Mock Crime Scene to be Held at Waynesburg University
The event is for high school students who are interested in criminal justice, law enforcement and forensic science.
Thanks to television shows and movies, crime-scene investigation may often be imagined as something more glamorous than it actually is. In order to help high school students who are interested in criminal justice, law enforcement and forensic science see how crime scene investigation really works, Waynesburg University is planning to host its annual Mock Crime Scene from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 19.
James Tanda, an instructor of criminal justice and coordinator of the event, says that one of the goals is to let high school students know about the university’s majors that are related to criminal justice.
The other is to “clear up myths and misconceptions often exhibited on television and give the 16- to 18-year-old students firsthand exposure to professionals and the methods used in current day crime scene investigation,” he says in a press release.
Reservations are required for the event, and lunch is provided for students and parents. Students will participate in sessions with experts from related fields, rotating through four stations that feature different guest presenters, and parents will be offered separate activities. After lunch, attendees may meet with the Office of Admissions for campus tours or to ask questions.