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A game of clue: Police Academy students study crime scenes

Investigators stared at a “body” lying face first on the floor. Three bullet casings scattered across the room and a syringe lying on a nearby nightstand. Eyes peeled, those in the room swiftly jotted down items considered potential evidence of what foul play had occurred before they arrived.

And while the scene might have looked and felt like one from the longstanding CBS drama “CSI,” the players were not seasoned detectives, but students in the Madison County Citizens’ Police Academy.

The mock crime scene set up Monday night at the Department of Criminal Justice Training campus allowed students to put into practice the principles of crime scene investigation in rooms set up like a mock apartment building.

Principles of crime scene investigation begin at one idea: the theory of transfer. According to this theory, any time two objects or things come into contact with each other, there is an exchange of material between

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Archaeologists will use ‘CSI’-like technology to study 2500-year-old remains near Athens

More than 2,500 years ago, an Athenian nobleman named Cylon — the first recorded Olympic champion — tried to take over the city of Athens and install himself as its sole ruler.

According to Thucydides and Herodotus, Athenian and Greek historians who wrote about the coup, Cylon enticed an army of followers to enter the city and lay siege to the Acropolis.

They were defeated, but Cylon managed to escape.

Now archaeologists in Athens believe they may have found some of the remains of Cylon’s army in a mass grave in Phaleron, four miles south of downtown Athens.

The discovery of the 80 skeletons of men is “unequaled” in Greece, said site project director Stella Chrysoulaki.

The men, young and well-fed, were found lying in the unmarked grave in three rows, some on their backs while others were tossed facedown on their stomachs.

All of

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Catching up: UW-Madison, Sheriff’s Office team up to study 3-D …

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Catching up: UW-Madison, Sheriff’s Office team up to study 3-D crime-scene tools

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Catching up: UW-Madison, Sheriff’s Office team up to study 3-D crime-scene tools

UW-Madison is partnering with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on a two-year, federally funded study to measure the effectiveness of virtual reality tools and 3-D-capture technology on crime scene investigations.

The study, paid for through a $265,000 Department of Justice grant, will focus on measuring evidence-gathering outcomes provided by traditional hand measurements compared with two of the more advanced 3-D methods.

“The goal is really to quantify what are the benefits, what are the savings in cost and time, and what are the barriers to wider use by law enforcement,” said assistant professor Kevin Ponto, principal research investigator for the study in the university’s Living Environments Laboratory.

The partnership with the sheriff’s office makes sense because deputies who do crime scene investigations became early adopters of the technology with the help of UW-Madison in 2014. That’s when the lab loaned out its LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)-powered, 3-D laser scanner, and the services

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Catching up: UW-Madison, Sheriff’s Office team up to study 3-D crime-scene tools

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CCISD students study up at STAAR Camp

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Copperas Cove students return from Spring Break to the task of taking the STAAR test at the end of March. For the last several Saturdays, CCISD schools have offered STAAR camps to help prepare students to do their best on the competency exam.

Halstead fifth grade students experienced some fun, engaging and educational activities at Saturday STAAR Camp which was primarily focused on reading and math but with a twist of fun. For reading skills preparation, students processed a fictional crime scene and had to make inferences and draw conclusions from the evidence they observed or found at the scene which also improved their reasoning and problem-solving skills. Students like Melissa Jackson were learning without realizing it.

“I felt like a crime scene investigator,” Jackson said. “It was so much fun.”

To evaluate and improve their math skills, students played math bingo, STAAR Wars, and other games focused on conversions,

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Cove ISD students study up for upcoming STAAR test

ove students return from spring break to the task of taking the STAAR test at the end of March.

For the past several Saturdays, Copperas Cove Independent School District schools have offered STAAR camps to help prepare students to do their best on the competency exam.

Halstead fifth-grade students experienced some fun, engaging and educational activities at Saturday STAAR Camp, which was primarily focused on reading and math but with a twist of fun.

For reading skills preparation, students processed a fictional crime scene and had to make inferences and draw conclusions from the evidence they observed or found at the scene, which also improved their reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Students like Melissa Jackson were learning without realizing it.

“I felt like a crime scene investigator,” Melissa said. “It was so much fun.”

To evaluate and improve their math skills, students played math bingo, STAAR Wars, and other games focused on conversions, area/perimeter, and problem solving.

The

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