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October 8, 2013


Criminalistics students step out of the classroom


criminal justiceCowley College Criminal Justice Department students in criminalistics class recently had a unique opportunity to get out of the classroom and apply their lessons to experiments conducted in the field. 

Students in the criminalistics class are currently studying pattern interpretation at crime scenes, including blood spatter analysis and glass fracture patterns.

In order to get the most out of the unit the students were granted access to the Cowley County Law Enforcement Range. 

During the visit to the range the students conducted several experiments to see firsthand how scene interpretation worked.

Among some of the things students learned  was determining the order of shots in glass, directionality of shots, directionality of blood, and the amount of force used to create certain blood patterns.