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Law and Order: The Drama of the Criminal Justice System

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Begin the week with a crime created especially for you! Follow the case as it moves through the criminal justice system, from securing the crime scene to forensics to trial. Meet and learn from real practitioners in the field. Learn how defense and prosecution attorneys put together their game plans. Understand the process of selecting jurors, what judges tell them and why. It all comes together on the last morning of the program when you deliberate, reach a verdict and discuss the outcome.


• With a retired chief of police officer, learn how the police respond to the scene and the steps they take to secure the area for the forensics team.
• Field trip to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Crime Lab and learn how evidentiary analysis is performed in multiple forensic disciplines.
• Meet a state attorney to learn about arraignment, charges, pleadings, discovery, evidence, jury selection and how the prosecutors work with the police.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program. The visit to the crime lab requires 45 minutes or more of standing/walking at one time.

Coordinated by Eckerd College.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances


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