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Curriculum Vitae: Vernon J. Geberth

Education
  • Master of Science - Psychology. (M.S.) California Coast University, California, 1994.
  • Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice. (M.P.S.), C.W. POST Graduate Center, Long Island University, NY 1978.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, 1967.
  • Graduate: Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy, 119th Session, 1979.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFA), 2008
Professional Training
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 69th Annual Meeting, February 2017
    • Chair Workshop #4: Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives -Significance of Pornography, Sexual Deviance, Autoerotic Fatalities, Signature and M.O., Serial Murder Investigation and Criminal Investigative Analysis.
      Co-Chair Thomas McAndrew B.A., Pennsylvania State Police Faculty Barbara C. Wolf, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner, District 5 Leesburg, Florida. and Investigator Andrea Zafares, Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.
    • General Section Luncheon, February 15, 2017.
    • General Section Business Meeting, February 15, 2017.
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony February 15, 2017.
    • General Section Reception and Social.
    • CRC Press Reception.
  • World Investigator's Conference - Keynote Speaker
    Montgomery, Texas at La Torretta Lake Resort August 16-19, 2016
    • Staged Crime Scenes and Equivocal Death Investigations
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Las Vegas, Nevada, 68th Annual Meeting, February 2016
    • Chair Workshop #10: Practical Homicide Investigation : An Evaluation of Homicides Involving Child Victims, Child Offenders and Equivocal Death Investigations.
      Co-Chair Barbara C. Wolf, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner, District 5 Leesburg, Florida. Faculty: Thomas C. Mc Andrew, B.A., Pennsylvania State Police and Investigator Andrea Zafares, Dutchess County Medical Examiner's Office.
    • General Section Luncheon, February 24, 2016.
    • General Section Business Meeting, February 24, 2016.
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony February 24, 2016.
    • General Section Reception and Social.
    • CRC Press Reception.
  • Annual Indiana State Coroner's Association Meeting, June 27, 2015
    Dr. David Avolt In-Service Training Conference Sheraton Hotel & Suites. Indianapolis. Indiana. Practical Homicide®: Equivocal Death and Suicide Investigation.
  • South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force, May 19, 2015
    Major Case Training Session Orland Park Training Center, Orland Park, IL Practical Homicide and Equivocal Death Investigations.
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Orlando, Florida, 67th Annual Meeting, February 2015
    • Chair Workshop #6: Practical Homicide Investigation® Offender-Manipulated Homicide Scenes Relating to Equivocal Death and Stage Crime Scenes
    • Co-Chair Barbara C. Wolf, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner, District 5 Leesburg, Florida. Faculty Thomas C. McAndrew, B.A. Pennsylvania State Police.
    • General Session Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 18, 2015.
    • I received the Paul Kehres Meritorious Service Award from Awards Committee Chair, Fellow Alan Boehm and introduced by Fellow Joanna Collins
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 18, 2015 where I along with others were recognized for their awards
    • CRC Booth where there was a Poster announcing my 5th Edition Practical Homicide Investigation textbook as an award winning author
    • Scientific Sessions and Exhibits
    • General Section Reception and social.
    • CRC Press Reception where I was acknowledged as an award winning author with the presentation of Textbook and Award themed Reception cake.
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Mayfield Inn & Suites, 16615 109 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta Canada. May 12, 2014. Keynote Speaker  Practical Homicide and Equivocal Death Investigation. 300 attendees.
  • PI Magazine's East Coast Super Conference. The Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  On June 28, 2014 Vernon Geberth will be the Keynote Speaker presenting Death Investigations & Sexually Related Homicides.  200 Attendees.
  • International Homicide Investigator’s Association. The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando Florida Keynote Speaker. Practical Homicide and Equivocal Death Investigation June 10, 2013.  160 Attendees.
  • Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. Regency Conference Center, 400 Regency Park, O'Fallon, Illinois. Keynote Speaker for Annual Conference. March 13, 2013.  475 Attendees
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Washington, D.C., , 65th Annual Meeting, February 2013
    • Chair Workshop #7: Practical Homicide and Medicolegal Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives Regarding the Homicide Investigation and the Medical Examiner's Determination in Various Modalities of Death including Child Deaths and Suicide.
    • Co-Chair Barbara C. Wolf, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner, District 5 Leesburg, Florida. Faculty Anny Sauvageau, MD Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, Canada.
