HPU Introduces High Schoolers to a Career in Criminal Justice through CSI Event

Sheryl Sunia and high schoolers at CSI event

With the goal to show high school students how rewarding a career in criminal justice can be, the staff and faculty of CPS, including its Military Campus Programs and Outreach Programs, invited local high school students to participate in their 3rd annual murder mystery event, which was held on April 27 at Hawaii Loa campus. 

Sixty-nine students, comprising 16 teams, solved the live-action murder mystery written by author and retired Honolulu Police Department Captain, Gary Dias. Working with an animated cast of story characters, the students sorted through evidence and interviewed witnesses while employing the use of forensics and investigative skills to solve the case.  

The winning teams:

1st Place - Killer Whales from Kaiser High School

2nd Place - Detective Homicidal Tendencies from Kaiser High School

3rd Place - Falcon 1 from Kalani High School

4th Place - Mighty Mules from Leilehua High School 

The participating schools were Kalani High School, Kaiser High School, Kalaheo High School, Leilehua High School, Pearl City High School, St. Andrew's Priory, Campbell High School, and Hawaii Technology Academy.

 

Pictured with a student team is Program Chair of the Criminal Justice program Sheryl Sunia