Journal of Forensic Investigation

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Robert W. Allen
Dr. Robert W. Allen

is Head of the School of Forensic Sciences, Oklahoma State University, USA, and also Director of the Human Identity Laboratory. His research focuses on human variability at the DNA level and in the application of modern DNA analysis techniques for the purpose of human identification.

Dr. Henry C. Lee
Dr. Henry C. Lee

is the Director of Forensic Research and Training Center & Distinguished Chair Professor in Forensic Science of University of New Haven, USA. He is one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists. His research focuses on DNA Fingerprints, Trace Evidence, Crime Scene Investigation, Crime scene reconstruction, forensic serology and blood spatter analysis.

Dr. Frederic Zenhausern
Dr. Frederic Zenhausern

is a Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine at Phoenix, USA. He has pioneered the development of rapid DNA forensic analysis with the integration of plastic microfluidic sample preparation and on chip capillary electrophoresis detection.

Dr. Ashok K. Adya
Dr. Ashok K. Adya

is a Professor of Nanotechnology and Director of BIONTHE center at Abertay University, UK, where he teaches a variety of topics on Forensic Sciences. He employs a diverse range of nanotools, such as neutron and X-ray diffraction; fluorescence microscopies in conjunction with other chemical and biological techniques to resolve scientific issues in forensic, materials, food and life sciences.

Dr. Bofeng Zhu
Dr. Bofeng Zhu

is the “Teng-Fei Talent” Special Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University School of medicine, China. His research fields include the discovery and selection of new molecular genetic markers, as well as basic and applied researches of the genetic polymorphisms of molecular genetic markers in population genetics, forensic sciences and immunogenetics.

Dr. Teng Chen
Dr. Teng Chen

is the Distinguished Professor and Director of Clinical Forensic Medicine at College of forensic medicine, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, China. His research interests are focused on DNA genotyping and polymorphism, forensic anthropology, and drug addiction.

Dr. Marcus Rogers
Dr. Marcus Rogers

is a Professor of Cyber Forensics, University Faculty Scholar and Fellow of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University, USA. He is a former law enforcement officer and founder/CEO of MKR Forensics LLC where he provides consulting services in the areas of digital forensics and forensic psychology.

Dr. John Zheng Wang
Dr. John Zheng Wang

is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science and Director of Applied Forensic Science, Crime Analysis and High Tech Crime Investigation certificate programs, California State University-Long Beach, USA. His research includes digital measurement of fingerprints, firearms, trace evidence, laser detection methods, digital investigation, and transnational crime investigation.

Dr. Greg Hampikian
Dr. Greg Hampikian

is Professor of Biology, and Criminal Justice at Boise State University (BSU), USA. In addition to active casework, he develops forensic technology, and works worldwide on Innocence Network cases. Founder and director of the Idaho Innocence Project, he also patented the smallest sequences absent from nature (Nullomers) for tagging DNA samples to prevent contamination.

Dr. Alejandro Del Carmen
Dr. Alejandro Del Carmen

is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Texas, USA . He earned a Ph.D in criminology and criminal justice from Florida State University in 1997. His research interests include law enforcement, racial profiling, forensics, crime prevention and corrections.

Dr. Gordon Arthur Crews
Dr. Gordon Arthur Crews

is a Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology at Marshall University, USA. He is also the President of The Themis Center for Justice Policy, Practice & Research located in Huntington, West Virginia. He has taught law enforcement, criminal procedure, forensics, and crime scene investigation courses.

Dr. Janina Zięba-Palus
Dr. Janina Zięba-Palus

is a Professor of Forensic Chemistry in the Division of Microtraces Analysis at the Institute of Forensic Research, Poland. Her research include routine and non-routine chemical analysis of evidence samples like microtraces of paints, polymers, glass, oils, soil, single fibres by the use of such instrumental methods like AAS, ESA, FTIR, XRF, GC/MS.