    • General Session Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 20, 2013
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 22, 2013
    • SCientific Sessions and Exhibits
  • Annual Homicide Conference Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
    The Palm Beach Airport Hilton, December 10-12, 2012
    • Keynote Speaker - 350 Attendees
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Atlanta, Georgia, 64th Annual Meeting, February 2012
    • Chair Workshop #4: Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives -Significance of Pornography, Sexual Deviance, Autoerotic Fatalities, Signature and MO, Serial Murder Investigation as Well as the Increase of in African American Serial Killers Involved in These Events. Co-Chair Anny Sauvageau, MD Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton, CANADA, Faculty Barbara C. Wolf, MD, Chief Medical Examiner, District 5 Leesburg, Florida.
    • Faculty Workshop #17: Advances in Asphyxia by Strangulation for Pathologists and Anthropologists. Proposal for a new standardized classification of asphyxia called the INFOR classification for a unified system of classification.
    • General Session Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony. February 22, 2012.
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 22, 2012.
    • Scientific Sessions: Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews, Profiling as a Utility to Criminal Investigations, Forensic Polygraph in Global Environment, Privileged Access: Trained Listening to Serial Killers Yields Insights, Term and Definitional Analysis of Sex-Related Homicide, Violent Fantasies in Psychotherapy: Risks of Precipitating Violent Behavior.
  • Regional Organized Crime Information Center (R.O.C.I.C)
    October 18, 2011 – Chattanooga, TN
    • Keynote Speaker - 530 Attendees
    • Introduction to Practical Homicide Investigations and Equivocal Death Inquiries
  • Illinois Homicide Investigators’ Association
    October 11, 2011 – Oak Brook, IL
    • Keynote Speaker - 480 Attendees
    • Introduction to Practical Homicide Investigations and Equivocal Death Inquiries
  • Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
    September 19, 2011 - West Lafayette, IN
    • Keynote Speaker
    • Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation
  • Montana Violent Crimes Investigators Association
    August 30 - September 2, 2011
    • Keynote Speaker
    • Introduction to Practical Homicide Investigations and Equivocal Death Inquiries and Sexual Asphyxia
  • Masters 14 Conference 2011 St. Louis University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, Missouri
    • Determining the Manner of Death in Equivocal Death Investigations: Homicide, Suicide, Accident, or Natural.
  • Alaskan Peace Officer’s Association (A.P.O.A.) 50th Annual 2011 Crime Conference, Anchorage, Alaska
    May 16 - 20, 2011
    • Child Death Investigation Workshop Monday, May 16, 2011 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Workshop Chair: Dr. Michael Illiescu, MD
    • Conducted a Three-Day Advanced Practical Homicide Investigation® for attendees May 17-20, 2011
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Chicago, Illinois, February 2011
    • Chair Workshop #16: Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Significance of Pornography, Sexual deviance, Autoerotic Fatalities, Investigative and Behavioral Analysis. Co-Chair Peter Collins, MD Toronto, CANADA. Law and Mental Health Program and Faculty Anny Sauvageau, Deputy Medical Examiner, Edmonton, CANADA
    • General Session Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony. February 23, 2011.
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 23, 2011.
  • Indiana Coroner’s Association Summer Educational Conference
    Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13, 2010
    • Commander Geberth was the Keynote speaker for an All-Day Educational Portion of the program for Coroners and presented a section entitled; "Serial Murder Investigation: The Psychodynamics and Investigative Strategies."
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Seattle, Washington, February 2010
    • Chair Workshop #4: Determining the Manner of Death in Equivocal Death Investigations: Homicide, Suicide, Accident or Natural? Co-Chair Dr. Barbara Wolf, Chief Medical Examiner District 5 Leesburg, FL and. Faculty Dr. Mary Jumbelic, Chief Medical Examiner, Retired Onondaga County, NY, Monday February 22, 2010.
    • Presented 30 Years of Amazing Advances in Forensic Science to The Young Forensic Scientists Forum, (YFSF) Tuesday, February23, 2010.
    • Attended Scientific Sessions, Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
    • General Session Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony. February 24, 2010.
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 24, 2010.
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Denver, Colorado, February 2009
    • Co-Chair Workshop #2 New Insight Into Asphyxia by hanging: From Basic Hanging Deaths and Autoerotic Asphyxia Fatalities to Advanced Pathophysiology of Human Hanging. Chair Dr. Anny Sauvageau, M.D. Half Day Session, Monday February 16, 2009
    • Presented Introduction of Practical Homicide Investigation to The Young Forensic Scientists Forum, (YFSF) Tuesday, February17, 2009.
