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Criminal Justice Students Dive into Forensic Science at Wayne State University

Criminal Justice Students Dive into Forensic Science at Wayne State University

Wayne State University's C2 Pipeline Innovation and Curiosity Center program recently provided an extraordinary opportunity for criminal justice students under the tutelage of instructor Crystal Nowka. Engaging in two forensic/STEM-certified labs, students delved into the practical aspects of forensic science, including ballistics and blood spatter analysis.
 
In the ballistics lab, students examined spent slugs from a crime scene, applying their knowledge to assess a suspect's guilt or innocence. This hands-on experience extended to learning about various types of ammunition and conducting detailed forensic examinations. The blood spatter lab allowed students to explore blood properties and analyze different blood spatter patterns, crucial for forensic investigations.
 
This immersive experience enhanced students' analytical skills and bridged theoretical knowledge with real-world application, deepening their understanding of forensic science. The labs underscored the interdisciplinary nature of criminal justice and STEM fields, preparing students for future academic and career pursuits.
 
The program also featured a unique encounter with Sgt. Murphy and his partner, Rusty, from the Detroit Police Mounted Patrol Division. This interaction allowed students to explore different patrol methods and engage directly with law enforcement professionals, enriching their educational journey.

OSTC southeast student with Sgt. Murphy and his partner, Rusty, from the Detroit Police Mounted Patrol Division

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