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12156
Nevada

Crime Scene Forensics

Uncover the art of modern forensic science and meet with CSI professionals as you learn about fingerprinting, blood pattern analysis on this true-crime adventure.
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Program No. 12156RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,359
Nevada

Crime Scene Forensics

Uncover the art of modern forensic science and meet with CSI professionals as you learn about fingerprinting, blood pattern analysis on this true-crime adventure.
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,359
Length
5 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,359
Program No. 12156RJ

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Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2022
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1,359
Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2022
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1,359
Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2022
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1,359
Mar 6 - Mar 10, 2023
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1,499
Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2023
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1,499
May 15 - May 19, 2023
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Jun 5 - Jun 9, 2023
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Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2023
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Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2023
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Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2023
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1,499
DATES & starting prices
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Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2022
Starting at
1,679
Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2022
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1,679
Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2022
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1,679
Mar 6 - Mar 10, 2023
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1,859
Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2023
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1,859
May 15 - May 19, 2023
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1,859
Jun 5 - Jun 9, 2023
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1,859
Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2023
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1,859
Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2023
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1,859
Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2023
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1,859

At a Glance

Leave fiction behind and get the facts on how modern forensic science is used to solve crimes involving assault, robbery, kidnapping, murder and fraud. Criminal justice professionals, forensic pathologists and scientists take you behind the scenes for a comprehensive look at how old-fashioned detective work combines with cutting-edge technology to solve crimes and mysteries.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Ability to walk through large casino to and from hotel room each day. Ability to climb on and off bus, and walk to and from classroom.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn the basics of how blood pattern, fingerprinting and dental forensics factor into law enforcement investigations in lectures and presentations led by experts.
  • Meet with real criminal justice professionals who share stories about the work they do each day investigating crime scenes.
  • Forget what you’ve seen on TV — learn to distinguish the realities of crime-scene investigation from dramatizations.
Featured Expert
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Mark McNett
Mark McNett is a 22-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and had been a homicide detective in Las Vegas for almost 12 years of his career. He is recently retired and loves to share stories about his very interesting career with Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Mark McNett is a 22-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and had been a homicide detective in Las Vegas for almost 12 years of his career. He is recently retired and loves to share stories about his very interesting career with Road Scholar participants.
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Kim Rupe and her husband have lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for 17 years. She has a bachelor's in business management and worked in the legal field for 20 years. She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution. She enjoys meeting new people, helping others, the great outdoors and is always ready to travel. Kim feels it is never too late to learn as much as we can about this great world we live in.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Techniques of Crime Scene Investigations (7th edition)
by By Barry A. J. Fisher
CRC Press - 473 Pages (lots of photos)
Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook
by By Henry C. Lee, Timothy Palmback, Marilyn T. Millar
Academic Press - 409 pages (lots of photos)
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5 days
4 nights
9 meals
4 B 3 L 2 D
DAY
1
Check-In, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Las Vegas, NV
D
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 3:00 p.m. Note: Casino hotel is large and may involve extensive walking to meeting rooms, restaurant, and front of hotel to access transportation to classroom. Note: Casino is not smoke free.

Afternoon: Program Registration: 4:00 p.m. After you check in and have your room assignment, join us at the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff, get any updated information, and confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please locate your Group Leader and let them know you have arrived. There will be signs to the meeting room. Do not hesitate to ask hotel front desk staff for directions if lost. We will be walking through areas where smoking is permitted. Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. We will review COVID-19 protocols and will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and requirements throughout the program. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
2
Forensic Dentistry, Arson Investigations & Fire Science
Las Vegas, NV
B,L
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 3 miles. Walking less than 1 mile; generally flat terrain. Motorcoach will pick up/drop off as close as possible to classroom but it may be necessary to walk a short distance across campus to board.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We’ll board our motorcoach and ride to the Student Union of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). With a forensic odonatologist, we’ll learn about the role forensic dentistry plays in the identification of victims and analysis of bite pattern injuries.

Lunch: We will ride to a local restaurant.

Afternoon: We’ll reboard the motorcoach and return to UNLV, where we’ll get a glimpse into the world of a Fire Department Arson Investigation. We’ll learn about the analysis of fire-related incidences and fire science from a working North Las Vegas Fire Department Fire Investigator.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
3
Homicide Investigations, Crime Scene Tools
Las Vegas, NV
B,L
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 3 miles. Walking up to 1/2 mile; flat sidewalks. Motorcoach will pick up/drop off as close as possible to classroom but it may be necessary to walk a short distance across campus to board.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We’ll board the motorcoach and return to UNLV. A retired homicide detective from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will explain the basics of investigating a homicide, share personal experiences from on the job, and review a few real homicide cases. More than a few myths will be busted along the way!

Lunch: We will have meal vouchers to use at the University Commons dining hall.

Afternoon: We’ll build on what we learned this morning. With the LVMPD homicide detective, we’ll review case studies and learn about the tools used in crime scene investigations.

Dinner: On your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Blood Analysis Lecture, Fingerprinting Methods
Las Vegas, NV
B,L,D
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: Getting on/off motorcoach; driving about 3 miles. Walking up to 1/2 mile; flat sidewalks. Motorcoach will pick up/drop off as close as possible to classroom but it may be necessary to walk a short distance across campus to board.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We’ll board the motorcoach and return to UNLV. With an active member of the Las Vegas Police Department, we’ll learn the basics of blood pattern analysis and DNA testing. Blood patterns and DNA left behind at a crime scene are crucial pieces of evidence that help investigators determine how a crime took place.

Lunch: At the University Commons.

Afternoon: At UNLV, we’ll expand our knowledge of crime scene evidence testing with a hands-on fingerprinting activity led by a North Vegas Police Department staff member. We’ll also have a presentation on modern day fingerprinting methods.

Dinner: At the hotel. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for check-out and departure after our final field trip in the morning.

DAY
5
Museum Field Trip, Program Concludes
Las Vegas, NV
B

Activity note: Getting on/off motorcoach; driving about 7 miles, less than 1/2 hour. Walking and standing up to 1 hour at a time; generally even ground, wheelchair accessible. Hotel check out 11:30 a.m.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We will board a motorcoach with our Group Leader for a field trip to The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. We’ll explore the exhibits and learn about notable mob criminals and organized crime through hands-on exhibits and media displays. We’ll return to the hotel by 11:30 a.m. and check-out. This concludes our program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.