. Orfeas K. Peridis, have 25 years of experience as a forensic medical examiner, specialize in the Sexual Offences and Public Protection arena. As a FME he attended reports of rape and serious sexual offences. Ιn the career as a forensic and anatomical pathologist have effectively carried out over 18,000 autopsies and post-mortem examinations for varying reasons including suicides, homicides, deaths of soldiers, drowning, deaths rom fires, bone and tooth identification, odontostomatology malpractice, assessment of professional malpractice and/or medical negligence, obstetrical and gynecological malpractice, plastic surgery malpractice, burns caused by chemical substances, evaluation of bodily injuries and disability caused by road accidents or accidents at work, examination of living victims of assault (including sexual assault), assessment of the ability to complete legal transactions, DNA paternity testing, child custody, drug use assessment / evaluations, examination of psychopaths, blood alcohol test detection, ballistics, air - hipping accidents bombings, earthquakes-floods.
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Charles Gutshall

City of Sunrise Police Department
USA

Research Interest:
Forensic science, police science, criminal investigations, forensic psychology, violence & religion, PTSD, and police stress & memory.

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Charles Gutshall is currently a Police Officer is South Florida with about 24 years of experience in Protecting and Serving the United States and its communities. He is an honorably discharged Veteran of United States Marine Corps and has been a law enforcement professional for over 16 years. His law enforcement experience is in the following areas: Deputy Sheriff, DEA Task Officer, Detective/Criminal Investigator, and Patrol Police Officer. He holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science, National University, CA., and a B.S. Applied Psychology, Regis University, CO. He has specialized training in the psychology of violence and religion, as well as many other Law enforcement certifications. He is a published peer reviewed researcher on the topic of Police Stress and Memory.His professional interests are in the following areas: forensic science, police science, criminal investigations, forensic psychology, narcotics, homicide/sex crimes, violence & religion, PTSD, and police stress & memory.
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Mostafa Afify

Beni Suef University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Forensic Medicine and Science; DNA fingerprinting; Forensic Genetics; forensic odontology; Toxicology; Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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Dr Mostafa Afify has completed his Doctorate degree in Forensic Medicine &Clinical Toxicology in 2009, from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. He started his academic career at Beni-Suef University where he serves now as an associate Professor of Forensic Medicine &Clinical Toxicology. He was Former vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development in the period 2015-2016 in the same University. He is currently a consultant of Clinical Toxicology and forensic chemistry in Dammam Poison Control Center, MOH - Saudi Arabia. He supervised a number of 4 MD & 7 MSc theses. He published many research articles and serves as reviewer and as an editorial member of some specialized peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of many specialized societies.
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James Ruiz

Penn State University
USA

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Wayne L Davis

Lincoln Memorial University
USA

Research Interest:
Criminology; Criminal Law; Forensic Science; Criminal Investigation

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Dr. Wayne L. Davis has over 20 years of law enforcement experience with city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He has a science, business, and law enforcement background. In addition, he has obtained a helicopter pilot license, a scuba diver certification, an amateur radio license, and a basic medical technical certificate.While working at Ford Motor Company as a product design engineer, he was the engineer directly responsible for introducing the electronic engine control module into the pleasure boat industry. This included writing a product specification manual and performing test-to-failure statistical research. As a result, he was nominated for the Ford Motor Company Electronics Division Worldwide Leadership Excellence Award. Subsequently, this led to his research paper called, A Study of Factors Affecting a Supply Decision by the Ford Motor Company Internationally Division for Original Equipment.
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Ronald Hunter

Georgia Gwinnett College
USA

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Reginald Vaughn Finley

USA

Research Interest:
DNA analyses in Criminal defense; criminal court cases

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John J Tobin

Stevenson University
USA

Research Interest:
Foresic Science

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David Otto

TGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd
UK

Research Interest:
Counter terrorism, Organised Crime, Deradicalisation, Counter Violent Extremism, Counter narratives, Political instability, Cyber terrorism, Cyber crime, Criminology and Prevent strategies.

