FORENSICS: TRUE CRIME
One-Week Summer Program
Do mysteries excite you? Do you dream of being a federal judge, prosecutor, defense attorney or expert witness? Do you dive into crime scene shows such as CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Law & Order or podcasts like Serial, Criminal and Someone Knows Something? Go behind the scenes and learn what happens during a murder investigation and the trial that follows.
This hybrid in person and remote program is designed for students all over the world interested in the scientific approach to crime scenes. Utilizing a real life (local!) murder case, this program will introduce the principles of forensic science and will provide the opportunity to explore lab techniques, fingerprint methods and more!
In person students will visit the scene of the crime and collect evidence from this true crime story. Using clues discovered at the scene of the crime, both in person and remote students will analyze the evidence. By the end of the week, students will be assigned a role in a moot court trial, where detectives and analysts will present the forensic evidence, lawyers will argue how the evidence should be interpreted, and judges will make a decision about the innocence/guilt of the defendant based on the evidence presented.
Get a first hand look at what it takes to examine a crime scene, solve the mystery and argue the case!
Teaching Team: Dr. Rich Fox
Dr. Fox received forensic training at some of the finest scientific facilities in the country including; the Human Genome Project, The Human Remains I.D Lab, Oak Ridge National Labs, and The McCrone School of Microscopy. He has assisted with identification of remains from mass graves in Bosnia Herzegovina as part of a United Nations team. Fox is a member of the International Association for Forensic Identification. He has been selected for the Society for Science and the Public Fellows Program. Mr. Fox’s teaching assignments have included secondary schools in Las Vegas and Boston, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gifted Youth, and Tufts University. Rich was a 2012 Honoree of the Massachusetts Society for Biomedical Research.
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