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GSC Criminal Justice Summer Camp Being Planned

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2013

For More Information: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
(304) 462-6391

Taylor instructing campers on how to take fingerprints.

Taylor instructing campers on how to take fingerprints.

GLENVILLE, WV- With summer just around the corner, final preparations are being made for the annual Glenville State College Criminal Justice Summer Camp. The four-day event will take place June 24th through June 28th. Organizers say it is a perfect opportunity for students in grades eight through twelve to get an in-depth look at what goes on at crime scenes and in the criminal justice system.

“The 2013 Glenville State College Criminal Justice Camp will teach the students a basic understanding of crime scene investigation. Hands-on activities will allow them to process a crime scene, develop suspects, and prosecute the suspects in a mock court proceeding.” said GSC Center for Criminal Justice Studies Lab Director Ron Taylor. Other activities include observing real-world cybercrime investigations, using of state-of-the-art forensics lab, and processing evidence for fingerprints. In addition, the camp will conclude with a trip to the Huttonsville Correctional Center where students will get a chance to view a real parole board hearing in process.

Taylor says the camp is popular because of criminal investigation shows such as NCIS and CSI that draw a large number of

Campers examine evidence collected during mock investigations.

Campers examine evidence collected during mock investigations.

people to the television each week to witness crime scene investigations and crime solving skills. “Students attending the camp will have the opportunity to experience what they see on television first hand,” said Taylor.

Tuition is $350 and will cover food, housing, camp supplies, and the field trip. To register or for more information, contact Taylor at or (304) 462-3090.

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