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The Forensic Psychiatrist


Anyone who has watched television crime dramas has heard the term “forensics” plenty of times.

Forensic science can be key in solving crimes.

But what, then, is forensic psychiatry?

Before someone creates a TV show about it... we'll seek answers from one of the leaders in the field in the real world.

Bruce Cohen, MD - Forensic Psychiatrist.  Consulting Psychiatrist to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.  Director of Forensic Psychiatry Training, University of Virginia.  Faculty member - Institute for Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at UVa.  Author of Theory and Practice of Psychiatry  [Oxford University Press].

Tom Graham was Senior Producer and host of WMRA's Virginia Insight from 2006 to 2015.