Project Title: Criminal Minds: The Use of Forensic Psychology to Solve Missing Persons and Cold Cases
BASIS Advisor: Dr. John Hight
Internship Location: Zolon Tech
Onsite Mentor: Jennifer Mercier
My Senior Project attempts to answer the question of whether or not forensic psychology can and should be used to investigate missing or cold cases. Further analyzing the holes within the system of forensic psychology would provide a more substantial answer to whether or not it can be effectively applied in other fields of criminal study. Currently, forensic psychology is not permissible in court of law. The methods I will use in order to address my topic will be analyzing texts written by forensic psychologists, sociologists, and through official documents released by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the FBI. I will first analyze forensic psychology and learn about its adaptations, and about how to use/study it. I will analyze cold cases and missing person’s cases, some of which have been solved and some of which have not, in order to substantiate my findings. I hope to find a usable link between forensic psychology and missing and cold person’s cases that will be able to further the study of forensic psychology and help make it permissible in court of law.
Hello, everyone! I’m currently reporting from the second week of my senior project! I have begun my internship at Zolon Tech and Ms. Mercier has me currently working with the head of the graphics department and the marketing department. I have finished some of my first graphics so far and am beginning a new […]
Hi everyone, welcome to my first blog post! As I get through my Senior Project, I will attempt to answer the question of whether or not we can use forensic psychology within other criminal investigation divisions, in specific, missing or cold cases. Through this, I also hope to further analyze the holes within the system […]