New Hampshire

Blood, Bullets & Ballistics: How Real CSIs Get the Job Done

Explore the real-world excitement of CSI as you join forensic scientists to participate in crime lab demonstrations, learn about DNA analysis and help solve a mock homicide.
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Program No. 4416RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Learn from real forensic scientists how crime scenes are examined and how the evidence collected is analyzed at the crime lab. Immerse yourself in the world of DNA, firearms, fingerprints, handwriting and document analysis, and see for yourself how microscopic examinations of hair, fibers and even paper match sticks can place someone at the scene of the crime.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take part in demonstrations in the crime lab to discover how fingerprints are developed.
  • Step into actual "sanitized" crime scenes to see how all the pieces of the investigative puzzle come together.
  • Hear tales of "Monadnock Moments" featuring stories of people and places in the Monadnock region and the unsolved murders of Cheshire County.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
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Kim Rumrill
Kim Rumrill is a retired criminalist for the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Science Laboratory. Her expertise is serology, the science that deals with serums, especially blood. The daughter of a police detective, Kim attributes her studies in medical technology at Colby-Sawyer to her strong foundation for all the science fields in which she’s worked. She is asked four or five times a year to testify in criminal court cases, including some of the most high-profile crimes in New Hampshire.

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

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Mallory S Littman
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Alan Rumrill
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