Pros ready to teach teens about the criminal justice system at camp

March 1, 2019

High school students interested in the criminal justice system can also get a big taste of college life by attending the Criminal Justice Camp at ASU Havasu June 8-14.

Registration has begun and the cost is $300. Full and partial scholarships may be available.

Tuition includes living in a campus dorm plus all meals and activities such as swimming at the Aquatic Center and bowling.

The introduction to criminal justice covers several areas. Students meet law enforcement agents, tour a jail, a crime lab and morgue. Students also investigate a mock crime scene, get arrested and arrest others.

Only 18 students are accepted into the program, said ASU’s community outreach specialist Kimberley Rome. Participants must be enrolled in high school; the newly-graduated are eligible.

Applications must be received by March 15 through havasu.asu.edu/events. Payment must be received by May 31. Acceptance letters will be mailed by April 15.

Rome said the camp is a partnership between the university and the K-12 Foundation. Many criminal justice professionals interacting with the students are from the local, county, state and federal levels.

Rome noted that Danny Pirtle is leading the camp for ASU. For details, he can be reached at 215-681-7893, 928-854-9736 or dpirtle2@asu.edu.