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GCU students crack the case at forensic crime simulation

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:19:00 GMT
Students had the opportunity to test their forensic knowledge at a realistic crime scene simulation
Students had the opportunity to test their forensic knowledge at a realistic crime scene simulation

A group of GCU students had the chance to put their investigative skills to the test at a realistic crime scene event last Friday.

Fourth year Forensic Investigation students were given the opportunity when The Scottish Police Authority visited the University and transformed a classroom into a forensic crime scene.

Students had to use their knowledge to identify crucial pieces of evidence and DNA in order to solve a crime simulation. The group were also shown how to collect evidence including how to identify fingerprints and collect DNA samples.

This was the first time that the programme hosted the event and the students agreed that it was very beneficial and even lead to some considering crime scene investigation as a career option. Fourth year Forensic Investigation student Tico Amoruso enjoyed taking part in the event.

He said: “It was really interesting and I'm glad we had the chance to experience something like this in our final year.

In the classroom, we learn the theoretical aspect of forensics but we haven't had the opportunity to connect the information to a real case before, like a crime scene. It was very focused on what I'd like to do as a job. I was considering crime scene investigation before but this experience has really reminded me of why I chose to do this course.”

To find out more about the Forensic Investigation course, click here

By Rachael McAlonan

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