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The mannequin lays on the couch behind the red tape for a Halloween party gone wrong during a crime lab for Forensic class.

BC students visit Halloween-themed mock crime scene

November 18, 2019

Bakersfield College Forensics Professor Pat Smith and students worked on a mock Halloween crime scene in the Language Arts Building basement during the...

Feminism: Comparing crime and consequences

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

Is there a double standard between crimes committed by men versus crimes committed by women? You bet your sweet bippy. But before we begin talking statistics, let’s define what a crime is. A crime is “an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law.”  Basically, it’s doing stuff you know you shouldn’...

BC student shares personal experience with criminal justice reform at annual conference

Melissa Puryear, Reporter

December 8, 2017

Tara Hunt, a Bakersfield College student and a field representative aid for Supervisor Leticia Perez from the 5th District in Kern County, attended the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 123rd Annual Conference on Nov. 29 at the Sacramento Convention Center to talk about criminal justice reform policies like AB109 and Prop. 47. Hunt traveled to Sacrament...

Monique DeLeon, Deputy Probation Officer, tells the audience about her educational

Criminal justice careers explored

October 23, 2017

The Bakersfield College Career & Technical Education has opened a pathway of opportunity for students at BC by hosting a panel of criminal justice...

From left to right: Emm West, Naomi Valladares, Richard Tovar and Elexus Thurman examine the mock murder scene on March 23.

Mock murder tests student skills

March 30, 2017

A fake crime scene was set up at the Bakersfield College gymnasium for a criminal justice class learning about forensic evidence. Teachers Patricia...

Damacio Diaz

Criminal justice professor speaks about the Diaz case

October 5, 2016

The Bakersfield Police Department suffered a hard blow this year as one of its own, Damacio Diaz, was investigated, arrested, and pled guilty to multiple...

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