Television crime shows like NCIS New Orleans are a big crowd pleaser. How many of us watch the shows and wonder what it would be like to really work on a forensic investigation?
At Dunlap High School, the curiosity is leading many students to take the school’s forensic class. They learn about things like how to preserve evidence at crime scenes and what bone structure can tell you about a victim’s sex and race.
Today the classroom took the students to the Peoria Coroner’s office. The tour took place showcasing different opportunities in the River City.
“Anyway we can to get kids interested in a career path in death investigation, television and media has really sensationalized death investigation. It’s not quite like what the viewer sees on TV, but there’s a lot of relationship with law enforcement and investigators, where you get use that education,” Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said.
The coroner hopes to educate more students about his profession.