Prof. Shawn Lynn Parcells
Prof. Shawn Lynn Parcells

is a Director of National Forensic Autopsy and Tissue Recovery Services, USA, and also a regular contributor as a Forensic Consultant to the Nancy Grace Show on HLN. His research focuses on 3D CT technology used in Forensic Medicine and the advancements of Forensic Radiology into mainstream Forensic Medicine and on various topics in Forensic Neuropathology.

Dr. Richard Thomas Glass
Dr. Richard Thomas Glass

served as Chief Forensic Odontologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Oklahoma, USA. His early papers on the use of microbiology and microscopic techniques in bite mark analysis advanced the acceptability of evidence in criminal proceedings. He has also lectured extensively on Forensic Dentistry.

Dr. Jeffery T. Walker
Dr. Jeffery T. Walker

is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, USA. His areas of interest are social/environmental factors of crime and the study of non-linear dynamics as they relate to crime. He also conducted major felony crimes investigations, specializing as a computer forensic examiner.

Dr. Peter Johnstone
Dr. Peter Johnstone

is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas and Scholar-in-Residence at the Caruth Police Institute, Dallas, USA. He holds a Ph.D in Comparative Law, LL.M. in International Criminal Law and BA (Honors) in Legal Studies. His current research explores the use of legal excuses at common law in England and the U.S.A.

Dr. Mete Korkut Gülmen
Dr. Mete Korkut Gülmen

is a Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Cukurova University School of Medicine, Turkey. His main research areas are sudden deaths, cardiac pathologies, sexual assaults against to children and women, drugs, drug abuses, toxicological aspects of medico-legal deaths, forensic pathology & toxicology perspective in the Forensic Sciences field.

Dr. Jan Halámek
Dr. Jan Halámek

is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Albany, USA. His main research areas are in biosensors, enzymology and bionanotechnology. In the last years he concentrated on the application of novel approaches to biosensing and bioactuation in forensic science. He co-authored more than 70 research and review papers and book chapters.

Dr. John V. Planz
Dr. John V. Planz

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. His research interests are in the areas of molecular evolutionary genetics and population genetics and their applications for studying inter- and intra-specific diversity.

Dr. Kola Abimbola
Dr. Kola Abimbola

is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Howard University, Washington, USA. He publishes in the fields of forensic science and law, evidence and proof, philosophy of science, and Africana philosophy.

Dr. Richard C. Li
Dr. Richard C. Li

is an Associate Professor of Forensic Biology of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA. He has served as a DNA analyst at the Department of Forensic Biology, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. His current research interests include forensic analysis methods potentially useful for processing biological evidence recovered from crime scenes.

Dr. Samuel Liles
Dr. Samuel Liles

is an Associate Professor specializing in transnational cyber threats and cyber forensics at Purdue University, USA. He is a faculty member associated with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance. His areas of interests are cyber conflict, forensic attribution, and systems forensics.

Dr. Tony R. Smith
Dr. Tony R. Smith

is an Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. His research focuses on international and cross-cultural understanding of crime and criminal justice, the impact of firearms, self-control and strain theories, and situational crime prevention.

Dr. David A. Gangitano
Dr. David A. Gangitano

is an Associate Professor of the Forensic Science Department in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, USA. His research focuses on Forensic Biology, Statistical Genetics, Crime Scene Investigation. He worked as a forensic examiner for the Argentinean Federal Police (Forensic Biology Unit) in collaboration with the National Atomic Energy Commission.

Dr. Jonathan T. Rajewski
Dr. Jonathan T. Rajewski

is the Director of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Digital Forensic / Cyber Security Professor at Champlain College in Burlington Vermont, USA. Aside from his teaching role, he conducts / leads investigations and research in the areas of digital forensics / embedded system analysis/ network forensics and cyber security.

