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SHS Criminal Justice Project 'Digs Up' Unique Learning Experience

Criminal Justice students at Sycamore High School once again took part in the annual “Pig Dig” project during the week of May 14-18, 2018.

The Criminal Justice S.T.E.M. project boasted an onsite criminal investigation that allowed students to utilize skills learned in the classroom to go through the five-day project that mimicked a real-life investigation from start to finish.

Students experienced a police call for service, police response to the scene, a police investigation, the obtaining of search warrants, the obtaining of criminal arrest warrants, and the complete processing of a major crime scene- including the burial recovery of a pig that represented the body of a homicide victim.

The investigation ended in a mock courtroom trial.

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