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The Tradition Continues

It has become a tradition in the Forensic and Investigative Science program that each semester one or more crime scene investigations occur in the wee hours of the morning. These exercises dispel the notion that crime only occurs Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm.

This semester, there were two night crime scenes: one for Dr. Keith Morris’ bloodstain class and the other for Professor Robert O’Brien’s crime scene I class. On Thursday, April 13th, Professor O’Brien’s crime scene I class was called to the scene of an assault at 4 am. Sophomore Jennifer Ho comments on the experience saying, “being called out to the scene at 4 am allows us to not only get the academic portion of the material but the practical experience as well.”

The faculty members in the department work tirelessly to ensure a completely realistic laboratory experience for students, thus preparing students for their future careers. Professor O’Brien stresses the importance of these mock scenes when he says “here’s where we want them to make mistakes, so in the real world when they graduate they’re ready for their job.”

See below for a video of the students in action.