Learning to Fingerprint and Analyze a Crime Scene: The Morning Show Interview
by Phil McIlrath, KDLT News
June 20, 2011 9:16 AM
If Nielsen ratings show anything it's that CSI-type shows are a huge hit on prime time television.
On the shows, the characters pick apart crime scenes, and look for clues in solving murders and suspicious cases, but it's not all fiction; most of it is very true and extremely interesting.
Michelle Nichol, a 12 year veteran to the criminal justic field joined us on the morning show monday to talk about the CSI summer camp at Colorado Technical University.
The camp is a great opportunity for young adults interested in a criminal justice field to see first hand the differences between Hollywood and an actual homicide investigation.
Participants at the camp will take part in a Clue-style murder scene, package different types of evidence, test their fingerprinting and questioning skills and tour the forensic lab, which features state of the art technologies such as a superglue vacuum chamber and an automated fingerprint ID system.
The camp is free to the public, but is for ages 16 and up.
It takes place June 21-23 at Colorado Technical University-3901 W. 59th St. (Sioux Falls)
Registration is required: (605)-361-0200