Behavioral Science

Qualifications - Member must possess a MS/MA, PhD, PsyD, in a behavioral, social, and/or physical science whose education, training, and experience is centered on behavioral science, such as but not limited to: sociology, public safety, criminology, criminal justice, psychology, psychiatry, etc. with supporting con-ed courses in specialized area(s), published research, and/or behaviorally-based expert witness testimony regarding crime scene investigation (physical/behavioral evidence) and/or reconstruction.

Vacant,  Chair


Joan Swart, PsyD - A Forensic Psychologist specializing in behavior assessment and modification, especially pertaining to criminal behavior, radicalization, and mental illness. Joan achieved her Masters of Science degree with honors from Walden University and her PsyD. from the Eisner Institute for Professional Studies in Los Angeles. Joan is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and various psychology associations, including the Psychology Society of South Africa, American Psychological Association, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Psychology-Law Society, and the International Academy of Investigative Psychology. Joan's home base is Johannesburg, South Africa, but she also provides consultation via electronic media channels.

Dan Robb, PhD - Dr. Robb has Customs investigative training and experience in narcotics trafficking, money laundering, smuggling, fraud, strategic export, and child exploitation. He worked for more about 7 years as a special agent with what is now the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, investigating the full range of crimes against persons and property.

He worked for five years as an adjunct professor teaching graduate-level criminal justice (CJ) courses, primarily criminal profiling. He is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as a peace officer (inactive) and forensic hypnotist; and, I am licensed as a private investigator and personal protection officer by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Other post-retirement efforts have revolved around volunteer work, to include being a Representative for Project ALERT (America’s Law Enforcement Retiree Team), a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and being an Executive Officer on the Board of The Auxiliary to Texas Children's Hospital.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in CJ from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a Master of Science degree in Management from National-Louis University, a graduate certificate in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services (CJ Specialization) from Walden University. Full member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists and trained in forensic child interview by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His specialties: Forensic criminology, private investigation (interested in pro bono cold cases or false conviction)

John R. Cencich, J.S.D. – Dr. Cencich, a legal scientist and criminologist, Professor and Director of the Pennsylvania Institute of Criminological and Forensic Sciences at California University of Pennsylvania. The Institute houses a Cold Case Project and the Appalachian Innocence Project, which are aimed at identifying the offenders and, where applicable, exonerating the innocent. Dr. Cencich specializes in the use of behaviorally based techniques to elicit incriminating responses and confessions from criminal actors and to help establish a suspect’s innocence. He also provides training in the area of forensic law and the effective use of expert testimony for forensic scientists and legal counsel. His undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, and service are in the areas of equivocal death analysis and advanced criminal law and investigation. His current research involves the application of the behavioral manifestations of violent crime offenders to the unique elements of certain international crimes including the requisite discriminatory intent for crimes against humanity and genocide. Professor Cencich holds a doctorate in Juridical Science from the University of Notre Dame, an advanced law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. After working for 20 years in law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels, he served a 4-year appointment as a senior U.N. war crimes investigator at the International Criminal Tribunal in the Netherlands. Headquartered at The Hague, he led one of the largest international criminal investigations in history, which involved atrocities such as extermination, murder, rape, and torture. The efforts of the investigative team resulted in the indictment of Slobodan Milošević, a sitting head-of-state, and the identification of 15 major co-perpetrators for crimes committed throughout Croatia. His work in this regard was published by Potomac Books in 2013 as The Devil’s Garden: A War Crimes Investigator’s Story.

Mary E. Muscari, PhD, MSCr - Dr. Muscari is a forensic psychiatric nurse and criminologist who has over 150 publications. She holds a Master Degree in Criminology and PhD in nursing. Specialties: Forensic psychiatric nursing, Criminology and Parenting. She is a doctorally-prepared forensic psychiatric nurse and criminologist who teaches behavioral forensic courses at Binghamton University and criminology courses at Regis University, and who is a member of the PA Sex Offender Assessment Board.

