This involved examining a carefully constructed real life forensic scenario which offered a realistic learning experience for our students.
The day covered a number of activities including:
- Theory of different techniques and how to use them to investigate a crime scene.
- Practicing the different techniques, i.e. finger printing.
- Mocked up crime scene where the students investigated and collected samples.
- Producing a crime scene report on their findings.
What our students said about the day:
“This was a very enlightening experience. I really enjoyed getting some first-hand experience of the methods used in CSI”.
“Very enjoyable and intriguing. I have learned many new things while having fun. It is very interesting seeing how real life cases are resolved. Would definitely do it again”.
“Very hands on, felt like I was working towards something. Great topic as everyone has different opinions. I like how we actually go to the crime scene. Would recommend to others”.
“I enjoyed the competitive element of it and how real everything is. I liked the practical element of learning and the team work and problem solving”.
“I have learned a new set of skills and it has opened my eyes to other options in a career”.
“I think this event was really good and I have learnt new skills. I think people who want to go into public services should do this as it helps you a lot”.
“I thought today was a lot of fun; it was very intense and competitive. I learnt a lot about CSI and new information. I challenged myself! Thanks”.