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CSI Challenge: Inter-collegiate competition where students fight the clock to solve a crime

csi imageEmmitsburg, Maryland - Mount St. Mary's University's CSI Challenge — an intercollegiate competition where students demonstrate their skills in crime scene evidence collection and preservation, case preparation, and investigative presentation takes place Saturday, April 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

The competition, established to encourage educational pursuits in the career fields of forensic science and criminal investigation offers students the opportunity for real-world experience supplied by a mock-crime scene, coupled with the stress of competition and time constraints. The Challenge’s objective is to demonstrate professional proficiency and scientific expertise required of persons engaged in crime scene evidence recovery and laboratory examination.

"The CSI Challenge places our Mount students in investigative scenarios where they have the opportunity to network, build friendships and collegiality with others pursuing the field of Criminal Justice," said Joseph Vince, director of the Mount's Criminal Justice Department.

Who: Mount St. Mary’s University, University of Maryland – College Park, Towson University, George Mason University, Guelph-Humber University in Toronto, Canada

When: Saturday, April 6 - 9:00 a.m.

Where: Mount St. Mary’s University – Knott Academic Center

This annual event is hosted by the Mount Criminal Justice Student Association and the Frederick City Police Department and will involve other law enforcement agencies on the federal and state level.  For more information please contact Joseph Vince (301) 447-5373 or

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