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Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator With Your Grandchild

Unravel the truth about crime scene investigation as you and your grandchild learn how to lift fingerprints, measure the path of a bullet, recreate a suspect’s face and solve a crime!
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Program No. 15942RJ
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6 days
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1,299
California

Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator With Your Grandchild

Unravel the truth about crime scene investigation as you and your grandchild learn how to lift fingerprints, measure the path of a bullet, recreate a suspect’s face and solve a crime!
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6 days
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Program No. 15942 RJ
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Don’t move anything — this is a crime scene! Join your grandchild behind the police tape as experienced police officers, crime scene investigators, a forensic entomologist and a ballistics specialist show you how to process a crime scene using forensic science.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Try your hand at lifting fingerprints, measure the path of a bullet, record and photograph the crime scene and recreate a suspect’s face on a computer screen.
  • Compare the real thing to what you seen on TV during your visits to law enforcement and forensics facilities.
  • Work with a team of sleuths to solve the mystery in a mock crime scene.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 13-15.
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