EXPLO Pre-College + Career (Grades 10–12): Crime Scene Investigation + Forensic Science

    EXPLO Pre-College + Career (Grades 10–12): Crime Scene Investigation + Forensic Science


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: College Experience, Forensic Science, Psychology, Work Experience
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
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    This concentration provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to explore CSI by completing real-world projects created exclusively for EXPLO by the experts.

    • Investigate a real cold case, work on case files, and more
    • Learn how to “walk the scene”
    • Identify solvability factors and devise an action plan
    • Work with physical evidence, crime scene photography techniques, and latent fingerprints
    • Earn college credit

    Program description: Abductions, murders, and other high-profile violent crimes are a constant fixture in local news, often capturing national and worldwide attention. Armchair detectives, professional psychologists, and investigators alike attempt to answer the questions: Who did it? Why did they do it? And how? Every forensics case brings together a team of individuals each with a vital role in answering these questions. In this program, EXPLO CSI + Forensics students will develop new leads on a real cold case. Together with local law enforcement, criminal psychologists, and forensic investigators, students will investigate theories of criminal behavior, sift through evidence from actual case files, practice forensic techniques and identify solvability factors. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to an unsolved case and bring law enforcement closer to providing justice to the families of these victims.

    Our CSI experts include:

    • Sheryl McCullum: American Crime Analyst, Director of the Cold Case Research Institute in Atlanta, Georgia
    • Dr. Saul Kassin: Distinguished Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • Katherine Ramsland: Ph.D. Professor of Forensic Psychology, DeSales University

    In addition to engaging academics and career exploration, EXPLO mirrors the many opportunities undergraduate students have at their fingertips when they get to college. Learn to navigate your choices and cultivate a wide range of interests that will enrich your undergraduate experience — and your life. Attend academic sessions featuring special guest speakers, participate in student clubs, explore the natural splendor of Maine,

    and more. You’ll check in at your residence hall by 10:30 PM to relax with your friends and get ready for another day of exploration and adventure.

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