Profile:
David Otto is a Counter Terrorism & Organised Crime Expert for TGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd and the Founder of the Conflict Resolution Programme-Step In Step out (SISO) based in the United Kingdom. He is also Senior Counter Terrorism Advisor for Global Risk International. His work focuses on political Instability, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime-from vulnerabilities-radicalisation-extremism-violent extremism and counter narrative awareness solutions between the West and Africa dynamics. Under TGS Prevent initiative-SISO-David Otto was instrumental in organising the first ever African focused Counter Terrorism awareness conference in London in collaboration with the University of East London on the topic-‘Radicalisation-The Danger of Ignoring the African Heritage connection-A peril on our doorsteps’. David Otto is frequently invited as a practitioner and academic to share his knowledge and experience on delivering States and community resilience strategies in Europe and Africa, especially to affected governments, families, early interventions initiatives and correctional facilities. He is frequently sourced by Aljazeera, BBC News, Arise TV, BEN TV, PRESS TV, VOX Africa, Channel TV, and AILTV, as an expert analyst on security and Counter Terrorism from an African and western link perspective. His work has been published, and features in international newspapers, social media-IBTIMES, Awake Africa, Africa Voices etc. David holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Criminology; Master of Science (MSc) in Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime; Diploma IMIS-Information Technology 1 and 2; Micro-computer and Network Systems; and Business Communication. David Otto is a Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) & Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) with the Anti-Terrorism Association Board. He is also a Certified Level 2 Prevent and Safeguarding Trainer.
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Nagy Mohamed Bayoumy Al-Fadaly

Al-Azhar University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Foresic Science

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Sahar Issa

Alexandria University
Egypt

Research Interest:
Forensıc Medıcıne; Forensic Science

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Dr Sahar Issa has completed her Doctorate degree in Clinical Toxicology & Forensic Medicine in 2008, from Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt and is a Lecturer of Clinical Toxicology & Forensic Medicine in the same University. She is currently the director of Medical section, Supervising Emergency toxicology, Molecular Toxicology, & Therapeutic Drug Monitoring units in Dammam Poison Control Center, MOH - Saudi Arabia. She has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals and serving as an editorial board member and reviewer to many journals of repute.
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Doxakis Anestakis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece

Research Interest:
Myocardial diseases (for example Infarction, Cardiomyopathies), Brain diseases (for example Dementia, Alzheimer, Brain tumors), Perinatal pathology, Molecular pathology and Biobanking.

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Doxakis Anestakis has a University Degree in Medicine from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH) and Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratories from Technological Institute of Thessaloniki (T.E.I.TH). He also has a Master Degree in Health Care Management from Open University of Cyprus and a PhD in Medicine from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (He was taken a scholarship to undertake the PhD thesis of the "Heraclitus II-Funding for doctoral research. NSRF 2007-2013"). He is a specialist in Pathology and also in the operation of Biobanks. From January 2014 He is a Chairman of the Management Board of the Panhellenic Biobank from Neurological Diseases (Hellas Neuro-Bio) after elections. From 2009 until today He is a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Medical Biology of School of Medicine in A.U.TH, where He train the students of Medicine and Dentistry School, in Biology and Genetic (438 hours). From 2014 he salaried Post-doctoral Associate at the Medical School of A.U.TH in the organization and operation of biobanks. From 2014 to 2015 He is a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology in Medical School in A.U.TH where He trains the students of Medicine School, in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. From 2015 until today I am a Teaching & Research Fellow in Laboratory of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of Medical School in A.U.TH. He have participated in 200 National and International Congresses, announced 146 abstracts in International and Greek Conferences, published of 18 Scientific Papers, 15 in Internationally Recognized Journals and 5 in Greek Journals.
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Katrin Koel Abt

ORISE Fellow with DPAA Laboratory
USA

Research Interest:
Tooth Cementum Analysis, Bone Histomorphology, Tooth Histomorphology, Species Differentiation, Paleopathology, Skeletal Trauma Analysis, Disaster Management and Medical Response for Mass Fatalities, Skeletal Epigenetic Traits, Microscopic Fiber Differentiation, SEM Analysis.

