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Curry College Forensic Science students analyze a bulletPlease check back soon for Summer 2020 dates and registration...

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 2020 to register. This program is recommended for rising sophomores through rising seniors. 

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  


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


*Ample parking is available on Curry’s Milton campus.

The cost of the CSI-Forensics Program is $629.00 (2019 rate - 2020 rate will be posted soon), including daily lunch, T shirt, and all materials.

As the program is limited to 16 participants, early registration is recommended. A deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve the student’s spot, and the remaining balance must be paid by June 7, 2020.

  1. Please complete the online registration form (coming soon).
  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 2020.

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 tuition balance is due on June 7, 2020. After that date, students may lose their reservations, as program capacity is limited.

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.