    • Presented Breakfast Seminar #2. The Real Mason Verger: The Man Who Fed His Face to The Dogs. Wednesday, February 18, 2009.
    • General Session Luncheon and Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Accepted The John R. Hunt Award for Robert Ressler, February 18, 2009.
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, February 18, 2009. Appointment of Sergeant-At-Arms for the Annual Meeting.
    • Attended the General Sessions Scientific Sessions Thursday, February 19, 2009.
  • 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Criminal Justice Conference
    Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 2008
    • Sponsored by East Tennessee Human Resources Agency, Inc., Morristown Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Department
    • Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Morning Session, Commander Geberth presented “Practical Homicide Investigation: Suicide and Equivocal Death Investigations.”
  • Indiana Homicide and Violent Crimes Investigator's Association (IHVCIA)
    September 22, 2008 Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Commander Geberth presented a Full Educational Program entitled; "Handling Equivocal Death and Suicide Investigations and Avoiding Missteps."
  • International Homicide Investigator's Association
    St. Louis, Missouri, August 24, 2008
    • Commander Geberth presented a Half-Day Educational Portion of the program entitled; "Avoiding Missteps in Homicide and Death Investigations."
  • Mississippi Police Chief’s Summer Educational Conference
    Biloxi, Mississippi, May 28, 2008
    • Commander Geberth presented an All-Day Educational Portion of the program for Chief’s of Police entitled; The Management of Homicide and Death Investigations
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Washington, DC, February 2008
    • Chairman Workshop #6 Sex-Related Homicide Investigation: Significance of Pornography, Signature Analysis, and Modus Operandi. All Day Session, Monday February 18, 2008
    • Presented The BTK Investigation: A Thirty-year Serial Murder Case Encompassing The Elements of Fantasy, Signature and Modus Operandi.
    • Presented The Practical Examples of the Dynamics of Signature and M.O.
    • Presented Comprehensive and Practical Examples of Sex-Related Homicide Investigations. A Clinical Perspective of Sadistic and Sexual Fantasies Integrated into Domestic Violence Dynamics and A Cold Case Involving a CODIS Hit on a Rape Murder and an Analysis of DNA Biographical Ancestry Markers (BGA).
    • Presented The Significance of Fantasy and Pornography in Sex-Related Murders.
    • General Session Luncheon and Business Meeting, February, 20, 2008.
    • AAFS Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony: Promoted to Fellow.
    • Attended the General Sessions Scientific Sessions Thursday, February 21, 2008.
    • Presented an abstract entitled, "State Sponsored Torture in Rome: A Forensic Inquiry and Medicolegal analysis of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ." at The Scientific Sessions in General Session I meeting. February, 21, 2008.
    • Attended Academy Wide Luncheon#1 entitled "Crime Scene" Inside the World of Real CSIs.
  • 12th Annual Smoky Mountain Criminal Justice Conference - Gatlinburg, Tennessee Nov. 2007
    • Edgewater Hotel Sponsored by East Tennessee Human Resources Agency, Inc. & Co-Sponsored by Morristown Police Department & Hancock County Sheriff's Department.
    • Wednesday, November 7, 2007 1:00 Pm to 5:00 PM Commander Geberth presented Practical Homicide Investigation: The Preliminary Investigation at the Scene and Duties of the Homicide Investigator
  • Virginia Homicide Investigator's Conference VHIA - Norfolk, Virginia October 2, 2007
    • Commander Geberth Presented Practical Homicide Investigation at The Hilton Norfolk Airport Inn
  • Air Force OSI Death Investigation Conference - May 8-10, 2007 San Antonio, Texas
    • May 8-9, 2007: Multimedia Center 660 N. Main Street, San Antonio, Texas. Commander Geberth was the keynote speaker for the OSI Conference on Practical Homicide Investigation and Equivocal Death Investigations sponsored by the U.S. Air Force
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    San Antonio, Texas, 2007
    • Chairman on Workshop #7 Practical Homicide Investigation; Tactics, Procedures and Forensic Techniques on Monday, February 19, 2007
    • Presented Introduction to Practical Homicide Investigation, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis, Managing the Homicide Case and Homicide Crimes Scene Process, and The Pathology of Homicide Investigation, along with a comprehensive presentation of cases with Co-Chairman Dr. Robert Keppel, who presented Time and Distance as Solvability Factors in Murder Cases and Cold Case Solutions with How to Investigate Serial Cases by Employing the Twelve Commandments of Serial Murder Investigations.