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Dr. Koel-Abt is a forensic anthropologist with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) for over 4 years. At DPAA she is in charge of the histology section of the agency’s identification laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Recently transferred from the main laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the identification of unaccounted-for US service members from past conflicts using forensic anthropological techniques. She has been deployed on recovery missions to Belgium and Germany. She has a Master’s degree in Biology and holds a PhD in Biology/Physical Anthropology, both earned in her home country Germany. Throughout her career, she was the principle anthropologist responsible for conducting skeletal analysesaiming for the identification of human remains of individuals who passed away as prisoners in foreigncolonies in Africa. Shefurther provided assistancein case consultationsfor local police and local medical examiners’ offices in Germany and in the US, and performed trainings for collaboration partners (e.g. International Red Cross, and military experts at the PAVN Institute in Hanoi, Vietnam) as well as for the DPAA’s Forensic Science Academy, also served as a linguist/interpreter on recovery missions in Europe. Her current research project on tooth cementum analysis on teeth of active duty U.S. military members aims for the accurate estimation of chronological age at death and season of death of unaccounted-for American service members. She recently joints the local Metropolitan Medical Response System as a forensic anthropologist, and is a visiting scientist for bone and tooth histomorphology at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City.
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Michelle Cowley

Royal Statistical Society
UK

Research Interest:
Public Understanding of Law; Foresight Cognition; Behavioral Epistemology

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Dr. Michelle Cowley was a Social Statistician and a Royal Statistical Society Fellow. She is an early-career expert on foresight and behavioral epistemology. Amongst others she was an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar researching hypothesis testing behavior at Trinity College Dublin (2002-2005), and a postdoctoral and visiting Katzenbach Research Fellow in Socio-Legal Studies and Law, researching juror behavior at the University of Oxford and Princeton University (2007-2010). She has been an Associate Research Fellow researching e-health system in North-Eastern Ireland in conjunction with the Centre of Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford, and an Economic and Social Science Research Council Peer Review College Member (2009-2014). At present, she is a Royal Statistical Society methodological advisor for researchers working on public health funding applications for HSC Northern Ireland.
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Philip Hodgson

University of Derby
UK

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Jiju Puthiya Veettil

Central Forensic Science Laboratory
India

Research Interest:
Digital Forensics; Computer Forensics; Mobile Phone Forensics; Audio-Video; Image Forensics; Forensic Physics; Examination of Handwritings; Signatures

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Dr. Jiju Puthiya Veettil is a Forensic Scientist with Ph.D. in Forensic Physics, M.Sc. in Computer Science & M.Sc. in Physics and possess more than thirteen(13) years of experience in the field of Forensic Physical Sciences with various Government organizations namely, Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Chandigarh, India and he was Recommended by the Union Public Service Commission, Govt. of India for the post of Assistant Director (Physics) & Scientist ‘C’ in the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Directorate Of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Pune, India in the year 2013. Senior Scientific Officer Grade-II (Physics) in the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Govt. of India in the year 2012. and Senior Scientific Officer (Documents) in the Forensic Science Laboratory, Home Department, GNCTof Delhi, New Delhi, India in the year 2009.
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VISHAL SHARMA

Institute of Forensic Science Criminology
India

Research Interest:
Foresic Science; Criminology

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Ritesh Kumar Shukla

Ahmedabad University
India

Research Interest:
Forensic Biotechnology; Forensic Serology/Biology; Forensic Nanotechnology; Fingerprint Food Forensic; Forensic Toxicology

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Dr Ritesh Kumar Shukla is working as Assistant Professor in Division of Biological & Life Sciences, School of Arts & Sciences, and Ahmedabad University. He completed his master’s in Forensic Science and obtained doctorate in Toxicology. He is trained fingerprint expert from DFS Forensic Science Laboratory, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and also having teaching experience in the field of forensic science. Hisresearch interest focused on Forensic Biotechnology and food forensic.He has more than 30 research papers in various international peer reviewed journals and 2 book chapters to his credit. He has received project grant from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under early research career Award scheme in 2016.
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Seah Lay Hong

