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Adventures in Forensic Science (Rising grades 6-9)


June 15 - June 20, 2014



You have seen criminal investigation shows, now try your hand at sleuthing the elements of a crime scene by working with real-life crime scene investigators and law enforcement officers to help restore justice. Through hands-on opportunities and demonstrations, you will learn about latent fingerprints, bloodstain interpretation, footwear impressions, crime scene diagrams, and the collection of trace and DNA evidence. End your adventure by working on a team to investigate a mock crime scene and creating your own crime scene diagram!


This course is a favorite among students and has been offered since 2007!


View a course schedule from last summer on the left side toolbar at this website!




Meet the Instructor(s)


Kerri McClary, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Central State University in Oklahoma.  Her law enforcement career spans over 20 years; beginning as an Identification Technician with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and culminating as a Special Agent with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  She is currently an Investigator at the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. She is an adjunct faculty member in the extensive 10-week National Forensic Academy Training Program located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Ms. McClary has an extensive background as a latent print examiner, crime scene investigator and forensic photographer. She has received additional educational training and experience in forensic photography and digital imaging from the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  She is a certified crime scene analyst through the International Association for Identification. 

Don Girndt is currently an Investigator at the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety.


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