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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 is a certified Law Enforcement Officer and Instructor in the State of Missouri. He was a Fire and Arson Investigator and worked on numerous incidents including serial murder and serial arson cases.  Dr. Russo was the Chief Deputy of a Sheriff's Department in Missouri and is currently a deputy sheriff, as well as a licensed attorney in both Arkansas and Missouri.  Throughout his law practice career, he has served as both an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Deputy Public Defender.  Dr. Russo has been declared an expert witness in court regarding the Origin and Cause of Fires and teaches various law enforcement classes including criminal law, criminal procedure, and defensive tactics.