The term Psychopath is used frequently in the criminal justice system, forensic psychology, criminal investigations, and in the media. This presentation will explore the science around Psychopathy – examining definitions, causes, treatments, outcomes, and misconceptions.
Besides learning about the interesting topic of psychopathy, have a great time networking with other Alumni members.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Jillian Peterson has a doctorate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She specializes in forensic psychology, mental illness and crime, and psychopathology. Dr. Peterson has worked as a criminal investigator on death penalty cases in New York City, a psychiatry research coordinator at the University of Minnesota, and a jury and trial consultant. She has published multiple articles related to psychopathy, risk assessment, reentry programming, and the relationship between mental illness and criminal behavior. Dr. Peterson is currently an Assistant Professor of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University.