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Areas Of Study

FPI staff strive to remain educated in areas that keeps the agency one of the most progressive firms in the area of investigations.

1. Appraising and Managing Violent Offenders

with concentration in the area of actuarial risk analysis and the various actuarial assessments for parole release of violent offenders in New York and New Jersey and the civil commitment of sex offenders after US Supreme Court Allen decision.

2. Crime Scene Analysis

With review of FBI files and code data relating to crime scene variables.

3. Crime Statistics

Their uses, successes and failures.

4. Criminal Psychological Assessment

The review of forensic assessment issues associated with relevant issues in criminal forensic assessment with practical knowledge to administer, score and interpret selected forensic assessment instruments. Such tests will involve the measurement of risk assessment, competency, mental state at the time of offense, psychopathy and malingering.

5. Criminal Justice Policy Analysis

Study of policy analysis and criminal justice planning and how to assess proposals intended to solve problems encountered in policing, adjudication and corrections.

6. Criminal Profiling of Homicidal Offenders

studied as a complex behavior with differing phenomenology, psychopathology and dynamics through case material.

7. Criminalistic Theories

Analyzing the causes of crime along with focus on the police and other law enforcement agencies and the process of arrest with the exploration of issues in corrections, particularly imprisonment and alternatives to incarceration, including probation and parole.

8. Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment of the Sex Offender

with study of the interpersonal and intrapsychic dynamics of such offenders with the study of the common cognitive distortions used by such offenders, deviant arousal patterns, risk assessment and relapse prevention techniques.

9. Forensic Science

specifically the Dalbert/Kumho Tire Co. evidence standards articulated concerning science verses junk science in the areas of latent fingerprint, hair, voice, tire-track, blood splatter, and psychological analysis and the effect on introduction in criminal trials.

10. Genocidal Studies

With emphasis on the African genocidal events, Armenian Turkish Genocide, Cambodia, Darfur and the Holocaust.

11. Investigative Techniques

Focusing on the discovery and documentation of corrupt practices in politics and administration with emphasis on the public employee’s obligations, rights and the laws and regulations governing criminal investigations particularly in the area of white collar crimes and scandals involving public officials.

12. Organized and Transnational Crime

With familiarity with the language, issues and methods of organized crime and responses officials can undertake in combating it.

13. Problems in Contemporary Corrections

including issues involving behavioral and health needs of inmates, effective programs and classifications, corruption, brutality, overcrowding, inmate violence and uprising.

14. Terrorism/Counterterrorism Techniques

Reviewing of the past, present and future Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) as well as Cyber threats and the technologies and techniques to detect and mitigate them as applied in today’s real world scenarios with emphasis on the applied science. Along with numerous hands-on work with state of the art CBRNE detection equipment that are the necessary tools of the trade for all counter-terrorism and security professionals.

15. Forensic Anthropology

Which includes the study of the scientific techniques developed in physical anthropology to help identify human remains and understanding the circumstances surrounding death with the examination of the contribution of forensic anthropologists to the medico-legal community involved in solving both criminal and humanitarian cases of unexplained death.

16. Psychopathology.

Involves evaluating the theoretical and practical considerations in the etiology, symptomatology and dynamics of personality deviation and emotional disorders with intensive study of case material appearing in scientific literature.

17. Projective Personality Assessment

Provided advanced experience in the administration and interpretation of projective techniques, particularly the Rorschach inkblot test, using Exner’s Comprehensive System.  The TAT, figure drawing and other tests with focus on current surveys of the scientific literature relating to projective measures of personality with specific focus on forensic applications of such personality measures.

18. Violent Crime Investigation

Including the study of the Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques with emphasis on essential procedures combined with the detailed techniques through the use of instructive case studies aimed at the foundation on which to build a solid, prosecutable case.  With detailed analysis of the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence the serial murderer including the biological, psychological and sociological reasons for serial murder including profiling of the various types of serial killers with study of their patterns of killings along with research on paraphiliac killers, stalkers and fire setters.

19. Cyber Criminology

Field that explores cyber deviance and its control, especially when it becomes defined as criminal or trrorism. The cyber prefix denotes a sense that the crime occurs both within new social space.  It also suggests concern for crime in cyberspace is outside mainstream criminology, which has so far not had a lot to offer to the study of criminal behavior there.  We effectively consider the criminology of high technology crime. In particular, our concerns range over the social, legal, and policy issues associated with the rapid global growth in the use of digital devices and communications in everyday life and business.

20. Investigative Psychology

Is the area using empirically based profiling methods that may ultimately be admissible in both federal and state courts under either the Daubert or Frye standards.  This is a cutting edge statistically driven criminal analysis using Small Space Analysis, Geographic profiling and various other scientifically based methods to reduce the suspect pool to a manageable number.