CRJ Class Looks at CSI at the GBIJuly 20 | Posted by editor | News, Union Tags: North GA Technical College
Blairsville, GA – Students in the Criminal Justice Crime Scene Processing class at North Georgia Technical College were treated to an inside look at a working lab as they visited the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) site in Cleveland, Georgia.
This lengthy tour brought the classroom learning to life for students as they saw firsthand how the background office operates and the kind of equipment that is used on a daily basis. From the bomb disposal truck, complete with robotic scanner, to the evidence examination laboratory, students were intrigued and asked a variety of questions ranging from job duties to scheduled hours to entry level requirements.
The Crime Scene Processing class focuses on investigating crime scenes and gathering various forms of physical evidence. Emphasis is placed on crime scene assessment, search, fingerprinting, and evidence collection. Topics include crime scene management, evidence characteristics, identification, documentation, and collection as well as techniques for developing and lifting latent fingerprints.
Here at the Northeastern Lab of GBI in Cleveland, services provided include a chemistry section which analyzes suspected drugs and fire debris, provides expert testimony, and educates law enforcement and also a Forensic Biology department that assists the criminal justice system by providing timely scientific analysis of biological evidence.
“We were very pleased to have 100% participation from the students in this class,” said Dean for Academics Dan Pressley. “No one wanted to miss this field trip. I think they found it very interesting to see the scope of work done by the GBI.”
Students attending included Shannon Eades of Hartwell; Jason Nichols of Dawsonville; Bryan Allison and Amos Ferguson of Cleveland; and Angel Gaddis, Timothy Jones, Gabriel Orozco, and Santino Primavera, all of Clarkesville.
The GBI Northeastern Lab covers an extensive region including Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White Counties.
For more information on programs of study at North Georgia Technical College, call 706-754-7700 or visit www.northgatech.edu.
Photo: NGTC Students visit GBI. (L –R)Amos Ferguson, Angel Gaddis, Shannon Eades, Pamela Segars, Gabriel Orozco, Santino Primavera, Tim Jones, Jason Nichols, Bryan Allison, and Special Agent Dustin Hamby