Ever want to solve a murder? Then enroll in Crime Scene University where Penn State University students learn how to unmask a killer in the classroom and in the field through violent crime scenarios that would challenge the most experienced investigators. From studying blood spatter patterns to using electrostatic printing to locate footprints, students work in two teams to recreate the most brutal and intriguing crimes you can imagine.
Master of the House: Teams enter a home with a history of domestic abuse, finding the husband dead on the floor. Students must piece this crime together using techniques taught by their teacher, Dr. Shaler, but clashing personalities could interfere with the investigation.
Drugs and Dirty Deals: Students are faced with their first double-victim crime scene. They use oblique lighting and electrostatic printing to locate footprints, perform drug tests on suspicious substances and examine blood spatter.
Road Rage: It's a race against time as students attempt to solve their first outdoor crime scene. Professor Shaler has set up a car accident scene involving two damaged vehicles that have bullet holes.
Dismemberment: Dr. Shaler has set up two completely different locations, requiring the teams to work together. The grey team processes an outdoor scene where they locate a severed head and hands in plastic bags while the blue team processes the house where the dismembering took place.
Murder / Suicide: Students employ their recent lesson on gunshot residue to identify who may have fired a weapon in a double-victims scenario. Only one team manages to keep it together, while the other destroys one of the most crucial pieces of evidence. Serial Killer Dumpsite: The students are given two areas of the woods to inspect. Upon arrival, students locate bloody knives and decomposing pigs, substituting for human bodies. After the forensic work is done, the true challenge is piecing together what they have learned.