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Famed forensic psychiatrist Park Dietz to discuss criminal profiling and infamous cases



Park Dietz will give a public talk on “Methods and Madness: The Humble State of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology” as part of the 2008 Forensic Science Education Series. Dietz has 30 years of civil and criminal litigation experience in cases involving clergy sexual abuse, psychological damage claims and notorious criminals. He has testified or consulted on high-profile cases including the O.J. Simpson civil suit and the Unabomber case and has extensive knowledge of criminal behavior and the human mind. Dietz will address the current state of forensic mental health evaluations and the portrayal of forensic science in popular TV dramas.
DATE: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: University Club, UC Irvine Campus


The Forensic Science Education Series is sponsored by the UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society and the UCI Center for Psychology and Law. The series highlights new social sciences research that is relevant to criminal trial issues and the law of evidence. Upcoming series topic will include juvenile crime, the use of neuroscience in criminal cases and violence risk assessment. For more information, visit


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