Forensic Detectives: Grades
In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee, a Chicago heiress to the International Harvester fortune, built the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, composite crime scene models recreated on a one-inch-to-one-foot scale. These macabre dioramas were purpose-built to be used as police training tools to help crime scene investigators learn the art and science of detailed forensics-based detection. Our CSI camps (not so macabre), will illuminate the Nutshells and their place in the history of forensic science.Our investigators will actually have their own miniature crime scenes to study! As the investigator, campers must bear in mind that there is a two-fold responsibility-to clear the innocent as well as expose the guilty. Seek only the facts-find the truth in a Nutshell.
Campers will learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes and meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators.
**Please note we do our best to schedule professionals for this camp, but we are often subject to their busy schedules. Sometimes there are cancellations. When that happens we have alternate activities for the campers.
Sample Projects: Crime Scene Analysis, Blood and Fiber Analysis, Handwriting Analysis, Entomology Fingerprinting, Microscopy, working with luminol and DNA Analysis!
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