Detective Club: Solve a Murder Mystery and Learn About Evidence and Criminal Law
Leandra - B.A. PoliSci; Law Student (she/her)
#Superstar In this ongoing class, we will solve a murder mystery based on a true crime! Students will learn about evidence and elements of different crimes. ESL-friendly!
US Grade 8 - 11
Attention super sleuths! Welcome to Detective Club! This class has been running since July 2020, with students solving some of the most complex and interesting cases I've ever come across. Each week we will have a new case to solve! Each section will have the same case for the week. Students will analyze the crime scene in order to infer all possible scenarios that could have happened at the scene. Students will use this to then decide who they need to question and what evidence would be...
Students will learn about evidence as they use their deductive reasoning skills to solve a murder. They will also learn the different ways evidence is used at the investigative stage compared to the trial stage. For example, detectives commonly use hearsay evidence to lead their investigations. However, hearsay evidence is typically inadmissible at trial. Additionally, students will be introduced to elements of criminal laws: the act and requisite mental state must be satisfied. We will learn what these phrases mean and how to apply them to the case at hand. We will touch on what motive is and how it is used in investigations and at trial. The goal of this course is to have fun solving a murder while also learning the real-world processes involved in solving a murder.
While there will not be any graphic images shown, the topic of murder will be discussed. In order to do so, we will also have to mention if any weapons were involved and other details such as where an injury occurred. Other types of criminal activity may be mentioned as well if it is a part of the story line, such as theft, robbery, selling drugs. These are only mentioned briefly. Please also note there are a few cases where suicide is the initial theorized cause of death.
Meet the teacher
I have been teaching on Outschool since April 2020 and it has been such a wonderful experience! I aim to offer fun, interesting, and unique classes to learners. I have 8 years of experience tutoring children and three years of experience as an...
1x per week
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Live video meetings
1-12 learners per class