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Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. Distinguished University Professor + Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University

Laurence Steinberg, one of the world's leading experts on adolescence, is a Distinguished University Professor and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He taught previously at Cornell University, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Steinberg is the author of approximately 400 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs, including CBS Morning News, Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, Dateline, PBS News Hour, and The Oprah Winfrey Show , and is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media, including the New York Times and NPR. A graduate of Vassar College and Cornell University, Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. His work in the study of contemporary adolescence — including adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, parent- adolescent relationships, adolescent employment, high school reform, and juvenile justice — has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Army, and the MacArthur Foundation, among others.

Casey Jordan, Ph.D., J.D. Criminologist + Attorney

Dr. Casey Jordan is a behavioral analyst, criminologist, attorney, and professor at Western Connecticut State University where she has taught in the Division of Justice and Law Administration for more than 25 years. As an academic researcher of forensic psychology and behavioral typologies, Dr. Jordan has interviewed hundreds of offenders and provided more than 1,000 analyses for criminal investigations, legal defense, and media commentary. Dr. Jordan has frequently served as the CNN in-house Criminologist, a contributor for In Session/ HLN, and spent the last five years hosting the ID channel's hit series "Wives with Knives," in which she interviewed and analyzed 50 women who had stabbed their partners.

Saul Kassin , Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dr. Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and Massachusetts Professor Emeritus at Williams College, in Williamstown, MA. He pioneered the scientific study of false confessions by introducing a taxonomy that distinguished between three types of false confessions (voluntary, compliant, and internalized) that is universally accepted today and by devising laboratory paradigms that enable tests of why innocent people are targeted for interrogation and why they confess. Kassin has recently studied "forensic confirmation biases" and the impact that confessions have on judges, juries, lay witnesses, forensic science examiners, and the plea bargaining process. Dr. Kassin has authored books like Psychology (Prentice Hall, 4th edition) and Psychology in Modules (Pearson Custom Publishing). Along with Steven Fein and Hazel Markus, he is also lead author of Social Psychology (Cengage Learning, 10th edition) and has published numerous research articles and book chapters and has co-authored or edited various scholarly books. Dr. Kassin is past president of Division 41 of APA (the American Psychology-Law Society, or AP-LS). He has received a Presidential Citation Award from APA for his work on false confessions (2007), the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iiiRG) Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), the AP-LS Award for Distinguished Contribution (2014), the American Psychological Association (APA)- Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research in Public Policy (2017), and the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) – Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution (2017).


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