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 and K-9 unit training on this true-crime adventure.
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Program No. 12156RJ
Length
5 days
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5 days
4 nights
9 meals
4 B 3 L 2 D
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DAY
1
Check-in, Program Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Las Vegas, NV
D
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration, 4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar table in the Orientation room on the second floor (signs will be posted) to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any changes, other important information, and to confirm when and where the Orientation session will take place. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. 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. Periods in the daily 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 restaurant, we will enjoy a buffet meal, with a variety of hot and cold items. Coffee, tea, water included.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
2
Forensic Dentist, Arson Investigation Lecture
Las Vegas, NV
B,L
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: At the hotel, we’ll start each morning with a plentiful breakfast buffet that features an assortment of hot and cold items and a variety of beverage options.

Morning: We’ll learn the role forensic dentistry plays in the identification of victims and analysis of bite pattern injuries from a local expert.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a plated lunch. Coffee, tea, water included.

Afternoon: We’ll experience a glimpse into the world of an arson investigation and learn about the analysis of fire-related incidences and fire science from a current 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
Retired LVMPD Detective
Las Vegas, NV
B,L
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: A retired LVMPD Homicide Detective will guide us through the basics of homicide investigation while providing plenty of personal experiences and reviewing actual homicide cases. More than a few myths will be busted along the way!

Lunch: We will walk to a local restaurant for a meal. Coffee, tea, water included.

Afternoon: We’ll continue with LVMPD Homicide Detective and learn about case studies and tools of the trade. If the K-9 Unit team is available, there will be a demonstration and opportunity to meet one of disciplined and friendly dogs used to help investigate crime scenes.

Dinner: On your own to allow the chance to explore all the Las Vegas culinary world has to offer.

Evening: At leisure

DAY
4
Police Department Crime Lab Staff Member, Farewell Dinner
Las Vegas, NV
B,L,D
Tropicana Las Vegas

Activity note: This is a full classroom day with minimal walking.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll learn from a working Senior Crime Scene Analyst from the City of North Las Vegas Police Department who will explain how blood patterns can determine what took place before the police arrived and how DNA can be used to bring the guilty to justice.

Lunch: We will walk to a local restaurant for a meal. Coffee, tea, water included.

Afternoon: We’ll take a hands-on approach to learning about fingerprinting and enjoy a presentation on modern-day fingerprinting methods by a North Las Vegas Police Department staff member.

Dinner: At the hotel, we will enjoy a farewell buffet dinner with a variety of hot and cold items. Coffee, tea, water included.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Mob Museum, Program Concludes
Las Vegas, NV
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 11:30 a.m. Field trip involves easy walk through facility, on level surfaces. Facility is also wheelchair accessible.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We will visit the Mob Museum to learn about notable mob criminals and organized crime through hands-on exhibits and media displays. This concludes our program. 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 another rewarding program in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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