Welcome Arthur S. Chancellor

The AISOCC welcomes Arthur S. Chancellor as new consulting member.

Arthur began his law enforcement career in 1974 with the US Army Military Police. In 1981, he transitioned to the Army CID as Special Agent working on felony investigations. He remained in the CID for 20 years. In 1986, he became a supervisor when he was appointed as warrant officer. He commanded three large CID Detachments and finished his army career as Operations officer responsible for five CID Detachments. Upon retirement in 2001, he accepted a position with the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst responsible for conducting homicide crime scene examinations throughout the state.

In 2004, he transferred to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) where he developed and supervised the MBI Cold Case Unit responsible for assisting police agencies across MS in resolving old homicide cases. In 2008, he accepted employment back with the US Army CID where he now works as a civilian Supervisory Special Agent and Assistant Operations Officer.

Arthur has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Oklahoma City University and is a Graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has developed many investigative training courses and has taught courses across the United States in Basic and Advanced Crime Scene Examination, Homicide and Advanced Homicide, Cold Case Investigations, Basic and Advanced Sex Crimes, and Staged Crime Scenes.

He co-developed the International Forensic Science Academy (IFSA) at the University of Southern Mississippi, and has taught as adjunct instructor at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, and Clayton State University, Marrow GA. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science and the International Association for Identification.

Arthur is the author of the textbook “Investigating Sexual Assault Cases.” In 2013, he co-authored “Death Investigations.” Both books are part of the Jones & Bartlett Learning Guides to Law Enforcement Investigation series. They are designed for undergraduate and graduate-level criminal investigation courses and offer comprehensive and detailed information for instructors teaching the specialized topics.

Welcome Brad Shields

The AISOCC welcomes Brad Shields as new consulting member.

Brad Shields is a County Detective with the Indiana County District Attorney’s Office after a twenty-five year career with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Brad is experienced in all phases of investigation, including criminal investigation as well as internal and staff investigations. Supervised and managed all aspects of long-term and complex investigations, including strategies, staff management and financial considerations. Provided leadership and supervision to large group of sworn police officers as well as civilian employees.

Brad has a BA in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Welcome Joan Swart

The AISOCC welcomes Joan Swart, PsyD as new consulting member.

Joan is a Forensic Psychologist specializing in behavior assessment and modification especially pertaining to criminal behavior, radicalization, and mental illness. She achieved her Masters of Science degree with honors from Walden University and her PsyD. from the Eisner Institute for Professional Studies in Los Angeles.

Joan is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and various psychology associations including the Psychology Society of South Africa, American Psychological Association, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Psychology-Law Society, and the International Academy of Investigative Psychology.

Joan also assists clients with trial strategy, pre-sentencing, adjudicative competency, mental state, insanity defense, and violence risk assessment reports, company internal disciplinary or investigative hearings, parole recommendations, victim impact statements, and expert witness testimony.

Book Alert: The Common Language of Homicide and Suicide by J. Michael Bozeman

Bozeman Book Press ReleaseOur own Michael Bozeman’s will launch his book in May 2014. From LFB Scholarly Publishing:

Bozeman’s work appeals to sociologists, criminologists, psychiatrists and forensic linguists. His thesis is three-fold: to explore emergent themes in suicides and murder confessions, to determine whether Durkheim’s suicide typologies might also be applicable to homicide (heretofore untested), and to expand upon the “forces of production” and “forces of direction” in the stream analogy of overall violence to include the coincident rise of both forces in what the author refers to as the stream-flood analogy. Findings support the integrated approach to the study of suicide and homicide. The most exciting revelation in the book is that evidence of the value of Durkheim’s suicide typologies were, in fact, present in the language of homicide offenders.”

Dr. Bozeman serves within the Society as Consulting member. He has a PhD from Sam Houston State in Criminal Justice. He is a retired Law Enforcement officer with 33 years experience, retiring from the Houston Police Department, Homicide Division in January 2005. Currently serves as Associate Professor of Global Security and Intelligence at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona and Previously served as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Dr. Bozeman also serves as a private consultant in the areas of High-Risk Missing Persons and Homicide Cold Cases. Research Interests include the areas of Homicide, Suicide, and the Coincident Event of Homicide followed by Suicide; Mass Murder, and Serial Murder. Specialties: High-Risk Missing Persons, Homicide Investigation, Crime Scene Investigations, Covert and Electronic Surveillance, Intelligence, Forensic Liguistics, Complex Suicide and Questionable Death Investigations.

The Common Language of Homicide and Suicide: Evidence of the Value of Durkheim’s Typologies” will come out in May 2014.

Congratulations, Michael!

Welcome Steve Shiner

The AISOCC welcomes Steve Shiner as new consulting committee member.

Steve Shiner is a former Police Officer and Detective, a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, and the current Director of Training at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.

Steve has a Masters of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of New Haven.

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