An essential part of the Force Science Certification process is interactive participation with students. At registration, class participants will receive a coursebook that, in addition to materials related to each block of instruction, will include detailed evidentiary information related to an actual officer-involved shooting case students will “investigate.”
Each day immediately following class, an instructor will facilitate an intensive group discussion exercise in the classroom with the entire student body centered on applying the information taught each day to that case. The instructor will pose compelling questions related to the case in a Socratic, “guided discovery” fashion designed to help students tap into their newly acquired knowledge and apply it in a practical, real-world fashion likely to be mirrored in their own professional activities. This exercise will also allow the instructor to further elaborate on a number of the topics covered that day in class.
The class is designed to be a highly interactive experience to allow students to make practical applications of what they’ve learned, just as they would in a real investigative setting.