Following the success of our investigator training with primary schools, we are pleased to present an equally interactive and fun day aimed specifically at secondary schools.
This day introduces students to a wide range of police and court related topics.
We start the day with the examination of a mock crime scene, which we use as a vehicle to explain the importance of the rule of law in a democratic country such as ours, before talking about the role of DNA and fingerprints in modern criminal investigations.
Students will examine the place of forensic science in criminal cases, and the onus placed on the prosecution to ensure the authenticity, reliability and credibility of such evidence, and the concept of someone being innocent until proven guilty.
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 many of the students gaining the opportunity to experience giving evidence from a witness box.
As well as supporting the GCSE Citizenship Studies, the day provides students with a very interactive and enjoyable learning experience. The mock court in particular helps to give students confidence for public speaking, and leaves them with hints and tips that are transferrable skills for use elsewhere.
Please do get in touch if you want any further information about this session.