Robbery at the Palace

Crime scene assessment

From a logistical point of view, it is impossible for all participants to carry out an assessment or “walk through” of the very same crime scene and collect the evidence. To solve this problem, a video will be released showing the images from the crime scene assessment, carried out by students from different educational centers.

Crime Scene Video

It is also impossible to replicate all of the evidence and deliver it to every participating educational center around the world for analysis in their laboratories as well as there being techniques that are not possible to  carry out in all school laboratories.  Therefore there is necessary fictitious information such as a database of fingerprints and genetic profiles which are added to the project so that the students can draw conclusions from all of the evidence found.

Information about evidence

To correct these difficulties regarding the replication of all the evidence and the reenactment of the crime scene assessment, all the information related to the official evidence that was collected at the crime scene can be found in the section ´The Case Study´ , a vital addition in order to allow students to reach a set conclusion that they can defend.

It is suggested that each center replicate a crime scene assessment with their own evidence (a can, a piece of a watch strap, a handkerchief with red spots, a fingerprint on the window, fibers, shoe prints, etc.)   This means that each center is responsible for preparing their own evidence so that students can then analyze them.

The Guide to Forensic experiments

Schools are issued with a suggested list of experiments taken from the book The Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments. The book can be downloaded using the link.


Each school is free to adapt the laboratory experiments to the resources they have available. This means that schools have the ability to pick and choose the experiments that they will carry out. Some schools may decide to carry out extra experiments.