Crime scene campers
by TP staff
Nov 02, 2010 | 5140 views | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Williams Middle School students Laurann Dong (left) and Jacquelene Pham examine fingerprints at one of the Camp CSI stations Tuesday, Nov. 2.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A bloody shirt, fingerprints and a description of the assailant are part of the clues that students put together as they investigate a “homicide” at Camp CSI, sponsored by the Institute for Global Commerce and Government’s Academy for Business and Law.

The weeklong crime scene camp will have 260 eighth-grade students follow a homicide case from the start through the trial. Students go through different sessions in which they examine fingerprints, analyze blood and create a suspect’s face on a computer.

Students form IGCG take on the roles of the suspect, investigators and attorneys. Visiting classes are the jury, who decide the trial outcome.

This year’s mock crime follows the fatal stabbing of a black girl by a white supremacist in a racially motivated attack. Students piece the evidence together and then watch the trial and render a verdict at the jury trial.

This is the second year the school has conducted the program.

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November 02, 2010
Maybe Tracy can hire them (if we can afford it!)?

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