Upward Bound Students Study Crime


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Brianna Ralston of Weatherford works on victim Dillon Kuydendall of Weatherford as part of a mock crime scene, which was recently part of a forensic study class in the Upward Bound program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Dennis Seifried of Weatherford was class instructor.

The Upward Bound students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University enjoyed a different type of class this summer on the Weatherford campus.

A mock crime scene took place as part of a forensic study class conducted by Dennis Seifried of Weatherford.

The class featured multiple elements, such as hidden informants, gang behavior and situations that proved fatal to the mock characters. The class was designed to teach the students how to evaluate and investigate actual crime scenes.

The back story was complex and several turn of events took place.  Students learned how to issue profiles and assess the meaning behind the crime scene, which was treated as if it was real.

Seifried said the students did very well for the time that the instructors had to show them everything, considering they experienced a year’s worth of course information in 18 days.

Seifried said he feels it is great that the SWOSU Upward Bound program features a variety of classes for the students, such as the forensics study.