Vidocq Members on the Web

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  • Academy for Scientific Investigative Training - An American Polygraph Association accredited polygraph examiner training school, headed by Nathan J. Gordon, V.S.M.

  • Dr. Jolie  Bookspan, V.S.M. - Vidocq science officer. Internationally known researcher and military scientist specializes in human survival in extremes of heat, cold, altitude, hypoxia, hyperoxia, G-forces, immersion, and injury states. As a researcher Dr. Bookspan has carried gear up and down the mountains and deserts of India, Nepal, Asia, and Northern Africa, swam to work in an underwater laboratory, was advisor to The Discovery Channel, police and military training departments, and professor of anatomy at a college in the mountains of Mexico. She has written six medical and health books. Her training methods, used by SEAL teams and law enforcement, are so successful that clinicians at Harvard University Medical School named her "The St. Jude of the Joints." Her forensic education column appears in the Vidocq Journal.

  • Frederick A.  Bornhofen, V.S.M. - The Vidocq Society's Case Management Director and a former director of security for an international energy company, heads Frederick A. Bornhofen Associates.  His firm serves the needs of the federal government and major corporations, specializing in product counterfeiting and product diversion.  Bornhofen is also an expert witness in security-related matters.

  • Wayne N. Hill, Sr., V.S.M. - An internationally known homicide events reconstruction and firearms expert. Hill, who spent 14 years in law enforcement, is an expert witness and author.

  • Keystone Intelligence Network, Inc. - A Philadelphia-based private investigation and polygraph firm, with three VSM's as principals: William L. Fleisher, V.S.M.; Nathan Gordon, V.S.M.; and Edward Gaughan, V.S.M.
  • Richard Lavinthal, V.S.M. Managing Director and CEO of PRforLAW, LLC, is a nationally known legal media relations and crisis communications consultant for attorneys and their clients, primarily small to mid-size law firms, and their individual and corporate clients. For 10 years Lavinthal directed communications for the Vidocq Society, including writing and publishing the monthly, 12-page Vidocq Society Journal, and championing the Society in the media as its spokesman. A former daily newspaper and statehouse-based international wire service reporter, he created and managed press offices for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey and the New Jersey (State) Division of Criminal Justice. Former Director of Criminal Justice Programs for in New York City, Lavinthal has written OpEds for many newspapers.including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, and The Washington, D.C., Examiner. 

  • Robert J. Phillips, V.S.M. - A forensic document examiner with offices in New Jersey, Nevada, and Massachusetts.  Phillips is an expert witness in civil and criminal matters in local, state, and federal courts, with more than 30 years' experience in handwriting identification, case evaluation, testifying, court exhibits, technical report writing, lecturing, typewriter reinsertion, and ink and paper differentiation.

  • Norman Reeves, V.S.M., of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, specializes in  bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction, computer imaging and enhancement at BPA Consulting.

  • Robert K. Ressler, V.S.M.- A former FBI Special Agent who spent 16 years with the bureau's famed Behavioral Science Unit, Ressler is now in the private practiceof criminology.  At the bureau, Ressler invented the term "serial killer." He also has the distinction of having interviewed more serial murderers than any other person in the world.

  • David Ziegler, V.S.M. - Specializes in forensic hypnosis, fire, arson and bomb investigations and training. His Web site includes his background and information about his investigative business, pro bono training and a new safe schools venture at

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