Crime Scene Investigation Camps

Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Wednesday, June 12

Format: Commuter
Grades: For youth entering grades 7, 8 and 9
Campers: Minimum of 15
Camp Directors: Officer Rob Taillon and Mr. Kyle Harshbarger (Kearney Police Department and the Department of Criminal Justice)

In this camp, you will learn the basic principles of criminal investigation, and be introduced to forensic evidence collection and analysis techniques. Examples include fingerprints, impression evidence, microscopic evidence, and alternative light sources.  By the end of the day, professional investigators from the Kearney Police Department will lead you through a simulated crime scene on the UNK campus. Gather the clues, analyze the evidence, and use your reason to solve the mystery.

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Tuition: $50.00, or $45.00 if registered by May 1st.

Crime Scene Investigation in Theory and Practice

Thursday, June 13

Format: Commuter
Grades: For youth entering grades 10, 11, and 12
Campers: Minimum of 15
Camp Directors: Mr. Kyle Harshbarger and Officer Rob Taillon (Kearney Police Department and the Department of Criminal Justice)

In this camp, you will learn the basic Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) techniques of fingerprint, impression, blood spatter, microscopic, and light analysis, as well as the scientific principles behind them.  In the second half of the class, professional investigators from the Kearney Police Department will lead you through a simulated crime scene, where you’ll use the tools of physics, biology and chemistry to reconstruct events based only on the physical evidence left behind.

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Tuition: $50.00, or $45.00 if registered by May 1st.