Collect and analyze evidence. Crack the case.
As an SFA criminal justice student, you’ll do more than listen to lectures. You’ll put your investigative skills to use in a variety of hands-on learning activities, including our simulated crime scene field exercises.
During our crime scene simulations, you’ll work with a team of other students to solve simulated robberies, home invasions and other types of crimes. You’ll also learn the basics of scene investigation, including:
- Securing and protecting the scene
- Gathering and analyzing scientific evidence
- Lifting latent fingerprints using powder and tape
- Measuring and sketching the area
Requirements and prerequisites
To participate in a simulated crime scene field exercise, students must be pursuing a major or minor in criminal justice and must be enrolled in one of the following courses:
- CJS 201 - Criminal Investigation
- CJS 375 - Survey of Forensic Science
All participants receive both a team grade and an individual grade based on their work and participation.