Shelia Balkan, PH.D. ,

Criminologist and Court Consultant

Social Histories

The heart of the sentencing presentation is the report itself. Dr. Balkan's reports are extremely compelling and persuasive.

  • Clients are humanized.
  • Presentations are tailored to the individual client.
  • Results are skillfully and appropriately presented to the court or other decision-makers.
  • Personal and family histories are explored, examined and made relevant.
  • Community service, charitable efforts and examples of character, values and accomplishments are thoroughly documented.
  • Grounds for mitigation are identified and thoroughly explained.
  • Family, friends, and business associates are enlisted to provide effective letters of support.
  • The efforts of other professionals, such as neurologists, psychiatrists, behavioral and forensic psychologists, and substance abuse experts are coordinated to achieve the best presentation on the client's behalf.
  • Defendants and their families are provided with a full understanding of how the system works and what needs to be done to achieve the best possible result.