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Law Enforcement Use of Force


Forensic Solutions, LLC is pleased to offer the following one day training event in conjunction with the Kennesaw State University Police Department (approved by Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council [POST]).

The learning goal for this 8 hour seminar is to educate and assist public safety professionals and their leadership regarding the nature, illegalities, and liability associated with excessive use of force. Clarity on the criminal and civil litigation surrounding this issue is sorely needed by agencies nationwide. The focus will be on explaining the problem, educating line officers and supervisors on the proper use of force, delineating agency liability, and strategies for avoiding or navigating related investigations.

This workshop is open to law enforcement professionals, educators, and members of the public.


- Case Studies

- The Force Continuum

- Force as a tool: creating the mindset for peace officers

- Investigating Use of Force complaints

- The Garrity rule, transparency, and internal investigations

- The Role of The Grand Jury

-  Legal issues and Liability (Agency and Personal)

Kennesaw State University - Main Campus
Building 22, Rm 2036
1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw GA 30144

April 7, 2016; 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Registration fee includes a copy of the forensic manual pictured above, Anabolic Steroid Abuse in Public Safety Pesonnel (2015) by Drs. Turvey and Crowder.

Georgia Law Enforcement:        $25.00
Students:                                       $35 USD
Public Safety Personnel:             $75 USD
Public:                                           $95 USD

Brent Turvey, PhD


Stan Crowder, PhD


Brent E. Turvey, MS, PhD
Forensic Scientist & Criminal Profiler

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. In 2012, Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia.

Since 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit.

Since 2012, Brent has served as a forensic consultant to the Unidad de Analysis de la Conducta Criminal, Laboratorio Forense de Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MX (Criminal Behavioral Analysis Unit, Attorney Generalís Forensic Science Laboratory in Juarez, Mexico); and to the Unidad de Investigacion de la Defensa of the Policia National (DIJIN) in Bogota, Colombia. 

Brent is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011) and Forensic Fraud (2013). He is a co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011); Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011); Forensic Victimology, 1st and 2nd Editions (2008, 2013); Ethical Justice (2013); and Miscarriages of Justice (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. 

He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC. He is also Director of the Institute of Forensic Investigation and Criminal Profiling in Juarez, MX.


Brent Turvey & Stan CrowderStan Crowder, PhD
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Colonel (ret), US Army, Military Police Corps
President, Academy of Behavioral Profiling

Stan Crowder was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. He completed his BS in Criminal Justice and MBA at Brenau University. In 1998, Stan fulfilled his Ph.D. in Justice Administration at The Union Institute. He is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University where he teaches criminology and criminal justice classes; he was an adjunct/ part-time professor from 1999 to 2006. Stan has also taught at Reinhardt University and Saint Petersburg (Florida) College. 

Stan has over 35-years service in the Guard and Reserve. He began his military career as an enlisted Sailor in the Navy Reserve in October 1971 and retired as an Army Colonel in July 2007. Stan served his community as a civilian police officer for 7 years; five-years with Cobb County (Georgia) Police Department and two-years with Marietta (Georgia) Police Department. 

Stan is a certified Peace Officer in Georgia and a certified instructor for Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. He is also the current President of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling.



Those interested in registering for this workshop may pay by check, money order, Visa, MC, or Discover.

Check or Money Order
Make all checks or international money orders payable to Forensic Solutions, LLC in US Dollars. Also, provide your name, employment/ student information, and contact information including phone and email so that we can contact you and send updates.

Mail to:
Seminar c/o
Forensic Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 2175
Sitka, Alaska  99835

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Students:                                                $35 USD REGISTER NOW!

Georgia Pub. Safety Personnel:       $25 USD


Public Safety Personnel:                    $75 USD


Public:                                                     $95 USD


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