MELBOURNE, FLA. — Blood spatter, DNA, fingerprints, interviewing and psychological profiling. Such is the stuff of the forensic psychologists and scientists,
like the enterprising law enforcement agents who look for clues on TV’s “CSI,” “NCIS” or “Criminal Minds.”
This summer, junior high and high school students can analyze mock crime scenes and learn more about the how and why criminals commit crimes at Florida
Tech’s Florida Forensics Camp. The week-long camp is set for July 14-18.
Activities include seminars, classroom presentations and competitions. Participants will work on solving the murder mystery, “Gone Camping.” The experience
is designed to allow students to apply what they have learned to the collection of evidence in a “room of clues.” Students will interview witnesses, and
build and present a legal case in a mock trial to determine the guilt or innocence of the murder suspect.
Day camp fees are $299. The day and night camp option, including room and board, is $699. This allows participants to get the full university experience.
For more information, call Florida Forensics Camp at (321) 674-8104 or visit http://floridaforensicscamp.com.
Florida Tech established the state’s only forensic psychology bachelor’s degree in fall 2004. Vanessa Edkins, Ph.D., is summer camp director.