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.
This highly interactive and totally unique day is run by experienced former police investigators who bring challenge and fun into the classroom to provide a dynamic day for students whilst supporting their GCSE in citizenship studies.
The day will introduce students to a range of topics from the role of fingerprints and DNA in forensic science, through to 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 and get to practice their presentation skills in a safe, enjoyable environment.
Throughout the day, students are encouraged to analyse and evaluate evidence and shown how classroom science directly relates to the forensic techniques used by the police service. The workings of the legal system, personal rights and the rule of law is taught in a practical and fun way.
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.