Crime Scene Shoeboxes

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High school forensics students recently participated in a three-week hands-on, crime scene-processing lesson.  

For the unit, teacher Amanda Brideson asked students to write a mock crime scene story and then use a shoebox to depict the crime scene in detail within a shoebox.

To culminate the lesson, students heard from Suffolk County Deputy Inspector Bill Doherty. Inspector Doherty provided students with a wealth of knowledge about how homicides and crime scenes are property documented. He also shared first-hand experiences.

“This lesson helped to bring the information they were learning from their textbooks to life,” said Brideson.