Department of Chemistry Malaysia
Kuching branch

Research Interest:
DNA degradation, DNA archiving; DNA profiling from low copy number DNA; New Technologies in DNA typing and Human Identification; DNA Databasing; Strategies in DNA Extraction from degraded DNA; Persistence of semen stains; Seminal stain separation profiles

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Dr. Seah Lay Hong is presently the Director of the Department of Chemistry Malaysia, Kuching branch. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Masters in Medical Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She joined the Department of Chemistry in 1991 and worked in the Toxicology laboratory for three years. In 1994 she was tasked to set up the first forensic DNA laboratory in Malaysia for the department. She then went on to pursue a PhD in Forensic DNA at Flinders University of South Australia under a Federal Government scholarship. She has worked on many high-profile criminal cases, and has regularly been an invited guest lecturer at the local universities and is also an invited speaker at national forensic and medico-legal conventions. Dr. Seah has been an associate member of the Institute of Chemistry Malaysia and an adviser for the Sarawak branch of the Institute. She is also a member of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. She has been a guest editor and on the editorial committee for ForensicAsia, the bulletin for the Asian Forensic Science Network (AFSN). Dr. Seah is a published author on forensic DNA and biochemistry topics and has spoken extensively to Malaysian medico-legal communities, law enforcement agencies and undergraduates for the forensic and medical genetics program. She has successfully supervised post-graduates in forensic research projects.
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Aishatu Yushau Armiyau

Texila American University
South America

Research Interest:
Homicide and violent offenders, Prison mental health, Substance abuse and crime; Comorbidity in prisoners; Rape; Street children; Rehabilitation; Psychological factors in prison; Criminal behaviours

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Dr Armiya’u graduated from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria in 2003 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, gained her Fellowship from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPsych) in 2012 and the West African College of Physician (FWACP) in 2016, along with a Masters of Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation (MSc. FP&CI) with MERIT from the University of Liverpool. she holds a certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Washington. She is currently enrolled in a PhD. Program in Psychiatry with subspecialty Forensic Psychiatry at the Texila American University Guyana. She works at a Tertiary Health-Care facility in Jos, Nigeria. Holds the position of Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Head of Forensic Psychiatry Unit of Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau state Nigeria. She is also the Consultant Psychiatrist in-charge of the Prison clinic at the Jos Maximum Security Prison, Plateau state Nigeria.
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Ajay Kumar Rana

State Forensic Science Laboratory
India

Research Interest:
Biology; Serology; DNA profiling; DNA methylation analysis; Molecular Biology

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Ajay Kumar Rana is currently working as Scientific Assistant in the Department of Biology at the State Forensic Science Laboratory Jharkhand. Besides performing routine scientific/technical experiments in the biology/serology/DNA labs, he is also involved in crime scene investigation (CSI) and writing reports to be sent to the Court of Law, Superintendent of Police and sometimes to the Government Medical Doctor, as per request. He has advised and instructed several sub-inspectors (SI), inspectors (I), public prosecutors (APP) during their visit at SFSL, Jharkhand and newly recruited police officers (SI) at Investigation Training School, Kutchery, Ranchi besides handling confidential section of the SFSL, Jharkhand. He has over 10 years’ experience in molecular biology research including forensic experience of nearly 3 years. Before joining forensic laboratory, he carried out one year of postdoctoral research on human parasite Entamoeba histolytica from the Department of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel in the field of molecular epigenetics. He joined as a PhD research fellow (after post-graduation from IIT-Bombay) at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute and was awarded his degree from the prestigious institute Jawaharlal Nehru University, India in 2013. He has more than 10 international publications and has avid interest in the field of forensic biology/serology/DNA.
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Bhuvnesh Yadav

Amity School of Applied Sciences
India

Research Interest:
Forensic Genetics; Genetic diversity analysis; DNA Profiling; Microdeletion analysis; Serology

