Outreach

Summer Camp


Crime Scene Investigation

crime_scene_investigation Are you fascinated by crime scene investigations? Do you want to learn how detectives solve crimes, interview individuals, detect deception, and analyze evidence? Then come participate in this interactive hands on experience with a former FBI agent, ISP, and professional crime scene and criminal justice professionals.

You will participate in several criminal investigations, including the investigation and trial of a street robbery/homicide case. You will collect evidence, recover drugs, compare ballistic and fingerprint specimens, analyze blood spatter, draw crime scene sketches and write basic reports.

You will learn about the use of informants and how undercover operations are handled. You will practice the craft of interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects and develop skills in detecting deception. As the case develops, you will learn about and select a jury, act as witness, testify before the court, play the roles of prosecution and defense attorneys, and decide the fate of the suspected perpetrator. 


Program Details
Location(s)  The program takes place on the WIU-Macomb campus with a commuter or residential option. Classes are held both on and off campus and meet Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residential Camper Check-In takes place Sunday, June 23 from 3-5 pm. Commuter Camper Drop-Off takes place Monday, June 23 beginning at 7:45 am. Commuter Camper Pick-Up takes place daily at 3 p.m.
Dates:   June 23-27, 2019
Included in the program

You will participate in several criminal investigations, including the investigation and trial of a street robbery/homicide case.
You will collect evidence, recover drugs, compare ballistic and fingerprint specimens, analyze blood spatter, draw crime scene sketches and write basic reports.
You will learn about the use of informants and how undercover operations are handled.
You will practice the craft of interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects and develop skills in detecting deception.
As the case develops, you will learn about and select a jury, act as witness, testify before the court, play the roles of prosecution and defense attorneys, and decide the fate of the suspected perpetrator.

Participation Criteria Program is open to students in grades ten and up who are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited to 30 students, so please register early.

About Program


SPECIAL FEATURES: Top faculty from WIU’s School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, coordinate the instructional portion of the program. Participants experience interactive exposure to the University environment with hands-on activities.


Registration:

Enrollment is limited to 30 students who are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The full $300 commuter and $420 residential registration fees includes all program costs. Registration forms, with payment information, can be completed online at www.wiu.edu/summeryouth, mailed to Study Abroad and Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Il 61455, or faxed to (309) 298-2226. Checks are to be made payable to Western Illinois University.

Refund Policy:

WIU reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants will be notified and fees will be refunded. A $50 fee will be charged to participants who cancel two weeks prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be made to participants who cancel one week prior to the start of the program.

Accommodations:

Participants are housed at WIU's Corbin Olson Residence Hall. They will participate in both outdoor and indoor extracurricular activities. Students are supervised by faculty and carefully-selected resident counselors to ensure a safe and enjoyable time on the Western campus.

Medical/ADA Compliance:

Students do not qualify for University health care. Parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage. Western Illinois University is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please let Study Abroad and Outreach staff know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to the program start date.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Costs & Dates

Estimated Cost* Commuter Cost: $320
Residential Cost: $395
Register before March 15, 2019 and receive a 10% Early Bird Discount off the commuter or residential registration cost. Registration includes all program costs. Payment Plan and Scholarship information is available by contacting our office. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan must pay a $100 deposit at the time of registration in order to hold a program spot. Full payment is due one week prior to the start of the program.
Payment Plan & Scholarship

To take part in the payment plan, please send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due one week prior to the start of the program.

Further Information: To inquire about the partial scholarships, need-based assistance, or payment plan options, please contact the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach at (309) 298-1911.

Deadline* June 14, 2018
 

Instructor Bios

Todd Lough

  • Dr.Todd Lough,
  • Associate Professor
  • Western Illinois University

 

  • Glen Schwartz,  
  • Professor,
  • Western Illinois University

 

  • Jill Myers,
  • Professor and Assistant Director
  • Western Illinois University

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Contact Us

Sally Adams
For Questions

sa-adams2@wiu.edu

Horrabin Room 8

(309) 298-1911