    • Attended Breakfast Seminar #1, Tuesday, February 20, 2007 "Medicine, Murder and Mayhem in Ancient Greece." Dr. Richard Froede, M.D. and Richard Walter, M.A.
    • Attended Evening Session #1 Role of the Forensic Scientist in Controversial, Politically Charged Death Investigations Internationally, February 20, 2007.
    • General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 21, 2007
    • Attended the General Section Scientific Sessions on February 22-23, 2007.
    • Attended Breakfast Seminar #4, Wednesday, February 21, 2007 "Anatomy of a Cold Case: How to revive a Cold Rape Case After 32 Years." Ms. Melissa Mourges, JD and Ms. Martha Bashford, JDS New York County District Attorneys Office.
    • Scheduled to present "A Forensic Inquiry and Medicolegal Analysis of The Crucifixion" at the Bring Your Own Slides Session on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
    • General Sessions Presentations on Thursday, February 22, 2007.
  • Iowa State Police Association 74th Annual Conference
    Waterloo, Iowa, October 10, 2006
    • Keynote Speaker
    • Introduction to Practical Homicide Investigation and Serial Murder
  • The International Homicide Investigator's Association 13th International Homicide Symposium
    New Orleans, Louisiana, August 28 - September 1, 2006
    • Presented Practical Homicide Investigation and Management of ther Crime Scene on August 31st
    • Attended sessions on The Molly Bish Case, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Investigating Justifiable Homicides by Law enforcement, Multiple Paraphilias of a Serial Killer.
    • Public Safety Techniollogy Tools, Techniques, and Assistance, Office for Victims of Crime, Prosecution of No-Body Homicide Cases, Suicide Bombings as presented by The Jordanian Preventive Security Department, Yosemite Serial Murder Case.
    • Attended the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony and received an Award for Excellence for Contributions to Professional Homicide Investigation.
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Seattle, Washington, 2006
    • Chairman on Workshop #9 Practical Homicide Investigation and Sex-Related Murders. February 20, 2006
    • Presented Investigative Significance of Fantasy in Sex-Related Murders, Collection of Evidence and a comprehensive presentation of cases with Co-Chairman Dr. Robert Keppel, who presented M.O. and Signature (origin and determination). Also prepared an Abstract for An Equivocal Death Investigation Involving Multiple Stabbing Suicide case published in the Proceedings for the AAFS for the General Section on February 20-25, 2006 and Presented at the General Session on Friday, February 24, 2006.
    • Attended Workshop #19 Sexual Homicide – Fantasy Becomes Reality. Chairman James McNamara. Practical issues involved in investigating and analyzing the actions of a sexual murder and the benefits of input from different disciplines. Breakfast Seminar#4, Wednesday February 22, 2006 “The Atypical Serial Killer” presented by Dr. Barbara Wolf, M.D. and Dr. Wendy Lavezzi, M.D. Breakfast Seminar#6, Thursday, February 23, 2006 “Authors, Science and The Law presented by Dr. Michael Baden, Ann Rule, Kathleen Reichs. General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 22, 2006.
    • General Sessions Presentations on Thursday, February 23, 2006.
    • General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 22, 2006
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005
    • Chairman on Workshop #8 Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures and Forensic Techniques. February 20, 2005
    • Presented PHI and case histories with Co-Chairman Robert Keppel illustrating the practice and theory of professional homicide investigation. This seminar also addressed the components of a murder investigation and how time and distance are factors in solvablility.
    • Prepared an Abstract on an Equivocal Death Case an Equivocal Death Case published in the Proceedings for the AAFS for the General Section on February 25, 2005 entitled: An Equivocal Death Investigation With Staged Crime Scene: Death Classified as Undetermined Manner.
    • Attended Workshop# 19 Understanding the Psychopath: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues Related to Psychopathy and Their Practical Application to Understanding Violent Criminals and Their Behavior. Chairman Dr. Robert Hare, Ph. D. February 21, 2005.
    • Attended Breakfast Seminar "Follywood - Forensic Fakes or Real Cases: How Movies Manipulate Forensic Truth". February 23, 2005. AAFS Meeting February 20-25, 2005.
    • General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 23, 2005.
    • General Sessions Presentations on Thursday, February 24-25, 2005.
  • Missouri State Highway Patrols's National Homicide Seminar
    Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri, October 18, 2004
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Dallas, Texas, 2004
    • Co-Chairman on Workshop #20 Grisly Business: An Examination of the Moduc Operandi and Signature Characteristics of Killers and Their Crime Scenes.
