Summer Camp Explores Forensics
– Blood spatter, DNA, fingerprints and psychological profiling. Such is the stuff of the forensic scientist and psychologist, like the enterprising law
enforcement agents who look for clues on TV’s “CSI” or “Criminal Minds.”
This summer, high school students can analyze “crime” scenes and learn more about “WHY” criminals commit crimes at Florida Tech’s Florida Forensics Camp.
Campers can choose from three, one-week sessions: June 5-9 (day camp only), June 12-16 (day camp/overnight for groups only) or July 17-21 (day and night
Activities include seminars, classroom presentations and competitions. Participants will work on solving a murder mystery designed to allow students to
apply what they have learned. Participants may also compete in an essay contest on capital punishment, square off in a forensics jeopardy game and
experience mock court sessions.
Day camp fees are $399. The day and night camp option, including room and board, is $799. This allows participants to get the full university experience.
For more information, call Florida Forensics Camp at (321) 674-8104 or visit www.floridaforensicscamp.com.
Florida Tech began the state’s only forensic psychology bachelor’s degree in fall 2004. Marshall Jones, who has a background in law enforcement, is the
university’s program coordinator and summer camp director.