PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Reviewer for Professional Journals:

 

            Criminal Justice Review

            Criminal Justice International

            Criminal Justice Americas

            Crime and Criminal Justice

            Justice Quarterly

            Quarterly Journal of Ideology

            American Journal of Police

            Journal of Criminal Justice Education

            Criminal Justice Research Bulletin

            Journal of Crime and Justice

            Homicide Studies

            Crime and Victims

Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal

 

PROFESSSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Training on the Investigation of Serial Murder to area police officers and investigators in Austin, Texas for the Texas Municipal Police Association, May 2006.

 

Consultant and Presenter at Major Case Practices Workshop/ File Review II the Dark Side of Humanity Workshop for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Project KARE, High Risk Missing Persons/Unsolved Homicides, January 30, to February 2, 2006

 

Special Invitee to the FBI’s Serial Murder Symposium, San Antonia, Texas, August 28 –September 2, 2005. 

 

Consultant and Presenter at Conducted two-day training program on “Serial Murder Investigation” at University of Houston Clear Lake, December 15, 16, 2003.

 

Conducted two-day training program on “Serial Murder Investigation” at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Training Academy, El Paso, Texas, May 20 & 21, 2004.

 

Conducted two-day training program on “Serial Murder/Serial Rape Investigation” at the Corpus Christi Police Department, Corpus Christi, Texas, March 4 & 5, 2004.

 

Conducted two-day training programs on “The Investigation of Serial Homicide” at the University of Houston at Clear Lake (December 2003, Corpus Christi Police Department (March 2004, and the El Paso Sheriff’s Department (May 2004).

 

Participated in FBI National Academy Graduates training program in at El Paso Sheriff’s Department by providing a three-hour presentation on “The Problems of a Serial Murder Investigation.”(October 2003)

 

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Encyclopedia of Homicide and violent Behavior, Sage Publications, 2003.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Brazosport College – taught Criminology and Serial Murder courses, Spring and Summer, 2001.

 

“Mind of a Murderer,” a Workshop for the Fort Bend, Texas Writers Guild, April 7, 2001.

 

Editorial Advisory board member, Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior.

 

Instructor, “The Investigation of Serial Murder”, Western Illinois Police Training Unit, Macomb, Illinois, August 11, 1993.

 

Consultants and Instructor to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and Illinois Local Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Board for the development and delivery of Elderly Service Officer Training and Elderly Service Leadership Training for the State of Illinois.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (continued)

 

Continued contacts by numerous newspaper and magazine reporters in USA, Canada and United Kingdom regarding the phenomenon of serial and mass murder.

 

Consultant to CNN Special Reports in order to assist them in coordinating television interviews and packaging a two-hour television special entitled “Murder by Number” which aired on CNN in January and in February, 1993.

 

Interviewed by CNN Special Reports television team for television special entitled “Murder by Number”.

 

Organized the First International Conference on Serial and Mass Murder at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, April 3-5, 1992.

 

Presented an overview of research into the phenomenon of serial murder using Aldus Persuasion computer software and QuickTime computer-video software at the Illinois board of Regents meeting on September 16, 1992.

 

“Serial Murder” to the Administration of Justice Students Organization at Kaskaskia College on April 22, 1992 to students and local law enforcement officers.

 

Guest speaker in class on Women and Mystery Novel, University of Illinois at Springfield. Spoke on the myths of serial murder in the mass media and fictional portrayals. May 11, 1992.

 

Testified in US Federal Court, Springfield, Illinois, as expert witness on police procedure. May 9, 1992.

 

“Personal Development” videotaped interview on preparing for the future, Mended Educational Corporation. (July 1992)

 

Interviewed by Channel 17 Television news. Asked to comment on rising homicide rate in Illinois (July 1992).

 

Chair and Organizer, Panel-“Serial Murder: Works in Progress”, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 12, 1992.

 

Listed in Oxford’s Who’s Who, 1991, 1995, 1996, and 1997.

 

 Chair and Organizer, Panel-“Serial Murderer Case studies.” Student Panel, Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, October 1991. (Four students from serial murder class taught by author at University of Illinois at Springfield in Spring semester, 1991).

 

Subject of feature article and interview in Politieblad (Netherlands Police Journal), July 1991 and Profiles (Springfield, Illinois), August-September, 1991.

 

“Serial Murder and Its Investigation”, Law Enforcement symposium, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, June, 1991

 

 “Response Strategies to Serial Murder”, First Annual Major Case Homicide Investigation’s Conference, Springfield, Illinois, April 25-26, 1991.

 

Consultation with Gainesville Police Department, Gainesville, Florida on serial murder investigation regarding media relations and task force organization, August and September, 1990.

 

 “The Future of the Global Economy and Continuing Education,” Workshop Presentation to Illinois Association of Continuing (Higher) Education. Findlay, Illinois, Feb. 14, 1991.