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Bhuvnesh Yadav is currently Faculty working in the Department of Forensic Science in Amity University. She has over 10 years’ experience in Forensic research and academics. She has done her PhD from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India in 2010. Her field of research was in forensic genetics, microdeletion, heteroplasmyanalysis and population diversity. She was actively involved in a number of medico-legal cases during her PhD. She can efficiently process forensic samples, PCR amplification and can carry out genetic analysis of the exhibits.Dr. Yadav has received Young Scientist award in the field of Forensic Genetics by SARC. She has authored number of forensic topics andhas articles published in genetic diversification with Autosomal and Y markers, allelic variation and serological aspects of populations and many more. Amongst these, she has contributed Polymorphism data of five Indian populations to the international YHRD database. Before joining Amity University, she was associated with SGT University from 2012-2016; wherein she being a founder member, has contributed to the creation of the faculty of Allied Health Sciences. Dr Bhuvnesh has contributed to theacademic, administrative and research activities of the faculties; she has also been a member of a number of core committees of the University.
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John Walker

Nottingham Trent University
UK

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Howard J Baum

New Jersey State Police
USA

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GM Yezzo

Independent Research Professional
USA

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Hakan Hakeri

Istanbul Medeniyet University
Turkey

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Reeta R Gupta

Central Forensic Science Laboratory
India

Research Interest:
Forensic Science

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Dr Reeta R. Gupta Senior Scientific examiner-Cum-Assistant Chemical examiner to the Govt. of India has done Ph.D. in Chemistry working with the prestigious organisation Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CBI) New Delhi, possess more than 18 year experience of Research and Development. Research and Development work was carried out in detailed to ensure the scientific objectivity on Ink- Examination, Paper Examination, Application of modern instrument in the field of Forensic Document Examination, Application of Raman Spectroscopy in the field of ink and paper Examination, Examination of Photocopied/reproduce Document, Scanned Documents, Determination of Sequence of Strokes, Disguised writings, Falsification of Document by use of computerised photocopying machine, Travel Documents, Passport Forgery, Counterfeit Currency examination and other Security Documents etc. and published promising results in various National and International conferences, Indian Chemical Society of India, CBI Bulletin and other Journals. For some extent forensic document examination is often much more complicated rather than simple looking in order to certainty of authorship. Hence wide variety of subject was taken in consideration for R & D work which definitely helps to solve the recent problems. All these research work was focused on the problems related to forensic document examination in order to solve the various cases in the field of forensic document science in order to interpreting data for reporting forensic evidence. Several thousand documents have been examined in forensic document field received by various law enforcement agencies and investigating agencies as well as expert evidence has been given in court.
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Associate Editors

Research Interest: Low copy number DNA, Pressure cycling technology and PCR enhancement.

Research Interest: Crime Scene Staging in Homicide Cases, Intimate Partner Homicide, Cold Case Homicide Investigation, Crime Scene Reconstruction and Homicide Investigation Methodology.

Research Interest: Drug and alcohol abuse, Forensic analysis, Toxicology, Forensic investigations, Chemistry.

Research Interest: Foresic Science; Food Sciences

Research Interest: Forensıc Medıcıne; Forensic Science

Research Interest: Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Identification, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Medicne and Cell Biology.

Research Interest: Drugs of abuse; Crime scene investigation; Drugs cultivation and Quality control procedures

Research Interest: Forensic Medicine; Clinical Toxicology

Research Interest: Sensors; Forensic Chemistry; Questioned Documents

Research Interest: Forensic Science

Research Interest: Age Assessment, Massgrave, Crome Scence, Cardiac Enzymes, Terror Psychology, Gunshot Wound, Road Trific Accident

Research Interest: Material Science; Trace evidence analysis; Forensic Physics; Cyber Forensic/Digital Forensic; Trace evidence analysis using tools like Microscopy; XRF; XRD; SEM & GRIM; Compound Microscopy etc. and Crime Scene Management.

Research Interest: Forensic sciences & Clinical Toxicology

Research Interest: Forensic Biology

Research Interest: Forensic Science; Documents, Forensic medicine

Research Interest: Toxicology (Forensic, Molecular & environmental); Forensic Sciences; Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology; Regulatory Affairs

Research Interest: Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology

Research Interest: Forensic odontology; anthropology; Age and sex determination; Analysis of Pattern Injuries; Comparative Dental Anatomy; Digital and Forensic Photography

Research Interest: Foresic Science; Forensic Entomology