Criminal Investigation + Prosecution

From the cop on the beat to the judge on the bench, investigate a crime scene and take the case through the system.

From the cop on the beat to the judge on the bench, you’ll investigate a crime scene and take the case all the way through the system. Using the powers of deduction (think: Sherlock) and gritty determination (think: K.C. Undercover), you and your team will work together to identify a suspect, make an arrest, and take your suspect to court. Learn forensic lab fundamentals — fingerprinting, tracking clues, and testing evidence — before playing the parts of lawyers, witnesses, judge, and jury to decide the suspect’s fate. Before you have your trial, you’ll have to figure out the crime timeline and the motive. If you want your suspects behind bars, you better be able to convince the jury you know what you’re talking about!

Plan your summer

Boston

Course Highlights

  • Practice objectivity while gathering evidence from the scene of a crime

  • Use scientific instruments to analyze fibers and hair samples

  • Conduct pH testing and carry out analysis of collected evidence

  • Seek justice + bring the suspect(s) to trial in court

I learned more about forensics than I did just from reading. I learned about how forensic science is not about figuring out who did it, it’s about making inferences and observations. It seems simple for something so complicated, but it’s true.