Having served in law enforcement for 25 years and turned scholar, Dr. Ken Lang provides expert analysis in the subject areas concerning: Police Composites and Sketches, Homicide Investigations, Rape and Sex Crimes Investigations, Violent Crime Investigations, Police Shootings, Death Investigations, and Restorative Justice processes.
His experience encompasses 25 years of law enforcement, 15 years investigating violent crimes, and 13 years as a forensic artist.
Conducts research on the impact of confidence and accuracy ratings with actual police composites and sketches used in criminal investigations.
Testified before the West Virginia House and Senate Judiciary Committees to expand restorative justice legislation.
Consulted with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in creating a pilot restorative justice process in the drug court system.
Commentates on the Law & Crime Trial Network.
With the diverse ability to provide expert analysis based on research in police sketches and composites, criminal justice investigations, and restorative justice processes, Dr. Ken Lang has worked with several organizations to include the State of West Virginia legislation, United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, American Friends Service Committee, and the University of Valley Forge.
ABOUT DR. KEN LANG
Dr. Ken Lang served as a law enforcement officer in the State of Maryland for 25 years before obtaining his doctorate and transitioning into higher education. During his decorated police career, he dedicated 15 years of his service to investigating hundreds of violent crimes to include rapes, robberies, and murders. His success as a detective provided an opportunity for him to teach investigative course as an adjunct instructor at the police academy. Lang also served as a forensic sketch artist for 14 years of his career, completing just over 100 police composites for a variety of criminal investigations.
Dr. Lang secured his BS and MS in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University (2010 and 2013), and then his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Walden University (2019). In 2014, he activated his police retirement and transitioned into higher education, building the criminal justice program at the University of Valley Forge, and rolling out a several of online programs. Dr. Lang serves as the chair for the Department of Criminal Justice at Glenville State College and conducts research on police composite confidence and accuracy ratings and in the concepts of restorative justice.
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