Students solve case, earn real world skills

The Criminal Justice students from the Barnwell County Career Center placed in two competitions at the April 11 S.C. Skills USA Criminal Justice competition at Anderson University.
They placed 10th in the Crime Scene competition and 8th in the Criminal Justice competition.
The Crime Scene Investigation contest allowed students to work as a three-person team to process a fake crime scene and collect and remove evidence. This included lifting fingerprints from evidence, writing up a report, drawing a sketch of crime scene, and marking their evidence.
The Criminal Justice contest utilized written examination and practical exercises to evaluate the contestants' abilities and knowledge of the field. They were scored on their knowledge and application of U.S. Constitutional Law, written and verbal communications skills, and ability to handle an entry-level law enforcement position.