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Mock Burglary

Students in the criminal justice major are given the opportunity to use an empty campus house as a mock crime scene for a burglary. The students are supervised, instructed, and assessed by members of the Alliance Police Department (APD). As part of their assessment groups of five students are given 25 minutes to search, mark, and collect evidence in a room where a crime as supposedly committed.  Using materials provided by the Criminal Justice program, students were assessed on techniques such as:

  • Dusting and lifting fingerprints
  • Searching for, marking, and collecting evidence
  • Photographing a crime scene
  • Using UV light to look for residue from the scene