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Our faculty is compromised of internationally renowned and published experts. They all work cases, testify in court, and are Board Certified in Criminal Profiling (D-ABP).
Brent E. Turvey, PhD
Brent E. Turvey, PhD

Director - Forensic Criminology &
                Criminal Profiling Programs

Since 1996, Dr. Turvey has performed casework as a Forensic Scientist, Crime Scene Analyst, Crime Reconstructionist, Forensic Criminologist, and /or Criminal Profiler for law enforcement agencies (police and prosecutors), attorney clients, and private entities all over the world. This includes consultations, forensic assessments, and expert testimony on both criminal and civil matters. These cases involve sexual assault, false allegations, shooting incident reconstructions, serial rapes and homicides, mass homicides, sexual homicides, domestic homicides, staged crime scenes, and other violent crimes.


Dr. Turvey also maintains a caseload of femicides (e.g., sexual homicides, gender motivated homicides), and pre-femicidal violence cases, in Latin America. Many of these are related to drug trafficking and human trafficking. This involves the implementation of the UN Model Protocol for Femicide Investigation in Latin America, with The Forensic Criminology Institute’s Behavioral Science Lab (BSL). In operation since 2019, the BSL collaborates with The United Nations and The Attorney Generals Office in Bogota DC, providing support and training to attorneys and investigators.


Dr. Turvey has worked for government agencies and universities in the United States, China, Korea, Singapore, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Ecuador, Guatemala, Portugal, Australia, and Scotland. He is also the author of multiple peer reviewed textbooks on subjects relating to criminal profiling, forensic criminology, forensic victimology  forensic science, criminal investigation, criminal justice ethics, miscarriages of justice, and law enforcement corruption.

PhD - Criminology

MS - Forensic Science

BS - History

BS - Psychology



Board Member, International Association of Forensic Criminologists

Diplomate - Academy of Behavioral Profiling (D-ABP)

Directorate - Global Forensic Alliance


- Chisum & Turvey (2012) Crime Reconstruction, 2nd Ed. (Elsevier Science)

- Turvey (2013) Forensic Fraud (Elsevier Science)

- Cooley & Turvey (2014) Miscarriages of Justice (Elsevier Science)

- Crowder & Turvey (2017) Forensic  Investigation (Elsevier Science)

- Turvey, Savino, & Coronado (2018) False Allegations: Investigative and Forensic Issues in Fraudulent Reports of Crime (Elsevier Science)

- Turvey & Coronado (2022) Criminal Psychology (Elsevier Science)

- Turvey (2023) Criminal Profiling, 5th Ed. (Elsevier Science)

- Turvey (2024) Forensic Victimology, 3rd Ed (Elsevier Science)

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Deimer M. Cardona, D-ABP

Homicide Investigator / Instructor

Deimer is an award winning homicide Investigator, formerly with the Colombian National Police;
internationally published in the area of criminal profiling; and court qualified in homicide investigation and criminal profiling (Colombia).

He currently works as a criminal investigator with the National Police in Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Deimer is a Diplomate with the IAFC's Academy of Behavioral Profiling (D-ABP).

Changwon Pyo, PhD

Pyo Institute of Crime Science / Instructor, FCI

With a long history of working in law law enforcement, Dr. Pyo is a former instructor at the Korean National Police University. He is alsoFormer Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. He teaches criminal profiling and crime scene analysis through the Pyo Institute of Crime Science just outside of Seoul, and has authored numerous books on areas related to his experiences and expertise. He is a staunch advocate of human rights, with a focus on vulnerable groups like women and children.

Dr. Pyo is a Diplomate with the IAFC's Academy of Behavioral Profiling (D-ABP).

Paul J. Ciolino, D-ABP

Violent Crimes Unit / Instructor

Paul is an internationally recognized private investigator and former lead investigator for CBS 48 Hours.


He has published multiple texts on defense investigations and wrongful convictions. He also also author of the award winning "Dead in Six Minutes", available through Forensic Press:


Paul is a Diplomate with the IAFC's Academy of Behavioral Profiling (D-ABP). Currently the Unit Chief of The FCI's VCU - USA.

Contact: IAFC, Board of Directors

Stacey Venter, D-ABP

Instructor, FCI

Residing in South Africa, Stacey Venter is currently set to graduate with an MS in Forensic Criminology with the FCI's class of 2024. She also served as a Resident Crime Analyst for the Forensic Criminology Institute from 2022-2024. She holds a BA in Criminology; a BA in Health Sciences and Social Services Psychology; a BA in Criminology; and a Professional Diploma in Criminal Profiling. 

Stacey is also a Diplomate with the IAFC's Academy of Behavioral Profiling (D-ABP).

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