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Ragin' Cajun Forensic Exploration

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

104 E University Ave

Lafayette, LA 70503

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June 11-14th, 2018

What's Happening?:

In the Summer 2018, faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice will be hosting a series of half day and full day forensic camps for high school students - 9th-12th graders (including those who are starting high school in the fall). We invite these students to join us for our Second Annual Forensic Exploration Camp. Pick and choose the sessions, or attend all of them for a discount! Attend for an entire day and eat lunch on us each time you do!

What to expect: Learn how to fingerprint, identify and analyze blood splatter and work crime scenes. Love crime shows? Why not take a shot at getting some hands on experience alongside local experts. Also - learn more about how you can be a forensic scientist through the proper educational and training path.

How it works?

Campers will be able to select these options:

  • Free admission to one event
  • One class pass (Pick 1 of 8 events to attend) - $80.00
  • Two class pass - $150 ($75/class)
  • Four class pass - $280 ($70/class)
  • Six class pass - $360 ($60/class)
  • All classes + Free merch - $400

Note, if you stay with us for a full day, lunch will be provided at no additional cost. This cost excludes Eventbrite's ticketing service fee.

Interested in a scholarship?

E-mail Dr. Dave Khey at dkhey@louisiana.edu with: 500 word essay (topic: reality versus pop-culture - what does it really take to start a career in forensics?) and a 1-page personal statement.

Available Scholarships: One (1) full scholarship for all events and two (2) scholarships to four courses (includes meals on each full day spent at camp).

Course Schedule & Descriptions:

Monday, morning (8.30a-11.30a) - Fingerprinting. Learn the ins and outs of fingerprint identification, using the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), developing latent prints, and more.

Monday, afternoon (1.00p-4.00p) - Toolmarks & Impressions. Examine the unique markings left behind by tools we use everyday. Discuss and investigate shoe prints, tire marks, and more.

Tuesday, morning (8.30a-11.30a) - Evidence Collection & Search and Seizure. Learn how to execute a search within constitutional limits. Practice chain of custody and meticulously collecting and preserving evidence from crime scenes.

Tuesday, afternoon (1.00p-4.00p) - Blood Spatter/Pattern Analysis. Evaluate different blood 'cast offs' to determine injury types, direction of injury, and build a narrative detailing what occurred at a crime scene given visual (and latent) evidence.

Wednesday, morning (8.30a-11.30a) - Crime Scene Photography. How and in what circumstances is crime scene photography used? What type of evidence at a crime scene needs to be photographed? These questions and more will be answered in this course on Crime Scene Photography. We will discover the best ways to take a picture of a everything from a footprint to a bullet and talk about how to record details of a scene with the most accuracy possible.

Wednesday, afternoon (1.00p-4.00p) - Serial Killers and Forensic Psychology. This course offers an overview of the history of serial killers in the US, as well as the myths and realities surrounding this phenomenon. This course will overview the various types of serial killers, with special focus paid to myths surrounding serial homicide. A discussion of law enforcement tactics to apprehend serial offenders, as well as the causes of serial homicide will also be provided.

Thursday, morning (8.30a-11.30a) - Guest speaker.

Thursday, afternoon (1.00p-4.00p) - Mock Crime Scene. Analyze a local crime that has been recreated on campus with local law enforcement and crime scene techs.

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