Sociology & Criminal Justice  
M. Nicole Warehime

Assistant Professor and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice  

Ph.D., M.A., University of Oklahoma
B.S., Oklahoma City University

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The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department is chaired by Nicole Warehimer. After receiving a B.S. in Criminal Justice at OCU, she attended OU for her MA and Ph.D. degrees. Her work experience occurred within the Oklahoma private prison system as a drug and alcohol abuse intake counselor. Her research focuses on aggression and violence in intimate relationships, including fatal child maltreatment and dating aggression among university students. She received the Young Investigator’s Award from the International Society for Research on Aggression in 2010, for her research on juvenile sex offenders in Oklahoma. Currently, she sits as a recruitment committee member for ISRA. Additionally, she serves on the Redeeming the Family board (an Oklahoma non-profit meeting the needs of children with incarcerated parents).

Brent E. Turvey

Brent E. Turvey received a B.S. in psychology, with an emphasis on forensic psychology, and an additional B.S. in history from Portland State University. He went on to receive his M.S. in forensic science from the University of New Haven. He also earned his Ph.D. in criminology from Bond University.

Since 1996, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler, Dr. Turvey has consulted with many organizations, attorneys, and law enforcement agencies in the United States, Australia, Scotland, China, Canada, Barbados, Singapore, Korea, Guatemala, Columbia and Mexico on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/multiple rape death cases. 


In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People’s Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China to lecture at the CPPSU and to the police in Beijing and Xian—after the translation of the second edition of his text into Chinese for the university. 


In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the First Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their behavioral science unit. 


In 2010, he examined a series of sexual homicides for the solicitor–general of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Edinburgh, Scotland.


In 2013, Dr. Turvey became a training consultant for the Criminal Profiling and Behavioral Analysis Unit of the Forensic Laboratory in cd. Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico. That same year, he also traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Bogota, Colombia, at the request of these respective governments. He did so to lecture on the subjects of forensic science and behavioral evidence analysis, and also to begin the process of certifying law enforcement profilers in various government agencies. He continues to consult with these agencies an active sex crimes and serial cases.


In 2014, he returned to Juarez, Mexico City, and Guatemala City on multiple occasions to continue the work started there, and to lecture before such as the Mexican Federal Police and the City of Juarez Police Department.

Dr. Turvey has been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, victimology, crime scene investigation, sex crimes investigation, false reports, crime scene analysis, forensic science, and crime reconstruction in many courts and jurisdictions (state and federal) around the United States, in both civil and criminal matters, most often in capital murder cases.

Dr. Turvey has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, first, second, third, and fourth editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011) and Forensic Fraud (2013). He is also a coauthor of Rape Investigation Handbook, first and second editions (2004, 2011), Ethical Justice (2012), Miscarriages of Justice (2012), Crime Reconstruction, first and second editions (2007, 2011), Forensic Victimology, first and second editions (2009, 2013), and Forensic Criminology (2010) — all with Academic/Elsevier Science.

Dr. Turvey is currently a board member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists Academy of Behavioral Profiling; a full partner, forensic scientist, criminal profiler, and instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC; and an Adjunct Professor of Sociology Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. 


Beth Green, Criminal Justice Adjunct


I have nearly 14 years policing experience; I started with the Warr Acres Police Department as a patrol officer in 2000. In July 2005, I promoted to detective. In April 2007, I was hired as an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. I am currently an Assistant Special Agent in Charge over the Crime Scene Investigation Unit-West, which consists of the western 51 counties of Oklahoma. In addition to supervisory duties, my primary responsibility is crime scene investigations; however, I also assist in general investigations, interviews/interrogations, and specialize in victimology. My educational background includes an Associate of Applied Science in Police Science from Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (2001), a Bachelor of Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Behavioral Studies from Oklahoma City University (2005), and a Master of Criminal Justice from Oklahoma City University (2007). I have over 2,000 hours of continuing education approved by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).