CSI @ CSU is designed for high school students who have completed the 10th grade. The summer camp will run from June 25-29 on the campus of Charleston Southern. (John Gaddy/WCIV)
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- For the next week, 16 Lowcountry high school students will get to experience real-life crime scene investigations.
The criminal justice department at Charleston Southern University is hosting CSI @ CSU.
It's a week-long camp designed to give students a practical outlook on crime scene investigation as a career -- gory details and all.
According to CSU professor Alan Fix, the purpose of the week is to get the students away from the television glamour of CSI and to show them the need for math and science skills.
"I'm going to show them the real world," Fix said. "Not everybody gets caught within an hour. A lot of times, they don't get caught at all, but they're gonna get dirty on this one."
CSI @ CSU is designed for high school students who have completed the 10th grade. The summer camp will run from June 25-29 on the campus of Charleston Southern. The daily schedule is from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Lowcountry law enforcement experts from South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the cities of Charleston and North Charleston police departments and other Lowcountry law enforcement experts leading the daily hands-on camp.
The program will consist of 20 hours and includes classroom lecture in the mornings and a hands-on experiential learning environment created in mock crime scenes.
The curriculum content for CSI @ CSU is adapted from the National Forensic Academy at The University of Tennessee.
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