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Law Students Investigate Mock Crime Scene

Law Enforcement 1 students investigate a mock crime scene.

Students in the law enforcement class have been investigating a mock crime. The scene was based on a true murder case in a Georgia high school. 

“The students are working together to solve this true story murder,” law enforcement teacher Paige Ridge said. “The main learning objectives are how to make observations and find evidence.”

For a week students have been working in groups to gather evidence from this mock crime scene in order to create a theory on what might have happened. This activity took place outside of the classroom and provided hands-on investigation by students. 

“The students learn how to make inferences,” Ridge said. “And they come up with realistic, non-biased theories.” 

For the past few weeks students have been studying crime basics and learning how to formally investigate a crime scene. Students have learned how to handle and process evidence, as well as how to formulate a hypothesis for the given situation. 

“This mock crime scene allows students to reflect on what forensic specialty would be utilized,” Ridge said. “This activity has gone really well, the students seem to do well with it.” 

This week students will listen to a podcast which explains the processes that were taken in the real murder investigation.

“My favorite part of the class is the people,” sophomore Jackson Hugh said. “This class teaches you about your rights and how to investigate crime scenes.”

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Eden Tannery
Eden Tannery, Staff Writer
Eden is a sophomore at Lindale High School, and she is a staff writer for the Eagle Eye. She enjoys hanging out with friends and is on the girls varsity powerlifting team. She hopes to attend the University of North Texas and major in Cardiovascular Science.

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