Heathdale flower 09th June 2023

Crime Scene Detectives

Find out how 25 students from our Melton and Werribee campuses explored the world of forensics in a captivating three-hour workshop at Deakin University's Crime Scene House and laboratories.

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This week, 25 of our students from our Melton and Werribee campuses were part of an extension opportunity for students with a passion for science and an interest in forensics. Students participated in a three-hour workshop in the Deakin University Crime Scene House and science laboratories, giving students the chance to work in a real-life setting.

“We started off the day by looking around a 'crime scene' in which someone was murdered. We took note of what was in the rooms and what we could test to find out more information such as maggots, blood, fabric and fingerprints.” Logan H. W10M

“Throughout the day, we were given the task of investigating a specific crime scene, equipped with various clues that would ultimately lead us to determine what had transpired. Utilising techniques such as DNA analysis, footprint examination, and pollen analysis, we were able to piece together the puzzle and unveil the truth behind the incident. Personally, I found the DNA analysing activity particularly fascinating as we delved into the intricacies of DNA and different blood types, ultimately matching them with the profiles of potential suspects to figure out the culprits.” S. W10S

“Overall, it was a great experience and is making me think of going into the field of forensics.” Karen F. W10S