In Georgetown's Forensic Science Academy, you'll gain a firsthand look at the world of forensic science from professionals in the field—including investigators, detectives, crime scene technicians, and pathologists. Topics covered will include crime scene diagramming, criminal investigative process, and video forensic analysis, to the ethical dimensions of issues faced by today’s security professionals. Various exercises, class interaction, case studies, lectures, discussions, mock crime scene creation, and examination have been developed to provide exposure to Criminal Forensic investigation. Test your critical thinking skills by identifying and interpreting the evidence as you explore the application of science and medicine in law enforcement.
Price includes tuition, housing, and meals. Commuter Student tuition is $3,835.
How You'll Benefit
Meet and interact with forensic practitioners and veteran criminal investigators
Interact with guest speakers from agencies such as the DC Department of Forensic Science and the DC Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide, Sexual Assault, and Cold Case Units
Hear from detectives who have solved high-profile murder cases, and forensic evidence investigators
Apply analytical and critical thinking designed to process crime scenes and solve cases
Interact with students with similar interest in Forensic Science to foster information sharing and networking
Gain insight into various careers opportunities in the field of Forensic Science
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Forensic Science Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Crime scene analysis
Types of evidence important to criminal investigations
Criminal evidence collection
Diagramming crime scenes
Deductive reasoning in criminal investigation
Actual criminal case study
Interviewing and interrogation techniques
Testifying in court as forensic expert and/or detective
Blood spatter analysis
Gang member investigations
*The list of subjects is not all-inclusive and is subject to change and modification based on instructor availability and time allotments to cover materials.
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