Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Summer Camp

Criminal Justice Summer Camp 2014

The UTSA Criminal Justice Summer Camp was developed to give students the opportunity to understand how the ever-changing American criminal justice system works.  Students will have a basic understanding of crime and justice and the roles that the police, courts, and corrections have. Students will receive a brief overview of law enforcement and the functions of police in society.  Students will also have an opportunity to apply scientific theories to criminal investigations by participating in a mock crime scene and also tour local law enforcement facilities. Finally, students will learn about the court process and the correctional system in America.

The Criminal Justice Summer Camp is a great way for UTSA and the Criminal Justice Department to encourage high school students to pursue their goals of earning a degree in criminal justice and careers in related fields. If you are interested in attending one of our camps please contact Robert Rico or the office of Criminal Justice at 210-458-2535. 

General Camp Information:

  •     Camp Coordinator: Robert Rico
  •     When: July 14-18, 2014
  •     Where: UTSA Downtown Campus
  •     Who: High school juniors and seniors
  •     Enrollment: The 2014 camp requires no tuition. Camp space is limited to 22 students. Acceptance is determined by application materials; it is not first come, first served.


Application deadline is May 16. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by that date.

Please send application packets in completed form only; do not send various pieces (such as recommendation letters) individually as you receive them. This will ensure that all portions of your packet will remain together.


Tentative Schedule of Events


Required Application Documents:

2014 Criminal Justice Summer Camp Application Form

2014 Mature Content Acceptance Form

2014 UTSA Photo Release Form