At the hotel, we’ll enjoy a buffet featuring an assortment of hot and cold breakfast items plus coffee, tea, assorted juices, and water.
Our day begins in our private hotel classroom with a lecture from an expert who has been involved in processing crime scenes for years. A former California police captain and forensic photographer will introduce us to Crime Scene Investigation. Tasked with processing a crime scene, a CSI’s job is a vital portion of law enforcement. In this interactive classroom session, learn the “A, B, C’s” or more accurately, the “1, 2, 3, 4, 5” steps of processing any crime scene, including the one that we will encounter towards the end of the week. With our instructor, we’ll learn the intricacies of crime scene investigation. He will guide participants in the right direction as they work to detect the truths and un-truths of the CSI TV show. Human beings, and the evidence they leave behind, are not the only creatures that can help us solve crimes. Working with our forensic entomologist, we’ll learn how insects can play an important role in understanding a crime scene. By studying the insects at the crime scene, experts can often determine a timeline of events about when the crime was committed. In our second morning class, the entomologist will lead a lively show-and-tell discussion using real bugs and crime scene photographs to introduce us to the science of forensic entomology.
On the Gazebo Patio at the hotel, enjoy a buffet lunch with dessert plus tea, coffee, and water; other beverages available for purchase.
Especially for kids: With our instructor, we will continue learning how to gather information from a crime scene by learning how to lift fingerprints. We will practice the same techniques forensic scientists use such as black powder and tape. What pattern are you… loops, whorls, or arches? Grandparents, bring your cameras and avoid wearing white pants.
At the hotel.
With our experts, we’ll combine multiple disciplines to learn how to correctly document a crime scene using notes, sketches, and photography. We will continue to add to your growing repertoire of investigative knowledge.