Letter to the editor

To Whom It May Concern:

There was some apparent misunderstanding on the article that featured forensic science students in the crime scene condo. In fact, The Jambar did not stage the crime scene; I did.

The staging was one of six crime scenes that were featured during an actual laboratory assignment. However, several mannequins were found “alive” by first responders and removed from the crime scene before The Jambar arrived to take photographs. Yes, sexual assault is a horrible crime, but unfortunately a relatively common one for CSIs to respond to.

Shootings and murders are equally common and, I assure you, just as senseless and shocking, whether it be a male or a female victim. It is my sincere hope that one day I will not have to train future law enforcement on how to document and recover evidence from these crimes, but until then, I take full responsibility in making sure our responders are prepared for the worst.



Susan Clutter Assistant Professor,YSU Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences