Forensic Psychology

by  COSI Connects Live

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Interested in learning more about the complex interface between mental illness and the criminal mind? Join Dr. Kukor or Dr. Veltri to learn how individuals charged with crimes are psychologically evaluated to determine if they are mentally fit to stand trial and criminally responsible. In this interactive session, Dr. Kukor will guide participants through a step-by-step forensic analysis of a complex forensic case involving claimed insanity.

Terry Kukor Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic) is the Director of Forensic and Assessment Services for Netcare Corporation in Columbus, Ohio, a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention and assessment services. He currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology of Miami University, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. Dr. Kukor has performed hundreds of forensic evaluations, and conducts workshops on risk and threat assessment in both clinical and forensic contexts. He graduated with a BA in Psychology from Marquette University, and went on to earn a Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Miami University. He is one of only 260 diplomates in forensic psychology in the country that have been certified by the American Board of Forensic Psychology.

Students should be prepared to answer the 12 key questions about the case presented in the Thought Challenge, which will be sent to teachers in advance. Dr. Kukor will invite schools to answer these questions in round-robin format before he presents his answers to these questions.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $185.00


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No mininum

Maximum participants:

No maximum

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Sciences, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Within 2 weeks of receiving your invoice, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to keep your reservation. In lieu of a deposit, schools, libraries, or other organizations may acquire a purchase order which must be submitted to COSI within 2 weeks of receiving the invoice. Payment in full for the cost of the program is due 1 month prior to the date of the program. If a cancellation is necessary, but is made less than one month prior to the program date, the deposit made is non-refundable. Rescheduling a program can be accomplished at no penalty of the deposit if done so at least 2 weeks prior to the program date by contacting COSI. If COSI is not contacted in this timeframe, rescheduling the event or transferring the credit to another event is no longer available; and payment is non-refundable. Rescheduling a program due to weather (i.e. a snow day) for a new date within the same school year is available at no penalty if done so 2 hours prior to the program start time. If the program is not rescheduled in the same school year, payment will not be refunded.

About This Provider

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COSI Connects Live

Columbus, OH
United States

Connect with scientists, doctors and educators for a LIVE interactive two-way experience from the number one Science Museum in the nation. For over 55 years, COSI has empowered more than 15 million visitors by helping each to find their true learning potential. COSI distinguishes itself by creating programs and experiences that make science learning fun through hands-on discovery.

Previously known as Interactive Video Conferencing, COSI Connects Live is now conveniently available on-demand or during a pre-scheduled connection. All videoconference programs fulfill the Scientific Inquiry and Application Components of the Ohio College and Career Ready Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. 

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Program Details


- Introduction of the Expert
- Presentation by the Expert
- Students share answers to challenge questions presented by the Expert
- Q&A with the Expert, in a round-robin fashion through all the schools connected


By participating in this program, students will:
- be exposed to science and technology applications in the real world
- face a challenge that scientists have
- explore various career paths in science and technology
- learn what they want to know about science and technology fields by directing questions at experts

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
HS.Nature of Science

Science Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

State Standards

Grade 9-12 – Science Inquiry and Application

• Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations;
• Design and conduct scientific investigations;
• Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications;
• Formulate and revise explanations and models using logic and evidence (critical thinking);
• Recognize and analyze explanations and models; and
• Communicate and support a scientific argument.

Ohio’s New Learning Standards: English Language Arts
Grades 9-12 – Text Types and Purposes

1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.