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Dr. Godwin's Brief Resume

Criminal Investigative, Forensic Science and Behavioral Science Consultant, Fayetteville, NC, 1998 to Present - President of Godwin Trial & Forensic Consultancy, Inc.

y, Inc.

Education

  PhD Psychology with a concentration in investigative psychology

University of Liverpool, Institute for Investigative Psychology, Liverpool, England, 1994-1998 British Psychological Society (BPS) Approved Program and Recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA), Degree completed at main campus in Liverpool, England

Dissertation: Inner Themes-Outer Behaviors: A Multivariate Model of U.S. Serial Killers' Crime Scene Actions

 

MS Forensic Science - Master's Degree in Forensic Science, University of Florida, (2015 - one course short)

 

M.S., Criminology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 1994

 

B.S., Behavioral Science, Minor, Criminal Justice, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN, 1993

 

A.S., Criminal Justice Technology, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC, 1985

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sample of Clients

§  U.S. Army Trial Defense Service

§  State of Florida

§  New Jersey Capital Litigation Unit

§  Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit

§  Behavioral reconstructive analysis of crime scenes

§  Equivocal case analysis

§  Victimology

§  Geographical Profiling

 Law Enforcement and Investigative Training

  • Blood Distribution and Spatter Analysis Training (2 month course), University of Florida, 2013

  • Death Investigations I and II - University of Flordia 2013-14

  • Principles of Forensic Science - University of Florida 2013

  • Principles and thought processes of crime scene investigation, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 2011
  • Forensic Fingerprint Analysis Basics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010
  • Death investigations, Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2006

  • Death investigations, Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2005

  • Forensic Entomology and Death Investigations, Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, , Richmond, VA, 2004

  • Examined 300 solved serial murders’ case files during my Ph.D. research, 1995, 1996

  • Introduction to VICAP, Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), Newton County Sheriff’s Department, 1994

  • Investigating Serial Murder, Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), Newton County Sheriff’s Department, 1994

  • Specialized Training in Criminal Investigations, Henderson Police Training Academy, , Henderson, NC (22 hours), 1987

  • Police Information Network Computer Training, Butner Public Safety, North Carolina,Butner, NC (12 hours), 1987

  • Chemical Tests for Alcohol Operator, North Carolina Highway State Patrol, Henderson, NC, (48 hours), 1986

  • Criminal Investigations I and II, North Carolina Police Academy, Henderson, NC, 1986

  • Special Law Enforcement Certification, North Carolina Police Academy, Henderson, NC, 1986

  • Court Procedures and Evidence, North Carolina Police Academy, Henderson, NC, 1986

  • Patrol Operations, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC, (9 hours), 1986

  • Firearms, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC, (8 hours), 1986

  • Law Enforcement Basic Police Recruit Training, State of North Carolina Department of Criminal Justice Training Standards, Henderson Police Training Academy, Henderson, NC, (300 hours), 1985

  • Fingerprinting Law, Submission of Fingerprints, and how to take legible inked impression, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, (4 hours), 1985

academic honors and awards

  • University of Liverpool international scholarship, 1994

  • Indiana State University academic scholarship, 1993

  • Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society, 1993

  • North Carolina Sheriff’s Association Scholarship, 1984

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

§  Hunting Serial Predators 2nd Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008 (3rd Edition in the works)

§  Tracker: Hunting down serial killers, Running Press, 2005

§  Slave Master, True murder story of internet serial killer John Robinson in Kansas, coauthored

§  with Sue Wiltz, Pinnacle, 2004

§  Criminal Psychology and Forensic Technology, Editor, CRC Press, 2001

§  Hunting Serial Predators: A multivariate approach to profiling violent behavior, CRC

§  Press, Sept. 1999

§  Inner Themes-Outer Behaviors: A Multivariate Model of U.S. Serial Killers’ Crime

§  Scene Actions, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Liverpool, 1998

BOOK CHAPTERS

§  Criminal Profiling, Edited by Irving B. Weiner and W. Edward Craighead, The Corsini

§  Encyclopedia of Psychology, John Wiley & Sons, 2010

§  A Multivariate Analysis of Serial Killers Crime Scene Actions, Edited by Montet, L.,

§  Profileurs: Spėcialisation ou professionnalisation? Presses Universitaries de France,

§  March 2002

§  Geographical Profiling, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Edited by Siegel, J., Knupfer,

§  G. and Saukko, P., Academic Press, 2000

PRESENTATIONS

§  Johnston Community College, Presentation on Criminal Profiling, Serial Murder and

Crime Scene Analysis, October 2014

§  Beaufort Community College, Presentation on Criminal Profiling, Serial Murder and

Crime Scene Analysis, September 2013

§  Johnston Community College, Presentation on Criminal Profiling, Serial Murder and

Crime Scene Analysis, March 2013

§  North Georgia College & State University, DahlonegaGA, Forensic Symposium,

Tracking the predator, March 2012, Guess Speaker

§  North Carolina Missing Persons Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2007, Guest Speaker

§  North Carolina Missing Persons Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2006, Guest Speaker

§  North Carolina Missing Persons Conference, Wilmington, NC, 2005, Guest Speaker

§  United States Association of Professional Investigators 1st Annual Conference, Las

Vegas, 2005, Guest Speaker

§  Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine 5th Annual Conference, 2004, Las

Vegas, Guest Speaker

§  International Criminal Profiling Conference, University Pantheon-Asas – Paris, France,

2002, Guest Speaker

§  International Association of Law Enforcement Planners Training Conference, Daytona

Beach, Florida, Geographical Profiling of Serial Killers, 1998, Guest Speaker

§  Michigan State University, Lansing, MI., 1st Annual Serial/Predator Murder Conference,

Profiling the serial murderer John Williams: An Investigative Process Management

Approach, 1998, Guest Speaker

§  North Carolina Police Training Academy, Salemburg, NC, A Facet Model of serial

murderers’ crime scene actions: Developments in offender profiling, Guest speaker,

§  North Carolina Spring Criminal Justice Conference, 1998

§  Vance Granville Community College, Henderson, NC, Profiling the serial murderer,

Guest speaker, 1998

§  University College Dublin and Dublin Castle, The spatial behavior of US serial killers

and victim targeting networks, World Congress on Violence and Human Co-Existence,

1997

§  University of Liverpool, Annual Facet Theory Conference, Encounter and death:

§  Modeling the spatial behavior of US serial killers using smallest space analysis, 1997,

§  Leeds University, England, The Spatial Behavior of US Serial Killer and the

§  Investigative Process, 1st Annual Geo-Computational Conference, 1996

§  Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Serial Rapist, 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Godwin being interviewed on CNN about the DC Sniper Case