Often times, students choose a college or major without understanding much about who might be instructing them and guiding their educational experience. We’d like to change that. While we can’t feasibly profile every forensics professor out there, we certainly aim to surface the best ones. To that end, we’ve carved out this section of our blog to host a growing collection of “top professors” lists, each researched and curated by the ForensicsColleges.com staff. Since every top forensic professor relies on the support of a college or university, we take care to identify each professor’s institution and department as part of their profile. We also describe why they made the list – was it a novel approach, student achievement, exceptional social connectedness, cutting edge forensics research, or a clever application of new instructional technologies that made them stand out?
Forensic psychologists investigate the psychological influences in civil, criminal, and family courts to help put diverse cases to rest in the criminal justice system. For most prospective students, knowing which subject to pursue in their studies can be a difficult decision to make. Thankfully, there are a multitude of resources at their disposal to help guide them toward their next career move.
Forensic nurses are a vital source for civil and criminal investigations. Trained in both health care and law, these specialized nurses provide care to victims of traumatic crime cases while simultaneously obtaining vital medical evidence that can be used later in the civil and criminal courts. Forensic nurses typically work in collaborative environments such as hospitals, jails, and correction departments.