Our "Police, Forensics and Court" workshop is a highly interactive and fun day, designed to take secondary and above students through the criminal justice system, using forensic evidence as the vehicle.
The day will introduce students to a range of topics from what it takes to be a police officer, through to the role of fingerprints and DNA in forensic science, and individual rights and the rule of law. The day culminates in a mock courtroom exercise where the students experience the workings of a criminal court.
Our day supports the GCSE in Citizenship Studies, and also provides students with a very interactive and enjoyable learning experience. The mock court in particular helps to give students confidence for public speaking, enhances their presentation skills and leaves them with transferrable skills for use elsewhere.
We explain the criminal justice system in England and Wales, and especially the way various criminal courts are structured, with discussion around the roles of key figures in the trial process.
The day culminates in the setting up and running of a mock crown court, with students gaining opportunities such as giving evidence from a witness box, being a member of the jury or one of the barristers involved in prosecuting or defending the case.
We use trainers with a great deal of experience as police detectives and of giving evidence in court to deliver this workshop so the students learn from practitioners who are able to draw on real life experiences to greatly enhance the learning experience.
Please do get in touch if you want any further information about this day.