DR. KEN LANG
PROFESSOR | COMMENTATOR | AUTHOR
3/25/2021, Law & Crime Trail Network 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
3/30/2021, Law & Crime Trail Network 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
4/1/2021, Law & Crime Trail Network 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
I currently serve as an Assistant Professor and have served as the Department Chair in the Criminal Justice program at Glenville State College. My extensive experience as a violent crimes detective, investigating rapes, robberies, and murders, affords me the opportunity to bring this experience into West Virginia's #1 Criminal Justice Program.
2014 - 2016
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
In 2014 I was employed by UVF to create a new bachelor of science criminal justice program. During my second year I was appointed as the Chair of Behavioral Sciences, overseeing the Criminal Justice, Pastoral Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work programs
1991 - 2014
In 1991 I joined the Baltimore County Police Department serving as the 86th Class President in the police academy. Upon graduation I became a patrol officer until 1995 when promoted to precinct detective. In 1997 I was accepted into CID where I served in the Sex Crimes, Robbery, and Homicide units. I also served as a forensic artist, CVSA examiner, Dignitary Witness Protection Team, and Honor Guard bugler in an ad hoc manner.
1989 - 1991
I started my 25 year police career in the small waterside town of Havre de Grace, Maryland. I served as a patrol officer until offered a position with the Baltimore County Police in 1991.
2014 - 2019
Ph.D. Criminal Justice
In March 2019 I completed my Ph.D. at Walden University. Having a deep interest in restorative justice and its concepts, my dissertation is Valuation of Ex-offender Motivations for Particiapting in Restorative Justice Praxis
M.S. Criminal Justice Administration
From 2010 to 2013 I continued my studies with CSU, pursuing my MS, Criminal Justice Administration as I have an interest in leadership and its concepts. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
B.S. Criminal Justice Administration
While working as a detective I was often asked to teach investigative courses at the police academy. Developing a love for teaching I pursued my BS with CSU, graduating in 2010 with honors; magna cum laude.
In November 2017, Ken Lang was on set with Juniper Entertainment, a production company for The Discovery Channel, working on a production for a new show. The episode was produced and was featured on the ID Channel's new show Murder Decoded on Saturday, April 27th at 10 p.m.
In December 2005, Ken was assigned as the lead investigator for a murder on the side of I-83 in Baltimore County, MD. The investigation would last for months, but would yield forensic evidence in every genre at the time of the investigation. In February of 2008, as the case was going to trial, producers from FORENSIC FILES consulted me about the facts of the case and the investigative techniques and forensics utilized to solve the crime. The victim, Wesley Person, was found burned beyond recognition on the side of the highway, and through forensics I was able to give investigation the traction it needed and solved his murder.
In 2013, the Valley Forge Christian College--now the University of Valley Forge--contracted with me for the purpose of developing a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Program in their existing Department of Behavioral Sciences. An in-depth proposal was completed, defining the courses and learning outcomes that would complete the curriculum. The UVF criminal justice program includes a unique component surrounding the emerging concepts of restorative justice.
Did your client undergo a fair and objective investigation before being charged? Do you need a criminal investigation peer-reviewed to identify deficiencies? How an investigation unfolds could be detrimental to the integrity of its outcome. My extensive experience investigating rapes, robberies, and murders will help you review your criminal investigations for inaccuracies and deficiencies. Contact me today to get started.
Are you interested in learning more about restorative justice and its concepts? Do you need help implementing restorative justice into your school system, business, or local criminal justice system? Research shows that restorative justice is more effective, reduces recidivism, and has higher satisfaction rates than traditional judiciary means. As a scholar in restorative justice concepts I can provide you with necessary information and direction in implementing restorative justice into your organization. Contact me today to get started.
Do you need instruction for basic or advanced investigative processes? Does your agency need specialized training in Death Investigations, Sex Crimes Investigations, or Robbery Investigations? Having taught as an adjunct police training instructor and now working as a professor and scholar, my experience can help you meet your training needs in your organization. Contact me today to get started.