Criminal Justice: What we think
and what we know.

Douglas A. Orr, PH.D.










Address: P.O. Box 1003 Spokane, WA 99210

Phone: (509) 999-2814

Fax: (888) 413-7950



Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Washington State University.

M.B.A. Human Resource, Saint Leo University.

M.A. Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University.


Spokane Police Department, Spokane, Washington.

Pacific Research & Consulting LLC, Spokane, Washington.

Idaho State Police, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Greenville Police Department, Greenville, South Carolina.


Graduate-level Courses

Police Psychology, Washington State University-Spokane.

Cybercrime: Technology and Social Control, Washington State University-Spokane.

Forensic Psychology, Washington State University-Spokane.

Sexual Deviance: Patterns & Behavior, Washington State University-Spokane.

Police & Society, Washington State University-Spokan

Undergraduate-level Courses

Crime Scene Investigation, Gonzaga University.

Homicide: Theory & Practice, Washington State University- Spokane.

Distance Learning

Impact of Terrorism on Homeland Security, Saint Leo University.

Criminology, University of Maryland University College.

Psychology of Criminal Conduct, University of Maryland University College.

Fundamentals of Penology, Colorado State University - Global.

Leadership, Administration, and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations, Colorado State University - Global.

Research Methods for the Criminal Justice Professional,Colorado State University - Global.

Criminal Justice Policy and Development, Colorado State University - Global.

Fundamentals of Law, Colorado State University - Global.

Ethics, Justice and Social Control, Colorado State University - Global.



Journal Articles

            Moran, John and Douglas Orr. (2012, April 26). The Automatic Crash Recovery: Internet Explorer's black box. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security & Law, Vol. 7. No. 3.

News Publications

Orr, D. (2012, April 26). New Tools Needed. The Inlander, Vol. 19. No. 28, p.8.

Orr, D. (2012, January 1). Consolidation has high price. Spokesman-Review, p. B9.

Orr, D. (2011, December 8). Despite their success, concealed carry laws still under fire. Cheney Free Press, Vol. 115, No. 33, p. 5.

Practitioner’s Magazines

Orr, Douglas A.

1995 “And a Really Neat Pager.” Idaho State Police Association, Vol.

2(4), pp. 13-15.

Papers presented at Academic Conferences

Brody, David C. and Douglas A. Orr

2010 “Seattle Police Officer Attitudes Toward the Office of Accountability.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, California.

Orr, Douglas A.

2006 “Attitudes on Off-Duty Gun Carrying: A Survey of Police Officers.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland.

Orr, Douglas A.

2005 “Concealed Weapons Permits and Fear: A Neighborhood Analysis.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, Illinois.

Orr, Douglas A. and David C. Brody

2004 “Firearm Laws and Crime in the United States: A Multivariate Analysis.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Articles in Edited Volumes

Orr, Douglas A.

2007 “Butler, Richard Gernt.” Great Lives from History: Notorious

Lives, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc.

Orr, Douglas A.

2004 “Polygraph.” Criminal Justice, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc.


Grants and Contracts

2008 Principal Investigator, “Gang Intervention Study,” Washington State Department of Corrections. Contract award: $131,000.

2008 Contract Investigator, “Methamphetamine Initiative: Coquille Indian Tribe of Oregon,” Department of Justice - COPS. Principal Investigator: Chris Tanner. Contract award: $10,000.

2005 Contract Investigator, “Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN): Hotspots in Eastern Washington,” Office of the United States Attorney General – Eastern District of Washington. Principal Investigators: Nicholas P. Lovrich, Michael J. Gaffney, and David C. Brody. Grant award: $39,000.

2003 Contract Investigator, “Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN),” Office of the United States Attorney General – Eastern District of Washington. Principal Investigators: Nicholas P. Lovrich, Michael J. Gaffney, and Travis C. Pratt. Grant award: $150,000.



2012 Advisory Board, Salvation Army – Spokane

Addresses and Invited Presentations

2012 Criminal Justice: What we think and what we know. Central Lions Club Alliance. Spokane, Washington.

2010 Polygraph: The Basics. Washington State Crime Laboratory In-service Training. Spokane, Washington.

2008 Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing for Community Corrections. Washington State Department of Corrections In-service Training. Spokane, Washington.

2008 Pre-Sentence Full-Disclosure Polygraph Strategies for Defense Counsel. Idaho Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Regional Meeting. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

2007 False Confessions. Virginia Polygraph Association

Winter Meeting. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2006 False Confessions. American Polygraph Association

Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.

2006 False Confessions. Northwest Polygraph Examiner’s Association

Winter Seminar. Honolulu, Hawaii.

2006 Peer Review. Northwest Polygraph Examiner’s Association Winter

Seminar. Honolulu, Hawaii.

2005 Advantages of the Co-located Campus Design. Installation of

Brian Pitcher as Chancellor of Washington State University-


2004 Crime Mapping and Statistics for the Law Enforcement

Administrator. Annual Meeting of Washington State Association

of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, Yakima, Washington.

2001 Crime Prevention for the Vision-impaired. Annual Meeting of the

National Association for the Blind, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Awards and Honors

2003 Employee of the Year, Spokane Police Department.

2000 Life-Saving Award, Spokane Transit Authority.

Offices Held

2007-2010 Elder, New Hope Christian Reformed Church, Spokane, Washington.

1994 President, Idaho State Police Association – District 1, Coeur

d’Alene, Idaho.

1991 President, Fraternal Order of Police – Local Lodge #11,

Greenville, South Carolina.


Forensic Computer Examiner – EnCE

Contracted Consultant (through Lockheed Martin) with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Polygraph Examiner, National Certification #87 and Post-Conviction Sex Offender (PCSOT) Certification through the American Polygraph Association (APA).

Forensic Interview and Interrogation (Certified Child Interview Specialist)


Koine Greek


Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA)

Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC)

National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)

Washington State Emergency Management Association (WSEMA)

Western States Sheriffs’ Association (WSSA)

American Society of Criminologists (ASC)

Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG)

American Polygraph Association (APA), Full-Member

Northwest Polygraph Examiner’s Association (NWPEA)

High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)

International Association of Computer Investigation Specialists (IACIS)

Better Business Bureau (BBB), Spokane

National Rifle Association (NRA)