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John Russo

Title: Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

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Dr. Russo is a graduate of the University of Arkansas - School of Law. Dr. Russo was a certified Law Enforcement Officer and Instructor in the State of Florida. He was a Fire and Arson Investigator and he has worked on numerous incidents including serial murder and serial arson cases. Dr. Russo was the Chief Deputy of a Sheriff's Department here in Missouri, is currently a certified Law Enforcement Officer in Missouri and is a licensed attorney in Arkansas and Missouri. He has been both an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Deputy Public Defender. Dr. Russo has been declared an expert witness in court as to the Origin and Cause of Fires and teaches various law enforcement classes including criminal law and criminal procedure.