Dr. Marilyn T. Miller
Dr. Marilyn T. Miller

is an Associate Professor in Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. She teaches a wide variety of forensic science and crime scene investigation classes to both forensic science and criminal justice majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels and faculty member of the Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science and the National Crime Scene Training Center.

Dr. Ali Kocak
Dr. Ali Kocak

is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA. His research encompasses the field of vibrational spectroscopy, focusing on the development of new approaches and applications of single and multiple reflection ATR FT-IR spectroscopy techniques in the identification of trace evidence.

Dr. Dimitrios G. Vlachodimitropoulos
Dr. Dimitrios G. Vlachodimitropoulos

is an Associate Professor of Surgical and Forensic Pathology, in the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Medical School at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His research focuses on Forensic Medicine and Forensic pathology.

Dr. Richard Brian Adams
Dr. Richard Brian Adams

provides consulting services in the areas of digital forensics and electronic discovery and has been called as an expert witness on numerous occasions. As an Adjunct Associate Professor he is assisting with the development of postgraduate courses for the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Western Australia, Australia.

Dr. David J. Thomas
Dr. David J. Thomas

is an Associate Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, where he teaches in the Forensic Behavioral Analysis and Criminal Justice Programs. He is the C.E.O. of Police Counseling Services, LLC where he provides clinical and consulting services for several law enforcement agencies.

Dr. Steven A. Koehler
Dr. Steven A. Koehler

is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School, USA. He was the former Chief of the Epidemiology Division, Allegheny County Medical Examiners Office. He is the Founder and Executive director of Forensic Medical Investigations providing comprehensive forensic/medical death investigations.

Dr. Rabi Ann Musah
Dr. Rabi Ann Musah

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany-SUNY), USA. Her research is in the development and application of multivariate statistical analysis methods to mass spectrometric data for the identification of emerging plant drugs of abuse.

Dr. Roberto Maniglio
Dr. Roberto Maniglio

is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology. He is a psychotherapist, a criminologist and forensic psychopathologist, and a court-appointed expert, University of Salento, Italy. His research interests include the etiology and prevalence of psychiatric disorders, family dysfunction, parenting, intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual crimes, victimization, and aggression.

Dr. Ronald Ray Thrasher
Dr. Ronald Ray Thrasher

heads the Forensic Psychology track at the OSU Center for Health Sciences, USA. He 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.

Dr. Raymond C. Murray
Dr. Raymond C. Murray

is currently Forensic Geologist and former Vice President and Professor of Geology at the University of Montana, USA. His research Interest is Forensic geology in criminal and civil cases and use in intelligence.

Dr. Jianye Ge
Dr. Jianye Ge

is the Algorithm Leader in the Human Identification Division of Life Technologies. His research relates primarily to bioinformatics and forensic genetics. His current research projects include kinship analysis, familial searching, Low Copy Number DNA evidence interpretation, development of new forensic markers, Next Generation Sequencing for forensics.

Dr. Sheree Hughes-Stamm
Dr. Sheree Hughes-Stamm

is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, USA. Her research focuses on Forensic Genetics, Forensic Anthropology, Human Anatomy. She has also interacted with operational state police and DNA crime labs, and has a working knowledge of the standard operations and procedures within accredited forensic DNA laboratories.

Dr. Long Jin
Dr. Long Jin

is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pathology in the Department of Pathology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, USA. He teaches Surgical Pathology for medical students and Forensic Pathology for residents in training and provides medical legal consultations for law enforcement.

Dr. Brooke Weinger Kammrath
Dr. Brooke Weinger Kammrath

is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Science, University of New Haven, USA. Her research focuses on uniting microscopy with spectroscopy, identification and characterization of microscopic samples of forensic interest, analysis of pattern and impression evidence, and application of multivariate statistical methods to the interpretation of forensic science evidence.

Dr. Jun Wang
Dr. Jun Wang

is an Assistant Professor, Forensic Institute of Technology and the Department of Chemistry, SUNY Albany, USA. He has received several top awards including Chorafas Foundation prize. His research includes one-step, self-powered blood chip and 2D barcode microarray for biomarker detection and future research is on highly integrated microchips and detection of biomolecules in human samples.