Dan Vogel, MA (FBI Ret) - Retired FBI Special Agent with a Masters Degree in Administration of Justice and 27 years experience in Federal law enforcement. For the last 15 years of his career, he served as Coordinator for the FBI‘s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime in the Oklahoma City Office. He has worked on hundreds of violent crimes from throughout the United States. He currently specializes in forensic and litigation consulting involving foreseeable and violent crimes.

Since September 2001, he has been retained on premises liability cases involving murders, rapes, the abduction and rape of a juvenile female, wrongful death, and FBI Policies and Procedures. In December 2009, Dan volunteered to assist in locating a child who was abducted in Oklahoma in 1968. Investigation located him in 2011 and DNA has confirmed his identity. Mother and son have been re-united after 44 years. Vogel was one of the Media Spokespersons in the Oklahoma City bombing case in 1995. His specialties: FBI Policies and Procedures, Criminal Investigative Analysis, Crime Scene Analysis, Victim Assessment, Foreseeabilty, Equivocal Death, Wrongful Death, Crime Risk, False Allegations, Victimology, Profiling.

Dr. Bruce Harry -As one of the nation’s leading forensic psychiatrists, Dr. Harry evaluates mentally disordered offenders for the judicial and correctional systems at both the state and federal levels. He also teaches students of psychiatry and the law at the University of Missouri-Columbia. At Mizzou, Dr. Harry is an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Psychiatry and Law Division of the Department of Psychiatry at the university’s School of Medicine. He also is an adjunct associate professor of law at the university’s School of Law, where he teaches classes on the death penalty and on mental disabilities and the law.

At Fulton State Hospital, Harry is the interim clinical director and serves as the medical director for the Biggs Forensic Center, Missouri's only maximum-security hospital for the psychiatric treatment of violent mentally ill men and women. He treats numerous patients, supervises the other physicians, oversees the clinical programs, and is chairman of the Forensic Review Committee. Other positions he has held at Fulton include president of the medical staff and chairman of the Ethics and Research committees.

In addition to his work in Missouri, Harry was an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (1981-82). He also has given lectures at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Training Academy in Quantico, Va., and occasionally collaborates with its Behavioral Sciences Unit for purposes of research, education, training and criminal investigative analysis. His professional interests lie specifically in sexual homicides and serial killers.

Harry maintains his license to practice medicine in Missouri, and national professional certifications with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (in both general and forensic psychiatry), and the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry. He actively contributes to professional organizations, including the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Homicide Investigators Association, and the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship.

Harry has received numerous awards and honors during his academic career, including: the Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine; the Graduate Interdisciplinary Faculty Award for Excellence from the Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri (2006); and, Doctor of the Year at Fulton State Hospital (2004-05). In 1996, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law presented him with their Outstanding Service Award. In 2003, he became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Harry earned an A.B. degree in mathematics in 1972 and an M.D. degree in 1977, both from the University of Missouri. He completed his residency training in psychiatry in 1981 also at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, where he was chief resident in psychiatry (1979-1980) and a fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry (1980-1981).

Robert E. Record, PhD – Dr. Record is clinical, neurological and forensic psychologist in California and a Diplomat in Behavioral Medicine.  He a faculty member at California State University, Sacramento where he teaches courses in the criminal justice division regarding Sex Offenses and Offenders; Domestic Violence: Private Crimes, Family Violence, Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse; Delinquency Prevention and Control; and Drug Abuse and Criminal Behavior.  Dr. Record is currently a consulting forensic psychologist with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Board of Prison Terms/Parole Hearing where he has evaluated over two thousand Mentally Disorder Offenders and eight hundred murder cases.  He has testified in Superior Court in over two hundred cases as an expert witness regarding criminal and civil cases.  Dr. Record assisted with the writing of the Qualified Medical Evaluator examination for the State of California. His research includes the sociological demographics of mentally ill offenders in the criminal justice arena.

Christie Parrish, PsyD -