Mini Crime Scenes Teach High School Students Forensics

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. --Washington Township High School forensic science students have scaled back their analysis of crime scenes  — literally.

Students have spent the last several months conceiving, sketching and crafting shoe-box sized crime scenes, i.e. “crime scenes in a box,” that will be analyzed and potentially solved by their peers.

“My students were tasked with making miniature crime scenes to showcase what they know about crime scene documentation and types of evidence and interpreting a crime scene,” said teacher Shannon Hornibrook.

“They evaluated each other’s work anonymously, scoring in three categories — creativity, neatness and overall appearance — and recorded what evidence was presented in the scene and what that evidence meant.

"They were very impressed with each other’s work and thought it was a worthwhile project.”

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