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Stockton CSI Summer Camp

About the Camp

Are you a high school student who enjoys television programs like CSI, Criminal Minds, Las Vegas CSU, Profiler, The System, Law and Order, or Homicide: Life on the Street? Do you want to help solve a murder? Do you want to know what really happens behind the scenes of a murder investigation and a high-stakes murder trial? Do you want to know what life is like behind bars? Do you want to meet the people who work in criminal justice, law enforcement, and forensic psychology?

Stockton University invites you to be part of Stockton CSI, a residential summer camp for high school students who want hands-on experience with a criminal investigation and trial.

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Summer 2018 Camp Dates

Camp 1: July 15 - 19
Camp 2: July 22 - 26
Camp 3: July 29 - Aug 2

What will happen at Stockton CSI?

Campers will work as part of an elite team of investigators and professionals to help solve a murder. They will be involved with every phase of the legal process, from the crime scene investigation to the criminal murder trial. Every camp session features a different murder case!


Campers will gain experience with evidence gathering and testing techniques, such as DNA analysis, impressions, forensic odontology (bite marks), ink analysis, fingerprints, chemical analysis, hair and fibers, blood typing, and spatter analysis.


Campers will also learn how to question suspects and witnesses. They will use the techniques that investigators do to learn the facts in a case, know when people are telling the truth or lying, and figure out when people’s memories may be distorted.


Finally, campers will learn how to prepare a case for trial. They will learn: (a) jury selection techniques to help pick jurors to hear their case, (b) strategies for presenting their cases and make arguments in a camp courtroom, and (c) what life is like in jail for those awaiting trial and life in prison for those who are convicted.

At Stockton CSI, the individual is our top priority. We go beyond broadening academic horizons and increasing self-confidence. Each student is given focused and positive direction both in and out of the classroom. Stockton College is committed to development through learning — the joy of individual discovery among students and their camp mentors.

Stockton CSI is the only residential summer camp of its kind in the area. Our highly-trained staff, consisting of Stockton faculty with doctoral degrees and graduate students, is outgoing, intelligent and energetic. From the classroom to the dorm room, they serve as exceptional role models, guides, and mentors.

Our program is unique in many ways. We are able to connect young people with world class experts and inform them of potential career choices with the police, FBI, corrections, and in fields like criminal justice, forensic psychology, and the law. Our program combines learning experiences with hands-on activities and course-specific off-campus field trips, like fascinating excursions to the county jail, medical examiner’s office, and the Federal Air Marshal training facility.

The all-inclusive price of $859 for the camp includes all meals, room and board, classes taught by experts, hands-on investigative and trial experience, and field trips.

Camp Directors

Dr. Duntley joined the faculty of Criminal Justice at Stockton University in 2006 and co-founded the Stockton CSI summer camp with Dr. Christine Tartaro in the summer of 2007.  His research explores the psychologies of homicide, stalking, and victimization.  Dr. Duntley teaches courses in forensic psychology and quantitative research. He has co-authored 3 books and has dozens of publications in professional journals.
Dr. Tartaro joined the faculty at Stockton in 2000 and co-founded Stockton CSI camp with Dr. Duntley in 2007. Her research interests include prisons and jails, mental illness and the criminal justice system, suicide in correctional facilities, and criminal justice policy.  She co-authored one book and has published dozens of articles. Prior to joining Stockton, Dr. Tartaro worked as a researcher for the NJ Department of Corrections. She currently does expert witness work in the area of prison and jail suicide.

Parents are encouraged to visit exciting Atlantic City or any of the other beautiful Jersey Shore resort communities while their children attend the camp.

Be part of an unforgettable adventure this summer!

Stockton CSI campers come from all over the United States. We have had campers from every pinned location on this map.

2017 Summer Camp Dates

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