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Recently, our second year BTEC Applied Science Diploma students got an opportunity to experience the role of crime scene investigation at a mocked-up incident.
Wearing hazmat suits, latex gloves, visors and face-coverings, students spent the morning at the Atom pub in Beverley, collecting trace evidence and recording findings. This included samples of blood as well as gathering photographic and drawn evidence of footprints and fingerprint data.
All their findings were then brought back to the College laboratories to analyse and identify the suspect.
“The sketches, photographs, evidence, and strategies done today will be included in the students written reports back at Wyke. They will also have to complete an analysis technique report back at the College labs and review witness statements,” said Sophie Thompson, Head of Applied Science.
She added, “We decided to make this assignment an off-site visit so that students get amore realistic experience of working in the field”.