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Mock Crime Scene Workshop to offer high school students hands-on opportunities

Posted by Ashley Wise on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 @ 15:10 PM

The Waynesburg University Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, the Forensic Science Program and the Office of Admissions will host the annual Mock Crime Scene Workshop Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

“This event provides high school students the opportunity to experience the hands-on training in the areas of criminal justice and forensic science,” said Adam Jack, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences. “It also allows the visiting students to mingle with Waynesburg University students and faculty to obtain information about the University and programs.”

The event will afford high school students the opportunity to train with experts in the criminal justice and forensic science fields.

Throughout the morning, participants will be organized into teams that rotate through a variety of sessions. In addition to the professionals instructing the courses, current Waynesburg University criminal justice and forensics students will assist.

Sessions include a crime scene simulation led by a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police (crime lab) and a laser shot simulation led by Jack, a former Westmoreland County detective. Participants will also learn about crime scenes involving arson and explosives from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, and they will have an opportunity to see narcotics detection dogs during a session with the Waynesburg Borough Police Department.

Through the Laser Shot Simulation Program, workshop participants will be able to act in the manner of a police officer, while giving commands to handle varying situations including traffic stops and house disturbance calls, without their safety being affected.
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-225-7393.

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