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The Art of Crime Detection


The Art of Crime Detection

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"The Art of Crime Detection" is an interactive Web activity consisting of an introductory animation, two crime-solving scenarios, and an open-ended drawing tool. The two scenarios, the Toilet Paper Caper and Pushing Other People's Buttons, provides the student with an understanding of the differences between right brain and left brain processes, an understanding of visual images and vocabulary and their impact in providing descriptions, and understand how people look at the same... More
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Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: June 01, 2007
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 18, 2016
Submitter: Paul Bowdre


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Requires Flash plug-in. The program can also be downloaded and used as a stand alone program (1 MB). Can be downloaded for both Windows and Macintosh.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessibility Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Tameka Mills
2 years ago

Tameka Mills (Administrator)

I love the interactive way to teach the lesson. It really helps those that are visual learners. I do not feel that it gave me enough time to take a good look at the characters before I did my sketch. Also when conducting my own sketch, there was limited choices of hair and a few other aspects that I did not feel represented me. Therefore, the sketch of myself was not accurate.

Time spent reviewing site: 35 Minutes

Avatar for Jay Holden
7 years ago

Jay Holden (Staff)

This simulation is a neat way to teach/learn the difficulty of eye-witness reporting. While it is a bit time consuming, it is a neat experience. Another challenge is that is does not go full screen in this format so it may be harder to use in the classroom in a lecture format. Other than that I think it is something neat to introduce to students.

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no issues here!
Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes

Avatar for Paul Bowdre
8 years ago

Paul Bowdre (Faculty)

I have used this site and the crime investigation simulation for high school students taking an introductory criminal justice course and middle school students in a CSI camp. I have also directed students enrolled in a criminal investigation course to the site so that they can have fun while learning about the practical application of investigations.
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Avatar for neethu joseph
9 years ago

neethu joseph (Student)

this is a fantastic site!! can learn and develop brain through practise.
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