    • Presented Case Histories with Chairman Robert Keppel illustrating Serial Killers whose psychodynamics revealed specific Signature and M.O. qualities.
    • Also presented a paper for the General Section on February 19, 2004 entitled: Homicide or Suicide? An Equivocal Death Investigation.  February 16-21, 2004.
    • General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 18, 2004
  • 8th Annual Delaware State Police Homicide Conference
    PolyTech Adult Education Center, Woodside, Delaware, November 4, 2003
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Chicago, Illinois, 2003
    • Workshop #19: Understanding the Patterns and Motives of Violent Sexual Offenders.
    • Presented Case Histories of the Organized and Disorganized Offenders..
    • Presented for Chairman Robert Ressler.
    • Breakfast Seminar #1 Mass Disaster in Chicago.  February 16-21, 2003.
    • General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 19, 2003
  • Missouri State Highway Patrols's National Homicide Seminar
    Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri, October 28, 2002
  • New York State Police Colonel Henry F. William's Homicide Seminar
    Forensic Investigations Center, Albany, NY, September 21-25, 2002
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) - 2002 - Atlanta, Georgia
    • Workshop #24: Understanding the Patterns and Motives of Violent Sexual Offenders.
    • Breakfast Seminar "What does Depravity Mean to You."  February 11-16, 2002.
    • Attended General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting.
    • General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 13, 2002
  • New York State Police Colonel Henry F. William's Homicide Seminar
    Forensic Investigations Center, Albany, NY, September 24-27, 2001
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Seattle, Washington, 2001
    • Workshop #6: Adventures in Homicide Investigation - Exploring the Forensic Trails. Breakfast Seminar "Investigation of Homicides Encased in Concrete."
    • Presented case at the General Session Luncheon entitled, "Domestic Violence Lust Murder: A Clinical Perspective of Sadistic and Sexual Fantasies Integrated Into Domestic Violence Dynamics," February 19 - 24, 2001.
    • Attended General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting.
    • General Section Luncheon and Business Meeting, February 21, 2001
  • Missouri State Highway Patrols's National Homicide Seminar
    Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri , October 23, 2000
  • New York State Police Colonel Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar - Forensic Investigations Center, Albany, NY. September 24 - 27, 2000.
  • 4th Annual Delaware State Police Homicide Conference
    Dover Sheraton, Dover, Delaware, November 3, 1999
  • New York State Police Colonel Henry F. Williams Homicide Seminar
    Forensic Investigations Center, Albany, NY, September 28 - October 1, 1997
  • Harvard Associates in Police Science - 45th Annual Program & Conference
    Parsippany Hilton, Parsippany, New Jersey, June 1993
  • Criminal and Psychological Personality Profiling - Public Agency Training Council.
    Instructor Thomas Cronin. Holiday Inn-Jetport, Elizabeth, New Jersey, January 1993
  • Second Interntational Homicide Symposium - U.S. Department of Justice - International Homicide Investigators Association.
    Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri, October 1990
  • Wicklander - Zulawaski & Associates
    Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Interview and Interrogation Techniques.
    Mariott Peabody, Boston, Massachusetts, February 1990
  • National Conference on Serial Murders, Unidentified Bodies, and Missing Persons. Regional Organized Crime Information Center (R.O.C.I.C.) Nashville, Tennessee, April 1989
  • F.B.I. N.A.A.
    New York State and Eastern Canada Chapter. Interpersonal Violence. Retraining Session, Hamiltom Ontario, Cananda, July 1988.
  • Sex Crimes Investigator's Course
    New York City Police Department, Office of the Chief of Detectives, 1983
  • F.B.I. N.A.A., New York State and Eastern Canada Chapter
    Psychological Profiling of the Violent Criminal. Section IV. Niagara Falls, New York, June 1982
  • F.B.I. Applied Criminal Psychology Course, Homicide and Sex Crimes Investigation Seminar
    September 1982
  • Homicide Investigator's Course
    New York City Police Department, Office of the Chief of Detectives, 1978
  • American Management Association Course
    New York City Police Department, 1975
  • Drug Enforcement Administration's Advanced Narcotics Investigation Training
    Drug Enforcement Administration, Northeast Region, 1973
  • Criminal Investigation Course (CIC)
    New York City Police Department, 1968

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Faculty
  • New York State Police William's Homicide Seminar, New York. 1997 to 2003
  • New Jersey State Police, Homicide Investigation Seminars. 1994 to 2003
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol, Homicide Investigation Seminars. 1999 to present.
