M.A. Forensic and Legal Psychology […]
Forensic & Legal Psychology
M.A. Forensic and Legal Psychology […]
PhD in Criminology, Law, and Society
Dr. Porter graduated with her PhD in Criminology, Law, and Society from George Mason University. She is also received her MA in Forensic and Legal Psychology here at Marymount University. Prior to joining the faculty at Marymount University, Dr. Porter was the Research Program Manager for Fairfax County’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Her dissertation, entitled “Gatekeepers of the Juvenile Justice System: Intake Officers, Decision-Making, and Racial Disparities,” looked at diversion-decision making practices of Intake Officers in Virginia.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, reading, and watching movies (especially sci-fi).
Research Methods, Juvenile Justice, Implementing Policy, Statistics, Forensic Assessment
Juvenile Justice, Organizational Theory, Decision-Making, Racial and Ethnic Disparities […]
Ms. Diserio provides psychological-based consultation for insider threat, intelligence investigations, and criminal investigations to include such areas as death investigations, sexual assault, child abuse, suicide, stalking, domestic violence, workplace violence, radicalization, active shooter, sextortion, etc. She has worked with U.S. government and private sector clients. Her extensive experience applying psychological theories and principles in various investigative, operational, and national security settings allows her to help individuals and organizations understand an individual’s mindset, motivations, behaviors, and intentions. Her understanding of predicting and countering behaviors of individuals who display undesirable, threatening, or potentially dangerous character traits enables her to counsel and collaborate with organizations to set and achieve the highest standards in threat and violence risk assessment, investigations, and other areas. Additionally, she has vast experience as a victim advocate, working with crime survivors, understanding their needs during the criminal process and trial, and training law enforcement and other non-profit groups to help and provide resources to survivors. She is also a graduate of the Forensic Psychology M.A. program at Marymount.
B.S., Bethany College
M.A., Marymount University
Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
Ms. Peterson is a 40-year veteran in the field of intelligence analysis. She has written several books, including Applications in Criminal Analysis: A Sourcebook (Greenwood and Praeger).
She spent 25 years as a regional and state-level analyst in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also taught intelligence analysis for 12 years for the Department of Defense. Since 2017, she has been semi-retired, teaching at Marymount University and for the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). She was primary editor of Applications in Intelligence-Led Policing (2018) and Intelligence 2000: Revising the Basic Elements (LEIU and IALEIA). She is currently Training and Professional Development Director for IALEIA, which has over 3,000 members worldwide. She specializes in financial intelligence analysis and strategic analysis, having developed courses and writings in each area.
B.A., Thomas Edison State University
M.A. Seton Hall University
Intelligence-Led Policing: Applications and Methods […]
The Honorable Janine M. Saxe retired from the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in February 2021 after 13 years of judicial service. She served as Chief Judge of the Court from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Saxe practiced law in Fairfax for 24 years. Her areas of practice included family and juvenile law, as well as civil and criminal litigation. Judge During her judicial tenure, Judge Saxe chaired the Operations and Case Management Committee of the Virginia Supreme Court’s Pandemic Flu Commission and was appointed by Chief Justice Kinser to serve on the Weighted Caseload Study Advisory Committee.
B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., University of Louisville
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Juvenile Justice […]
Ms. Bune has had a 39-year career in the criminal justice system—22 years of which have been in victim services. She has specialized in working with victims of domestic violence. She is passionately devoted in her ongoing efforts to focus on issues concerning domestic violence victimization. Ms. Bune has also served as a consultant on victim issues for the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office of Juvenile Justice Programs for the U. S. Department of Justice, and she is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and trainer in victim services and the criminal justice field. Ms. Bune is Board Certified in Domestic Violence and Board Certified in Traumatic Stress. She is also a Fellow of The Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
B.A., American University
M.S.A.J., American University
Victims of Interpersonal Violence […]
Mr. Penn is the Chief of Police for the Arlington County Police Department and has been in law enforcement for 30 years. During his time with the police department, he has served as a homicide/robbery detective, internal affairs commander, and crisis intervention team leader. He has collaborated with supervisory FBI staff to establish a Northern Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force and the ATF to formalize the department’s participation in their Violent Crimes Task Force.
B.S., Radford University
M.A., Naval Postgraduate School
Wrongful Convictions: Case Analysis […]
Mr. Talbert has more than 12 years of experience in support of intelligence organizations, missions and processes. He has also worked with briefing and production of assessments, threat alerts, and daily intelligence products at the National Counterterrorism Center and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He is currently a Counterterrorism Watch Officer at the FBI.
B.S., United States Naval Academy
M.A., Liberty University
Adjunct Forensic and Legal Psychology […]
Adjunct, Forensic and Legal Psychology Forensic and Legal Psychology […]