Alumna to speak on forensic psychology and law

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor

Students and community members interested in psychology, forensics and criminal justice, or how those things can interact in the real world, may be interested in attending an upcoming Psychological Science Colloquium. Kymberly Schroder, J.D. will present her talk “Forensic Psychology: Tales From ‘The Darkside’” in West Science 2906 on Friday, Oct. 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Born in Marquette, Schroder is a 1995 alumna from NMU. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology here before studying to become a licensed attorney at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She has now practiced law for almost 20 years, focusing on criminal defense and family law.

Schroder has spent her career “defending people throughout the State of Michigan against criminal charges and helping people resolve their divorce, child custody, and child-protective services cases” according to her website.

During this talk, [Schroder] will discuss how the application of the psychological principles that you are learning today impact real people in real cases, including how police use deception and coercion in their investigations, the art of jury selection, and why good people do dumb things,” according to the NMU event calendar.

The event is free and open to the public.