Troy University to present Forensic Science Summer Program for high school students

Posted: Monday, 13 May 2013

DOTHAN — Local high school students will get hands-on training in crime scene investigation during a Forensic Science Summer Program hosted by Troy University July 8-12 at the Dothan Campus.

Presented by the TROY College of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the Dothan Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff's Department, the program will teach students about the different sciences that make up crime scene investigation. This year, the camp will focus on the science of forensic death investigation. Students will learn how experts solve murder investigations using forensic chemistry, biology, fingerprinting and the use of dogs in finding evidence.

"This will be a hands-on experience in which students will work alongside local law enforcement professionals using some of the most state-of-the-art crime scene investigation equipment and techniques that Dothan and Houston County have to offer," said Dr. Vicki Lindsay, professor of criminal justice at the Dothan Campus and a co-director for the summer program.

The program is open to all Dothan and Houston County high school students, but participation is limited to the first 50 applicants. The fee is $350, which includes all supplies, lunch and snacks and a program shirt.

For more information, or to register, contact Dr. Lindsay at (334) 983-6556, ext. 370, or

Footprint casting is among many real-word investigative skills that students will be exposed to during Troy University's Forensic Science Summer Program for local high school students. Registration is open now for the program, which runs July 8-12 at the Dothan Campus. (TROY photo)