  • Public Agency Training Council, Indianapolis, Indiana. 1990 to 1999.
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Traffic Institute, 1988 to 1995.
  • International Protection of Assets Consultants (I.P.A.C.) Salt Lake City, Utah (1988-1989) Schaumburg, Illinois.
  • Homicide Investigator's Course, New York City Police Department, 1980 to 2008.
  • Criminal Investigation Course, New York City Police Department, 1978 to 1987.
  • Sex Crimes Investigator's Course, New York City Police Department, 1983 to 1988.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation; Police Training Division, New York Office, 1980 to 1987.
  • University of Delaware, Division of continuing Education, Wilcastle Center; Wilmington, Delaware, 1982 to 1989.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, F.B.I. Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 1984 and 1986.
  • International Homicide Investigation Seminar; Hocking Technical College, Nelsonville, Ohio, 1984 to 1988.
  • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York; Criminal Justice Instructor, 1978 to 1982.
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Seminar and Graduate programs, 1982 to 1984.
  • Institute of Police Technology and Management (I.P.T.M.) 1987 to 1988.
Consultant / Expert Witness
  • Westchester County District Attorney's Office: People v Francisco Acevedo. Consultant prepared A Criminal Investigative Analysis and Consultation Report. Reviewed and refuted a Defense Linkage Analysis Report by the Defense Expert. Scheduled as a Rebuttal Witness but the Defense Expert did not testify at trial. Defendant found Guilty of Three counts of Murder. 2011.
  • November, 2011 Designated as a witness in the Dana Chandler Case by the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office based on an Investigative Assessment and Consultative report I had prepared for the Topeka Police Department in March, 2007. Defense was able to effectively preclude my testimony as prejudicial to his client.
  • Lewis County Coroner's Inquest into The Death of Ronda Reynolds in Chehalis, WA. Was designated a witness by Coroner McLeod based on an Investigative Assessment of an Equivocal Death Case I prepared for Lewis County in February, 2001 in which I concluded based on materials provided for review that the death was more consistent with homicide then suicide. Testified on October 13, 2011. Death ruled a Homicide on October 19, 2011.
  • Westchester County District Attorney's Office: People v Kenneth West. Consultant prepared an Investigative Analysis and Review of crime scene photographs. Testified at Pre-Trial Hearing regarding admissibility of testimony relating to sexual aspects of case. Testified at Trial. Defendant found Guilty and sentenced to three consecutive 25 years to life sentences. 2009.
  • Family of Captain Gordon Hess U.S. Army v USCID Report of Suicide. Wrongful Death Consultation through offices of Attorney Charles De Angelo. The consultant collaborated with Dr. Dominick J. DiMaio, former Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York as well as other colleagues in the field of forensic pathology and homicide investigation to refute this allegation of SUICIDE. 1998 to 1999.
  • Westchester County District Attorney's Office: People v. Cajigas & Fernandez Assessment & Review, 1997.
  • Greenwich Police Department, Greenwich, CT. 1997.
  • Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities New York State Commission Jeanine Pirro, Chairperson Served as a Commission member, 1996 to 1997.
  • Expert Witness Homicide/Death Investigation Larimer County District Attorney's Office, Ft. Collins, Colorado. c/o Lopez, 1994 and c/o Thames, 1996.
  • Trial Sutkiewicz v. Monroe Cnty April 29, 1994.
  • Sutkiewicz v. Monroe County, MI. U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Southern Division Michigan. Civil litagation. Deposition, 1993.
  • Death Analysis 1993. Larchmont, NY.
  • Estate of Bruce Kipfer - NY Suspicious Death, 1992.
  • Westchester County, NY Supreme Court c/o Morello, 1989.
  • Police Department, Homicide Analysis, 1989.
  • State of New York; Commission of Investigation, 1987.
  • Office of Municipal Labor Policy, City of New York, 1987.
  • Greenwich Police Department, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1986.
  • New London County, CT. Superior Court, 1986.
  • New York State, Division of Criminal Justice, Bureau for Municipal Police. 1985.
  • Consultant Tylenol/Cyanide murders in Chicago, 1983.
  • Expert Witness in matters concerning Professional Investigation Standards/Assessment & Analysis Columbus. Ohio Police Department.
