Investigating Homicide

star with words: for CSI fans worldwideNot Running in summer 2015. Check back in 2016!

Join Professor Charles Putnam for a 2-week online program that explores the world of forensic investigation through case studies in homicide.

For youth entering grades 8 through 11, this dynamic program features rich media and interactive learning.

If you're a fan of CSI, you'll love this program!

Price: $149 per student


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Charles PutnamCharles Putnam
UNH Clinical Professor of Justice Studies

Charles Putnam is clinical associate professor of justice studies at the University of New Hampshire and co-director of Justiceworks, a UNH research institute. He works with social scientists and criminal justice professionals to define policy issues, evaluate current methods and to devise creative solutions to those issues.

Professor Putnam is a former prosecutor for the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office. He served as chief of the Homicide Prosecutions Unit and chief of the Criminal Justice Bureau.

A graduate of Yale University and the University of Connecticut School of Law, Professor Putnam's areas of expertise include the prosecution of crimes against children, the impact of technology on justice information systems, and the evolving issues of personal privacy versus public access to information held by government agencies.

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Investigating Homicide is a UNH massive online course for kids, or MOCK, for short. MOCKs are low-cost online enrichment programs for youth intended to help students maintain their learning levels over the summer months (an antidote to the "summer brain drain"), to help sharpen skills for those who may need remedial work, and to offer an educational alternative or supplement to the usual activity-based summer camps. UNH offered its first MOCK in summer 2013, called Reading, Writing, and Storytelling with Harry Potter, for youth in grades 4 to 8. The Harry Potter course will run again in the summer of 2016.

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