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A Point Park University criminal justice student takes notes at a mock crime scene.

High school students will be able to gain hands-on experience in the field of forensic science by investigating a mock crime scene from start to finish at Point Park University's CSI summer camp scheduled for July 19-21, 2011.

Edward Strimlan, M.D., visiting professor/coordinator of the forensic science program at Point Park and former chief forensic investigator for Allegheny County, will lead students in a mock crime scene investigation from start to finish. Point Park's CSI summer camp will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include the following:

Point Park students in the the Criminal Justice and Intelligence Studies evaluate a mock crime scene.

  • Crime scene investigation lecture
  • Crime scene house processing and evidence lab
  • Hair analysis lab
  • Impression evidence lab
  • Finger print lecture by Officer Blasé Kraeer of the Pittsburgh Police Crime Unit
  • Finger print lab
  • "Forensic Jeopardy"
  • Certificate presentations and more!

The total cost for the three day camp is $75 and includes lunch, a t-shirt and supplies. A $25 non-refundable deposit is due by May 30, 2011.

Register here

For questions and more information, call Edward Strimlan, M.D., at 412-392-4756 or email