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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Law and Order: The Drama of the Criminal Justice System

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Program #8115RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Itinerary for Jan 27 — Feb 1, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 27 - Arrival/Welcome/Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in. Proceed to meeting room for registration and receipt of program folder that contains the most current itinerary.

Dinner: Hotel

Evening: Get to know the staff and other participants. Overview of program and facilities. The case for the week will be distributed. Read the case before Monday morning class.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 28 - Guidelines: A Case Map / 911 Emergency Communicat...
Guidelines: A Case Map / 911 Emergency Communications/The Role of the Police/Live Musical Entertainment

Breakfast: Hotel

Morning: Begin the morning by reviewing the case and establish rules of criminal law. Take a short refreshment break and then continue with the second lecture. Learn how the 911 system works and what happens when our crime is reported. The Education Director at Pinellas County 911 Communications will be our speaker.

Lunch: Campus Dining Room.

Afternoon: With our retired Chief of Police officer, Rick Kistner, learn how the police respond to the scene and the steps they take to secure the area for the forensics team.

Dinner: Campus Dining Room.

Evening: Take a journey into the past with Rick Kistner as he explores 120 years of Sherlock Holmes

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 29 - Myth of TV Policing / Forensics/The Role of the M...
Breakfast: Hotel

Morning: Begin the morning with Rick as he delves into the Myth of TV Policing. Take a short refreshment break and then our forensic specialist David Brumfield will take us through the details of investigating our crime scene. Learn about the latest in DNA testing, fingerprint identification, the importance of fiber samples, and more.

Lunch: Campus Dining Room.

Afternoon: What is a Medical Examiner? Why is an investigation necessary? What happens during an investigation? Answers to these and other questions as a member of the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office leads us through this case. After a short break, head downtown for a field trip a local area museum

Dinner: Campus Dining Room.

Evening: Spend the evening with Judge Robert Beach as he describes the Role of the Judge

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 30 - Role of the Court Reporter /Role of the Jury l/Fr...
Role of the Court Reporter /Role of the Jury l/Free afternoon/ Role of the Judge

Breakfast: Center Dining Room.

Morning: What does a court reporter do? Why is s/he there? When is it necessary to have a court reporter? What is that strange machine s/he uses? Learn from our trained court reporter. Take a short refreshment break. Spend the second part of the morning with Judge Robert Beach. He will examine another side of the judicial system - the role of the jury - preparing you for your part of this trial.

Lunch: Hotel

Afternoon: Take a break from the classroom to spend the afternoon exploring the downtown St. Petersburg area. Visit shops, museums and see the sights of our beautiful city.

Dinner: Center Dining Room.

Evening: Judge Robert Beach will help you explore yet another side of the judicial system - the role of the judge - an essential part of any good trial.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 31 - The Prosecutor's Game Plan/The Defense/Musical En...
Breakfast: Hotel

Morning: Spend the morning with a Pinellas County State Attorney as s/he leads you through the State Attorney Office's plan for prosecuting this case. Along the way, learn about the arraignment, charges, pleadings, discovery, evidence, jury selection, how the prosecutors work with the police and more.

Lunch: Campus Dining Room.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon with our defense attorney as s/he mounts the defense for the accused. Learn his/her game plan.

Dinner: Campus Dining Room.

Evening: Take a break from the program with an evening of musical entertainment from a local musical artist

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 01 - The Jury Deliberates
Breakfast: Hotel

Morning: This morning, you will be a part of the judicial system. The group will be divided into smaller juries and you will be sequestered for deliberation. Then, having chosen a fore-person for each group, the decision will be presented - guilty or not guilty.

Lunch: Hotel. Program concludes with lunch today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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12 Expert-led lectures
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1 Performances

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