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Curry College Forensic Science students analyze a bullet

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing worldwide impact of COVID-19, the 2020 Summer CSI - Forensics Program at Curry College has been cancelled.  Our decision was made for the protection, health, safety, and well-being of our students, their families, and our broader community.  Although we are disappointed that we won’t be able to join together this summer for an exciting week of Forensic Science studies, we do hope to offer the course in summer of 2021 and sincerely hope that you will join us next year.

Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186 

Are you a Criminal Minds, NCIS, or Law & Order fan? Would you like to explore a career in forensic science? This July, learn the role of a crime scene investigator from an expert CSI and forensic analyst in Curry College’s CSI-Forensics Program. You’ll put your problem-solving skills to the test, while discovering the science behind crime scene and evidence analysis. As you investigate staged crime scenes, you’ll identify and collect forensic evidence that you will analyze, examine, and compare in Curry’s state-of-the-art Forensic Science Lab.

Class lectures and lab activities will provide you with unique insights into forensic science, and a variety of hands-on laboratory exercises will enhance your understanding of this specialized field of study. We’ll cover blood spatter analysis and reconstruction, fingerprint identification, ballistics examination, forensic psychology, facial composites, and much more.

Through Curry’s CSI-Forensics Program, you will:

  • Discover and explore the science behind forensic science through lectures and activities.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how science interacts with the criminal justice system.
  • Learn how CSI lab work is carried out, utilizing modern criminal detection methods.
  • Work individually and as teams to gather and interpret evidence from simulated crime scenes.

The program is limited to 16 participants, so early registration is recommended.

Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by July 2021 to register. This program is recommended for rising sophomores through rising seniors. 

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  

Arrival*

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presentation, discussion and activity

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided daily)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Hands-on laboratory exercises

4:00 – 4::30 p.m.

Wrap up

4:30 – 5:00 p.m

Departure**


*Ample parking is available on Curry’s Milton campus.
**A 30 minute graduation ceremony will be held on the last day of each week, at 3:00 p.m.

The cost of the CSI-Forensics Program is $629 (2020 rate shown - updated rates for 2021 will be posted next winter), including daily lunch, T shirt, and all materials.

As the program is limited to 16 participants, early registration is recommended. A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve the student’s spot, and the remaining balance must be paid by June 1, 2021.

  1. Please complete the online registration form (2020 program cancelled - 2021 form will be available next winter).
  2. Payments should then be made by check, payable to Curry College, and mailed to:

Anne Beaumont
Director of Conference Services
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186

Please include the student’s name on the check.

Q: Are special meal plans available?

A: Please indicate any dietary restrictions on the registration form to help us prepare. Lunch will be served in the dining facilities on campus and special meals can be accommodated.

Q: What age groups is your program designed for?

A. The program is ideal for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. To meet eligibility, students need to be 15 years of age before July 2021.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: All course materials and lunch are provided daily. Program participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle, weather protection (sunglasses, hat/visor, sunscreen) and any additional snacks.

Q: Are accommodations available?

A: The program operates from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.  Accommodations are not available on Curry College’s campus.  For your convenience, please see a list of local area hotels.

Q: Do you provide transportation?

A: Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the college campus. Parking is available on campus for students who drive themselves.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Comfortable clothes are recommended. Weather permitting, students will work inside and outside, and dressing appropriately for the weather is important. A light layer for the air conditioned building is recommended. Closed toe shoes are required for inside the lab.

Q: Are there any course prerequisites?

A: No. All that is asked is that the student be ready to participate in lecture discussions and lab work as part of a team, commit to attending all classes, and arrive on time.

Q: How much money should I bring?

A: The program tuition covers the cost of lunch and materials. No spending money is required. However, if you would like to purchase snacks or memorabilia from Curry College’s bookstore, you can bring personal spending money.

Q: Who will help I need to take medication?

A: The Forensic department staff are not trained to manage prescribed medications for participants. Staff is not allowed to give any form of over the counter medication for immediate relief. The participant must bring his/her own medication (including Tylenol, Advil, etc.), if needed. Any medications or special needs should be indicated on your health form which you will receive after registration.

Q: When are the payment due dates?

A: A $100 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The program balance is due on June 1, 2021. If the deposit is not received within a week of registration, or final payment is not received by June 1, 2021 the student may forfeit their spot in the program.

“The whole thing was wonderful!!!!”

“Professor Jabbour was so nice and helpful. Would love to go to the school to have him as a teacher.”

“Jim Jabbour was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. He expresses his love for forensics and his students. Jim is always eager to make class a fun, yet challenging environment. I am unbelievably grateful for the experience and the time I was able to spend with Jim and Maeghan!”

Forensic Science Professor Jim Jabbour collaborates with a Curry College student in the lab

Program Leader: Dr. Jim Jabbour

Curry College Professor Jim Jabbour is a former member of state and national task forces with a 30-year career in law enforcement. He specializes in crime scene reconstruction and interpretation of crime scene evidence, blood spatter pattern interpretation, and interview and interrogation practices and consults in the forensic sciences, criminal investigations, and emergency management practices. Dr. Jabbour has also appeared in television episodes for Discovery Channel, Snapped, and Global Media Comm.