Students Investigate Mock Crime Scene

Students collected evidence at a mock crime scene outside of the Granito Center on February 21, 2018 as part of a Criminal Investigations Class.

Students taking a Criminal Investigations course were busy on February 20, 2018 investigating a mock crime scene outside the Granito Center. The mock crime scene included a car with two gunshot victims and a missing driver.   Adjunct Professor William Barbara, who also serves as Chief of Patrol of the Rockland Sheriff’s Department, said the students were all acting as investigators.

“The students will photograph the scene, sketch the scene, gather the evidence, collect the evidence, lift the fingerprints and do the interviews of all the witnesses,” he said.

Chief Barbera said that he teaches the students interview and interrogation techniques as part of his course.  After processing the crime scene, the students interview a suspect and try to get a confession.

For more information about Dominican College’s Criminal Justice Program, please click here:  https://www.dc.edu/academic-divisions/division-social-sciences/568-2/