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Course Description

Forensic Science Academy| Course Description

 

Test your critical thinking skills by collecting and interpreting evidence as you explore the application of science and medicine in law enforcement. In Georgetown's Forensic Science Academy, you'll gain a firsthand look at the world of forensic science from professionals in the field—including investigators, detectives,,, crime scene technicians, pathologists, and. You’ll have opportunities to take advantage of the extraordinary forensic science resources of the nation’s capital while studying everything from crime scene diagramming, criminal investigative process, and video forensic analysis to the ethical dimensions of issues faced by today’s security professionals.

How You’ll Benefit*

  • Meet with forensic practitioners

  • Interact with guest speakers from agencies such as the DC Department of Forensic Science and the DC Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide and Cold Case Units

  • Hear from detectives who have solved high-profile murder cases, and forensic evidence investigators

Program Format & Subject Areas*

As a student in the Forensic Science Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:

  • Computer forensics

  • Blood spatter analysis

  • Geographic profiling

  • Medical examinations

  • Gang member investigations

  • Terrorism investigations

Sample Weekday Schedule

Breakfast

Lecture: Introduction to Criminal Law

Guest lecture: Forensic Pathology and Death Investigation

Lunch

Visit to the International Spy Museum

Discussion session

Dinner

Capstone project: Learning About Lab Analysis of Evidence

Student? activities and Residential Life ?supervision

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Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jul 21, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F, Sa
Time
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 22, 2019 to Jul 26, 2019
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 10:00AM
Dates
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Instructors
Section Notes

Sunday, July 21

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Students will be in class from 9 am - 9 pm.*

Saturday, July 27

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jul 21, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F, Sa
Time
9:00AM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 22, 2019 to Jul 26, 2019
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 10:00AM
Dates
Jul 27, 2019
Location
Instructors
Section Notes

Sunday, July 21

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Students will be in class from 9 am - 9 pm.*

Saturday, July 27

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

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