Dr. Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan
Dr. Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan

is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at City University of Hong Kong, China. His research focuses on sexual homicide, offender profiling, sex offending, homicide, stalking behavior, and psycho-criminological issues related to the Asian population.

Dr. Michele Grillo
Dr. Michele Grillo

is an Assistant Professor in Department of Criminal Justice at Monmouth University, USA. She teaches a wide variety of classes, including Criminology, Research Methods and Statistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include terrorism, policing, homeland security, technology and crime, gangs in America.

Dr. David E. Carter
Dr. David E. Carter

is an Assistant Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Southern Oregon University, USA. where he teaches courses on corrections, research methods, and the development of offending over the life course. His areas of research include evidence-based outcome assessment, correctional program evaluation, and longitudinal analysis.

Dr. Scott Howard Belshaw
Dr. Scott Howard Belshaw

is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas, USA. He also serves as the Executive Director of the University of North Texas/Professional Development Institute’s Private Investigation Training Academy. His research interests include forensic investigations, juvenile and adult corrections, private investigations and private security and sentencing related matters.

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei
Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei

is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Analytical Chemistry at Forensic Science Institute/ North Carolina State University, USA. His research interest focuses on Forensic Trace Evidence, Forensic analytical chemistry, Functional Dyes, Plasma-induced graft polymerization.

Dr. Kelly M. Elkins
Dr. Kelly M. Elkins

is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Towson University, USA. Her research interests are focused on developing and evaluating methods for detecting and recovering biological materials for use in human identification and developing and extending the application of chemical instrumentation methods for forensic use.

Dr. Vicki L. Wedel
Dr. Vicki L. Wedel

is a Forensic Anthropologist and an Assistant Professor of anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences, USA. She consults on forensic cases when skeletal examination is necessary and conducts research into developing new methods of forensic analysis. Current projects include determining age and season at death using just teeth.

Dr. Kewal Krishan
Dr. Kewal Krishan

is a Forensic Anthropologist and Senior Assistant Professor at Panjab University, India. His research focuses on Forensic osteology, Forensic Podiatry, Anthropometry. He published numerous articles in international forensic journals of repute which received more than 900 citations in the scientific literature.

Dr. Shanlin Fu
Dr. Shanlin Fu

is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He lectures on the subjects of forensic chemistry and forensic toxicology. His current research interests are in the broad area of illicit drug detection and profiling, postmortem toxicology, workplace drug testing, drugs and driving, and sport drug testing for anti-doping purposes.

Dr. Hisham E. Ragab
Dr. Hisham E. Ragab

Completed his research studies at University of New Haven & Connecticut State Police Forensic Science Laboratory, USA. He is working as Instructor Forensic Science Program University of Toronto Mississauga. He is awarded with “Scientist of the Year 2004“ presented by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England for the contributions to the field of Forensic Sciences.

Dr. Sameera Anuruddha Gunawardena
Dr. Sameera Anuruddha Gunawardena

is a Senior Lecturer and Specialist in Forensic Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. His current research interests are in forensic age estimation in the living, forensic anthropology, child abuse and gender-based violence.

Dr. Sinisa Franjic
Dr. Sinisa Franjic

is Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Republic of Croatia, Europe. His research interests are medical law, health law, forensics , computer criminality, criminalistics, criminal procedure law, copyright law.

Dr. Alja Videtič Paska
Dr. Alja Videtič Paska

is a biochemist with PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology and with 10 years of experience in genetics and epigenetics of psychiatric disorders, my research in the field of forensic medicine has been oriented towards suicide and alcohol misuse. In forensic medicine and suicide research the human past is of interest, however in my research I am motivated to transform these data in such form to be utilized as progonostic markers for suicidal behavior.