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The School of Justice Studies offers summer academies for high school students. These summer programs are academically based, and taught by our own faculty experts. For high school students interested in legal studies and law enforcement, these summer academies offer an introduction into various justice studies-related fields.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is at the top of the domestic and international security agenda. It has taken center stage not only for government, but for business and the professions as well.

At Roger Williams University, we are addressing the need for professionally trained cyber experts through a variety of interdisciplinary programs under the guidance of professor Doug White and his advisory board of industry experts.

Taught by RWU faculty and industry experts, our Cybersecurity summer academy introduces students to the fundamentals of the Linux operating system, penetration tools and security.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Cryptology
  • Password cracking
  • Email encryption
  • Solving digital forensic cases
  • Installing an operating system
  • Setup and configuration of a firewall
  • Learning about ethical issues surrounding security and hacking

At the end of the Cybersecurity program, students will defend their network against cyber attacks in an academy-wide cyber defense competition.

The Cybersecurity summer academy is for all high school aged students, and is a day program only.

July 21 – 25, 2014 | $550 including all materials, meals and snacks
Schedule

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For more information, contact Stephanie Manzi, Dean School of Justice Studies at smanzi@rwu.edu or (401) 254-3021.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science is where the legal system and science intersect.

This week-long Forensic Science summer academy focuses on science as the primary tool in criminal investigations. Students learn a variety of forensic techniques used by law enforcement through in-class lectures and hands-on lab sessions. Students will engage with Forensic Science professionals from local and national organizations.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Lectures from various law enforcement and state agencies
  • Processing DNA evidence
  • Fingerprinting
  • Arson and Explosives
  • Ballistics
  • Crime scene investigation

At the end of the Forensic Science program, students will participate in a mock crime scene investigation.

The Forensic Science summer academy is available to students who have successfully completed their sophomore or junior year of high school study, and is a day program only.

August 4 - 8, 2014 | $550 including all materials, meals and snacks
Schedule

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For more information, contact Stephanie Manzi, Dean School of Justice Studies at smanzi@rwu.edu or (401) 254-3021.