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Criminal Justice Professionals
Breann Martin, Psy.D.
Licensed psychologist and certified forensic evaluator
Breann N. Martin, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified forensic evaluator in Oregon. Dr. Martin has experience working in a variety of clinical and forensic settings providing psychological and forensic evaluation services. She has worked in crisis intervention, outpatient, and institutional settings and with clients who have a history of severe and persistent mental disorder and/or criminal offenses. Since 2015, Dr. Martin has been employed at Oregon State Hospital (OSH) as a clinical psychologist where she serves on OSH’s Risk Review (a privileging body), completes various formal risk assessments, and supervises psychology trainees and interns. In this role, she is also an active member of several committees, including the Risk Assessment Committee, Psychology Peer Review Committee, and Medical and Allied Health Professional Staff (MAHPS) Committee. Dr. Martin founded Western Clinical & Forensic Services in 2017 where she completes psychological and forensic evaluations, including those related to areas of competency (e.g., adjudicative, testimonial capacity, Miranda waiver), criminal responsibility, sentencing, risk assessment (i.e., violence, psychosexual, stalking, fire setting), eyewitness testimony, false confessions, and psychological autopsy.
Cody W. Telep
Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
Cody Telep is an Associate Professor and Associate Director in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He previously worked as a research associate at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. His research focuses on synthesizing research to assess what works in policing; partnering with agencies to examine the impact of police practices on crime, disorder and citizen perceptions of legitimacy; and examining and increasing receptivity to research and evidence-based practice in policing.
Principal Lecturer and Criminal Justice Lead, Regent University
Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
Ghani Iqbal is a special agent with Homeland Security Investigations, which is the main investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. It is the second largest investigative agency in the country, second only to the FBI. Previously, he was a federal probation officer. He is founder of the website specialagents.org
Kendall Upton is a Seattle-based staff writer for All Star Directories. She has written for several publications including Seattle magazine on various topics including arts, news, science, and food. She also worked as the office manager and sponsored content writer for the media company that published Seattle, and later worked at a non-profit early learning center. In her free time she enjoys writing poetry and fiction.
Hailey Hudson is a full-time freelance writer and content marketer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She focuses on the healthcare, digital marketing, education, and pet industries; clients include Healthline, BEE by MailUp, Barnes & Noble Education, Chewy, and many more. In her spare time, Hailey writes YA novels, sings musical theatre, and does advocacy and ministry work in the chronic illness and disability field.
Karen S. Hanson
Karen S. Hanson writes about education, culture, technology, real estate, home improvement, and health. As a journalist, she has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, blogger, and content writer. She is the author of a book about the Chicago blues. A former college professor, she has a PhD in humanities and teaches online part-time. She is passionate about understanding how people live, work, play, connect with one another, and form communities. A Chicago area native, Hanson spends winters in Florida.
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Mary Jane Grenzow is a freelance writer and editor based in her home state of Wisconsin. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 25 years and taught college-level writing and communications courses. As a freelance writer and editor, she has covered a wide variety of topics, including education, finance, and home and lifestyles. She and her husband have three daughters, two cats, and one dog. She enjoys spending free time with her family, reading, summer afternoons on a lake, and watching documentaries.