Gannon University’s Criminal Investigators Camp Begins
Posted: July 23, 2018
CSI technologies, evidence collection and an explosives
demonstration are among the highlights of the Criminal
Investigators Camp at Gannon University. Students 15 to
18-years-old from across the country and globe as far as Arizona,
France and Puerto Rico, will learn from current and retired law
enforcement personnel, including the lead investigators of FBI
Major Case #203, better known as the "Pizza Bomber Case."
The overnight camp, held July 22-27, will engage students in the
world of criminal investigation by following a real case that
builds on itself each day until it is eventually solved by the
camp's end. Throughout the week, law enforcement experts will teach
students various investigation techniques that they later apply to
solve the case.
The camp will utilize Gannon's Forensic Investigation Center, a
state-of-the-art facility for learning all aspects of crime scene
investigation. Along with a staging area used to create simulated
crime scenes, the Center also includes a functioning forensics
laboratory, interview and interrogation room, and a virtual reality
"The Criminal Investigators Camp is literally a blast!
Culminating in a mock trial in an actual courtroom, the camp is a
unique educational and practical application experience of
investigative law enforcement and the criminal justice system,"
said Jerry Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal
Students will stay in a Gannon residence hall while they learn
surveillance and SWAT techniques, collect and analyze evidence and
use the firearms simulator and experience explosive demos. They
finish the week where many criminal cases end: in a courtroom where
Erie County Judge John Trucilla will address the campers before