Connect with the COSI Team through virtual programming right in your home! These live, interactive learning experiences are offered weekly for individual connections, and on-demand for larger groups. Participate with materials you can find around the house or order the materials from us.

COSI uses Zoom, an online videoconferencing service, for all programs. You have the option to connect from a PC, Mac, tablet, or even smartphone.

About Forensic Psychology:

Interested in learning more about the complex interface between mental illness and the criminal mind? Join forensic psychologist Dr. Meredith Veltri to learn how individuals charged with crimes are psychologically evaluated to determine if they are mentally fit to stand trial and criminally responsible. In this interactive session, Dr. Veltri will guide you through a step-by-step forensic analysis of a (fictional) complex forensic case involving claimed insanity. Discuss the legal definitions of criminal insanity, review the facts of the case, and ultimately, give your option: sane or insane.


Date: Tuesday, May 26 at 1:00pm EST

Grades: 9-12 (adults)*

Run-time: 60 minutes

Individual Connection (w/o supplies): $5

Group Connection : Please email of details on group connections.

*This program will discuss a fictional murder case. There are no graphic images.


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