 

Seven Year Academic Review of Social Justice Professions Programs, Sangamon State University (now University of Illinois at Springfield), 1990, principal author and coordinator.

 

Chair and Organizer, Panel-“Future of Crime and Justice: Beyond the Year 2000,” American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, November 1990.

 

“Female Serial Murderers, All Things Considered”. (December 12, 1990), interviewed by Linda Wortheimer for National Public Radio broadcast.

 

Numerous interviews with television media to included Discovery Channel, MSNBC with Brian Williams, the Nachman show on MSNBC, and local television stations in Illinois and Texas.

 

Numerous interviews on the topic of serial murder with journalists from Associated Press, Newsweek, U.S.A. Today, L.A. Times, Washington Post, Edmonton Journal, New York Daily News, Newsday, Florida Today, Ocala (Florida) Star Banner, Pensacola Post, Utica (New York) Times, Albany (New York) Times, San Diego Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Southam News Service (Canada), Canadian Press and The London Times.

 

 “Serial Murder”, interviewed and answered telephone calls from across country, WKOA Radio Station (March 15, 1990), Denver, Colorado.

 

“Investigation of Serial Homicides,” developed for the New York State Federation of Police and presented at Mohawk Valley Community College, April 19, 1989 (to approximately 100 criminal investigators from central and western New York).

 

 “Serial Murders” developed for Kankakee Community College, Illinois, Business and Industry Training Institute and presented on April 12, 1989 (to 80 students and area police officers).

 

Chair and Organizer Panel-“Future Technology: Impact on Crime and Justice,” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, March 1989.

 

Instructor, Springfield Police Academy, Springfield, Illinois.

 

Member of Editorial board, New York Law Enforcement Journal.

 

“Police Networking and the Future,” Second Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of Police Planners, Normal, Illinois on October 13-14, 1988. Member of Planning Committee for the Conference.

 

Developed training course for the Springfield Police Department entitled, “Interviewing Skills: Enhancing Eyewitness Recall”.

 

Consultant to the Illinois Local Law Enforcement Officers Training board.

 

 Member, Board of Directors, Michigan State University Criminal Justice Alumni Association, 1987-1990. Reelected 1991-1993.

 

Instructor, “Investigation of Serial Murder, “International Homicide Investigation Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, March 1987.

 

Adjunct Faculty, Schenectady County Community College, (Principles of Investigation, Judicial Administration), Fall 1986, Spring 1987.

 

Member of Editorial Board, Quarterly Journal of Ideology, 1986 to 1995.

 

Chair and Organizer, Panel-“Serial Murder: Understanding Detection and Early Apprehension”, for Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, March 1987.

 

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Member, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, New York (1986-87)

 

“Networking: The Resolution to Linkage blindness in Serial Crime,” Guest Speaker, First National conference on Serial Murders, Unidentified Bodies and Missing Persons, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 13, 1986.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (continued)

 

Speaker, New York State Governor’s Conference on Crime Prevention, Albany, New York, April 3, 1986.

 

Instructor, Tracking Serial Murderers training course, Sam Houston State University, March 19-20, 1986.

 

Panel Discussant, The Female Offender, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, Florida, March 17, 1986.

 

Expert Witness, Case Review and Technical Research on law enforcement and legal liability for Talmadge, Mallis, and Green, Attorneys at Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1985.

 

Certified Instructor, Florida Commission on Criminal Standards and Training. Instructor at the Tampa, Florida Police Academy, 1985.

 

Instructor, Lee College, Taught American Government to inmates at Texas Department of Corrections Prison, Huntsville, Texas, 1985.

 

Assisted in the production of a police training film on serial murderer Henry Lee Lucas for the Texas Department of Public Safety, 1984.

 

Provided data analysis on summaries of homicides cleared on suspects Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole for Texas Rangers, Georgetown, Texas, (1984-85).

 

Illinois Correspondent, 1992-1996.for Law Enforcement News

 

Provided planning and analysis assistance to Planning and Research Division, Houston (Texas) Police Department in planning, research design and process evaluation of experimental team policing program (1983). Graduate Assistant responsibilities while attending Sam Houston State University.

 

Resource Person and Instructor, “Criminal Justice and Older Persons: Training

Applications, sponsored by the National Retired teachers Association/American Association of Retired Persons and the Federal bureau of Investigation, FBI Academy, June 1981.

 

Attendance at numerous criminal justice training programs, institutes and conferences at local, regional and national level.

 

Active in Michigan Criminal Justice Educators Association—Held offices of Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Board Member, Vice President and Newsletter Editor.

 

Developed and taught crime prevention programs for the elderly at various locations in Jackson County, Michigan for Continuing Education Division, Jackson Community College.

 

Served on Detective Promotional Board for Jackson Police Department, Jackson, Michigan.

 

Served on numerous Academic Committees and Governance Committees at Jackson Community College, University of Illinois at Springfield, and University of HoustonClear Lake.

 

Volunteer Instructor, Domestic Violence Program, Jackson County, Michigan.