If you're pursuing an online psychology degree, then you might be interested in becoming a forensic psychologist. Saint Leo Professor Dr. Christopher Cronin gives some insight into this fascinating field.
If you think of the “Criminal Minds” TV show when you think of forensic psychologists, you might want to reconsider.
Dr. Christopher Cronin, Saint Leo University psychology professor, says many TV shows glamorize and misrepresent forensic psychology.
“Forensic psychologists don’t run around with guns arresting people. They don’t fly on private jets, and mental health professionals don’t do criminal profiling,” says Dr. Cronin, who has practiced forensic psychology since 1991 and has conducted more than 6,000 forensic evaluations in the Tampa Bay area.