Consultant / News Media
  Boston Globe - Boston, MA
Boston Magazine - Boston, MA
Central Maine Morning Sentinel - Waterville/Winslow, ME
Daily News - Indio, CA
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Arlington, TX
Gannett News - White Plains, NY
Greenwich Time - Greenwich, CT
Las Cruces Bulletin - Las Cruces, NM
Miami Herald - Miami, FL
New York Daily News - New York, NY
New York Magazine - New York, NY
New York Post - New York, NY
Newsday - Long Island, NY
Pougkeepsie Journal - Poughkeepsie, NY
Rockland Journal News - Rockland County, NY
Saginaw News - Saginaw, MI
San Diego News - San Diego, CA
Star Tribune-Minneapolis, MN
Sun Herald - Biloxi, MS
The Beacon Journal - Akron, OH
The Christian Science Monitor
The Daily Argus - Mt. Vernon, NY
The Enterprise - Riverside, CA
The Guardian - London, England
The Herald Statesman - Yonkers, NY
The Hutchinson News - Hutchinson, KS
The Irish Echo - Bronx, NY
The Knickerbocker News - Albany, NY
The Mountain Press - Sevier County, TN
The New York Times - New York, NY
The Newport Daily News - Newport, RI
The Post Journal - Jamestown, NY
The Record - Colonie, NY
The Riverdale Press, Bronx, NY
The San Juan Star - San Juan, PR
The Times Herald Record - Middletown, NY
The Times Union - Albany, NY
The Toronto Star - Toronto, Canada
The Union Leader - New Hampshire
The Vindicator - Youngstown, OH
The Warwick Beacon - Warwick, RI
Tribune Chronicle - Warren, OH
USA Today
U.S. News And World Report - Washington, DC
Union News - Springfield, MA
Washington Post - Washington, DC
Major Publications
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2015.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S. Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives. SECOND EDITION. CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2010.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques. Fourth Edition. CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2006.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives. CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2003.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques. Third Edition. CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1996.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide. CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1996.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Black Serial Killers: the Preception vs Reality. PI Magazine, Vol 26, February, 2012, pp 42-47.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Black Serial Killers: the Preception vs Reality. PI Magazine, Vol 26, February, 2012, pp 42-47.
  • Sauvageau, Anny, MD, MSc, Romano LaHarpe, MD, David King, MD, Graeme Dowling, MD, Sam Andrews, MD, Sean Kelly, MD, Corrine Ambrosi, MD, Jean-Pierre Guay, PhD, and Vernon J. Geberth, MS, MPS for the Working Group on the Human Asphyxia. Agonal Sequences in 14 Filmed Hangings with Comments on the Role of Type of Suspension, Ischemic Habituation, and the Ethanol Intoxication on the Timing of Agonal Responses. Am J Forensic Med Pathol Volume 32, Number 2, June, 2011.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Crime Scene Staging: An Exploratory Study of the Frequency and Characteristics of Sexual Posing in Homicides, Investigative Sciences Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, July 2010.
  • Agonal Sequences in Eight Filmed Hangings: Analysis of Respiratory and Movement Responses to Asphyxia by Hanging. by Sauvageau, Anny, M.D., M. Sc. ; Romano LaHarpe, M.D. ; Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S., Journal of Forensic Science, August, 2010.
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder, Sexual Sadism, Malignant Narcissism, and Serial Murder. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 1997; 42(1):49-60.
  • Contributing Editor, Law and Order Magazine, Chicago, Ill. 1979 to 1982.
  • Authored and published a series of articles relating to criminal investigation.
Recent Publications
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.The Seven Major Mistakes in Suicide Investigation. Law & Order, Vol 61, No. 1, January, 2013.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Black Serial Killers: the Preception vs Reality. PI Magazine, Vol 26, February, 2012, pp 42-47.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Supervision and Management: How to be an Effective Homicide Commander. Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 59 No. 11, November, 2011.
