The 2022 camp session has ended, we hope to see you in 2023!
Tiffin University Forensic Science & Criminalistics Academy Camp
If Law and Order, CSI and NCIS are on regular rotation and science has become a guilty pleasure, it is time to take it to the next level with Tiffin University Forensic Science & Criminalistics Academy Camp.
Especially for high school students in grades 9 through 12, campers will learn principles and tactics to assist criminal investigations through chemistry, biology and law – and become the star of their own show. Campers will work in small groups with high-level TU professors who have experience in crime scene analysis, secret service detail, forensic biology, chemistry and law.
Forensic Science & Criminalistics Academy Camp: TBD
Residence Hall: Clay Hall
Camp Capacity: 40 campers
For high school students (minimum age 14) in grades 9 through 12
* Campers will receive one credit hour of work for completion of the academic curriculum
** COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during the camp.
Campers will learn about:
- Crime scene investigations and processing
- Fire investigations and fire forensics
- Ballistics and bullet trajectory
- Explosive detonation
- Judicial oversight of evidence
- President John F. Kennedy assassination
- Dealing with mental health issues that death investigators face
Campers will also take part in activities like:
- Forensic anthropology, working with human bones for sex and age identification of victims
- Legal proceedings in court
- Blood spatter analysis
- Digital autopsy (anatomage table)
- Autopsy experience
- President John F. Kennedy shot sequence competition
- Crime scene recreation and writing investigatory reports
Check back for the 2023 agenda coming soon!
Students will be staying in Clay Residence Hall which is air-conditioned. Students will be staying in a single room. Paper towels and toilet paper will be provided. Meals will be provided to the students in the Cole Dining Hall.
What to Bring
Students will need to bring all personal hygiene items, towels, pillow and bedding for an XL twin bed.
Featuring Faculty Members from Tiffin University
Michael Curtis, J.D.
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Timothy McCarty, Ph.D.
Sandra Miller, Ph.D.
Stephanie Opfer, Ph.D.
Pete Piraino, Ph.D.
Mark Sabo, Ph.D.
John Schupp, Ph.D.
Joseph Van Kerkhove
**Please be advised, due to the nature of the content, the camp may contain graphic materials. Parents or guardians must sign a release for the camper to take part in the academy.
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