Dr. Michael Verro, criminal justice program director at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss the depiction of forensics in pop culture, including whether the “CSI effect” is a real phenomenon. The discussion touches on general practice areas within the field and career opportunities for graduates of Excelsior’s new forensics concentration.
Verro, a former police officer, major crimes investigator, DEA Drug Task Force narcotics investigator, and author, specializes in criminal justice and psychology.
Listen to “Forensics in Pop Culture”:
0:58 Depiction in pop culture.
2:13 Is the CSI (or X-files) effect real?
3:17 Quincy M.E.
4:20 General practice areas.
5:12 What led Excelsior to develop a forensics concentration?
7:25 Reflecting on forensics cases.
8:30 Career opportunities for graduates.
10:00 Advice for students or those in the criminal justice field interested in forensics studies.
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