Exclusive Executive Bulletins

Actionable one-page summaries of all violence, sex offender, recidivism, self-harm, and suicide studies published each month in over 100 peer-reviewed journals.

Over 20 hours of Continuing Education Credit for Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, and Counselors

Save Over 400 Hours and $6,000 Each Year

Increase the Reliability and Accuracy of Your Risk Assessments

Who We Are

The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC (GIFR) specializes in providing cutting-edge research, training, and software solutions to mental health, correctional, and legal professionals working in both general care and forensic settings around the world. Dedicated to innovation, simplicity, and customer service, our team of international experts develops services and programming to promote evidence-based best practices and improve both compliance and outcomes in assessment, treatment, and monitoring.


And Many More!

Our Team

Jay P. Singh, PhD

Founder and CEO

Dr. Singh is an internationally-recognized researcher, author, public speaker, and educator in the field of forensic mental health. Having published over 45 journal articles, books, and chapters on research conducted in over 50 countries, Dr. Singh has lectured at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Singh is Professor of Epidemiology & Violence Risk Assessment at Molde University College in Norway.

K. Paul Singh

Continuing Education Administrator

Mr. Singh is an internationally-recognized serial entrepreneur and executive with a history of founding and leading successful companies. Mr. Singh graduated from Harvard Business School and has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years, including “Top Performing CEO” by the Washington Business Journal, a Stevie Award for “Best Business Turnaround,” and the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group.

David Prescott, LICSW

CE Training Consultant

Mr. Prescott is Director of Professional Development and Quality Improvement for the Becket Family of Services in New England. ATSA Past President, Mr. Prescott is a recipient of the Bright Lights Award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network. He has over 30 years of experience in assessing, managing, and monitoring both the perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse. He is the author of over 10 books and 50 articles and book chapters.

Raymond Knight, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Knight is the Mortimer Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Psychology at Brandeis University. ATSA Past President, Dr. Knight has conducted seminal research on the etiology and life course of sexually coercive behavior, the typological differentiation among sexual abusers, and the assessment of dynamic treatment targets. A leading authority on the prediction of both aggressive and adaptive outcomes, he is the author of over 135 articles and chapters.

Erik Fox, PhD

CE Training Consultant

Dr. Fox is a licensed forensic psychologist and attorney in California with over 20 years of clinical experience. Current ATSA Head of Education and Training, Dr. Fox is committed to promoting high-quality Continuing Education resources for association members. In addition to being Clinical Director of the California Department of State Hospitals Forensic Services Division, he regularly conducts sexually violent predator evaluations and testifies as an expert witness. He is also an experienced eLearning faculty member for the University of Phoenix.

Daryl Kroner, PhD

Executive Bulletin Supervisor

Dr. Kroner is Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University. Having served as a prison psychologist for over 20 years, Dr. Kroner is an expert in offender assessment, violent and criminal risk, correctional interventions, and criminal desistance. His current projects include: mental health assessment of female offenders, dynamic risk assessment during community supervision, evaluating community interventions, and examining predictors of treatment attrition. He has published two books and over 70 peer-reviewed articles.

Robert Canning, PsyD

Executive Bulletin Supervisor

Robert Canning, Ph.D., is Senior Psychologist with the Statewide Mental Health Program of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in Sacramento, California. In this position he has been the department’s subject matter expert on correctional suicide prevention and has designed trainings for clinicians and prevention programs throughout the state. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and is a trainer for the Association’s Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk task force.

Catherine Shaffer

Executive Bulletin Team Leader

Ms. Shaffer is currently a graduate student in Experimental Psychology (Law and Forensic specialization) at Simon Fraser University. A passionate risk assessment researcher, she is proud to serve as the team leader for the monthly Executive Bulletin. Ms. Shaffer’s interests include risk assessment and management, as well as the identification of dynamic risk factors that increase the likelihood of both violence and victimization. Additionally, she is interested in youth gang involvement and gang violence.

Karen Franklin, PhD

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Franklin is a licensed psychologist, an instructor at Alliant International University, and chair of the Ethics & Professional Affairs Committee of the Alameda County Psychological Association. A former criminal investigator and legal affairs news reporter, she received her postdoctoral training in forensic psychology at the University of Washington. Dr. Franklin currently specializes in the evaluation and treatment of criminal defendants, with a special focus on sexual offenders and hate crimes.

Ralph Fretz, PhD

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Fretz is the award-winning Director of Assessment and Research at Community Education Centers. A graduate of Columbia University and Seton Hall School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Fretz has worked with a variety of populations, including juvenile and adult offenders, sexual offenders, and psychiatric inpatients. Dr. Fretz’s work has been published in a number of leading corrections journals, and he has co-authored the manual for the COMPAS, a nationally-used risk assessment tool in the United States.

Sheena Gill, JD

Legal Counsel

Ms. Gill is General Counsel and Director of Contracts for C2 Technologies, Inc., a nationally-recognized leader in performance improvement with core practice areas in Education, e-Learning/ Training, Strategic Human Capital Management, Mission-Critical Support Services, Information Technology, and Strategic Communications and Marketing. Her expertise provided through Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group is in the areas of contracts, corporate law, litigation, management and business development.


“To colleagues interested in forensic mental health: After carefully reading the Executive Bulletin and considering the materials therein, I am convinced that this is a useful and high-quality service. Study summaries are well-written and invaluable for those who wish to keep up-to-date on relevant research on the issue of risk assessment. The training videos and exclusive interviews are also very clear for those whose first language is not English and provide useful information on topics relevant to forensic assessment. Congratulations to Dr. Singh and his team for the initiative to develop this product that will surely be welcomed by the professional community.”

Dr. Jorge FolinoProfessor of Psychiatry, National University of La Plata

“I think the Executive Bulletin is amazing. It makes my life much easier and my work more effective, as it helps researchers such as [myself] stay abreast of the latest developments in risk assessment. The Bulletin definitely saves me a lot of time and money, as well. And the level of expertise of the [GIFR team], which produces the service, is very high, making me certain that universities and research groups will quickly subscribe.”

Dr. Veronica Godoy-CerveraDepartment of Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

“Dr. Singh is outstanding in his ability to be driven yet remain so relatable. He consistently engages entire lecture halls with his charming demeanor and wit and treats each presentation as though it is his final performance. It takes no more than five minutes for Dr. Singh’s audience to realize they are listening to a man who has a complete mastery of his subject. It takes no more than ten for them to realize that they will never be as interested in psychology as when Dr. Singh is the one to present it.”

Mr. Matthew MiddletonNorthwestern University
United States of America
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