  • Sauvageau, Anny, MD, MSc, Romano LaHarpe, MD, David King, MD, Graeme Dowling, MD, Sam Andrews, MD, Sean Kelly, MD, Corrine Ambrosi, MD, Jean-Pierre Guay, PhD, and Vernon J. Geberth, MS, MPS for the Working Group on the Human Asphyxia. Agonal Sequences in 14 Filmed Hangings with Comments on the Role of Type of Suspension, Ischemic Habituation, and the Ethanol Intoxication on the Timing of Agonal Responses. Am J Forensic Med Pathol Volume 32, Number 2, June, 2011.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Amazing Advances in Forensic Science Part 3 Firearms and Ballistics. Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 58 No. 10, Pp 98-100, October, 2010.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Amazing Advances in Forensic Science Part 2 Advances in Criminalistics. Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 58 No. 9. Pp 72-75, September, 2010
  • Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.Crime Scene Staging: An Exploratory Study of the Frequency and Characteristics of Sexual Posing in Homicides, Investigative Sciences Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, July 2010.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Amazing Advances in Forensic Science Part 1 DNA, Law and Order Magazine, June, 2010, Vol. 58 No. 6. Pp. 26-31.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Frequency of Body Posing in Homicides, Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 58 No. 2 February, 2010.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Fantasy Drawings and Their Significance in Criminal Investigative Analysis, Law and Order, Vol. 56, No. 10, October, 2008. ©2008 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation. Article expanded for research.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Missteps at the Homicide Crime Scene, PI Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3, May/June 2008. ©2008 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation. Article expanded for research.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., 10 Most Common Errors in Death Investigations: Part 2 Law and Order, Vol. 56, No. 1, January, 2008. ©2008 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation. Article expanded for research.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., 10 Most Common Errors in Death Investigations: Part 1. Law and Order, Vol. 55, No. 11, November , 2007. ©2007 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Law and Order, Vol. 55, No. 3, March , 2007. ©2007 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Estimating Time of Death. Law and Order, Vol. 55, No. 3, March , 2007. ©2007 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., CRIME SCENE STAGING AND ALTERATIONS: The CSI Effect on Criminal Investigations. PI Magazine, Journal of Professional Investigators. Vol. 20, Number 2, 2007. ©2007 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Preliminary Death Investigation. Law and Order, Vol. 54, No. 9, September , 2006. ©2005 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., First Officer's Duties at the Homicide Scene. Law and Order, Vol. 53, No. 9, September , 2005. ©2005 Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., An Equivocal Death Investigation with Staged Crime Scene: "Death Classified as Undetermined Manner" Law and Order, Vol. 53, No. 3, March , 2005.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., An Equivocal Death and Staged Crime Scene: "Making a Homicide Appear to be a Suicide". Reprint: Law and Order Magazine, November, 2004 Vol. 52 No. 11.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Investigative Significance of Fantasy in Sex Crimes. Reprint: Law and Order Magazine, September, 2004 Vol. 52 No. 9.
  • Geberth, Vernon J., Sex-Related Child Abduction Homicides. Reprint: Law and Order Magazine, March, 2004 Vol. 52 No. 3.
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Series Editor
CRC Press, Inc. 1992 to Present
CRC Press acquired the Elsevier Series and Forensic Book Program; Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations. Series Editor for proposals and manuscripts for series.

Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc. 1982 to 1992.
Review and edit proposals and manuscripts for series entitled: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations.

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Employment
President, P.H.I. INVESTIGATIVE CONSULTANTS, INC. 1987 to Present
  • A Consultant and Training firm established and Incorporated in the State of New York, which provides state-of-the-art instruction and consultation in homicide and forensic case investigations throughout the United States and Canada.
Investigative Consultant, LIFECODES CORPORATION 1988 to 1991
  • Engaged, appointed and retained as an investigative consultant for a genetic based corporation involved in the application of DNA technology.
  • Provide training and present information on DNA technology to law enforcement agencies.
New York City Police Department 1965 to 1987
  • Commanding Officer, BRONX HOMICIDE TASK FORCE 1985 to 1987.
  • Lieutenant Commander in charge of 55 Detectives and 5 Detective Sergeants. Responsible for the deployment and supervision of personnel engaged in major case investigation in Bronx County. Retired in 1987 with 23 years experience.
  • Assignments in the New York City Police Department LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (CDS), DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT, PATROL LIEUTENANT, DETECTIVE SERGEANT, PATROL SERGEANT, DETECTIVE, and TACTICAL PATROL OFFICER.

Organizations
  • Honor Legion
  • City of New York Police Department
  • Society of Professional Investigators
  • Holy Name Society
  • Lieutenant's Benevolent Association
  • F.B.I. National Academy Associates
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • National Criminal Justice Society
  • Rockland County Shields
  • International Association Chiefs of Police
  • Retired Lieutenants Association - NYPD, New York 10-13 Association
  • International Homicide Investigator's Association

Awards
Sixty-five citations for bravery and exceptional police work from the New York City Police Department.

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