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New Forensic Experiential Learning Facility Planned

Lindenwood University is announcing the development of a new Forensic Experiential Learning Facility (FELF) that will allow students hands-on training in crime and accident scene investigation, forensic science, forensic anthropology, and digital forensics.

This effort is the result of a partnership between Lindenwood’s Criminology and Criminal Justice, Chemistry, and Anthropology programs. The facility should be fully operational by September 2020.

Located adjacent to the St. Charles campus, this facility will enable multiple areas of forensic training for Lindenwood students, potentially in partnership with local and regional law enforcement agencies.

The facility will be unique in the St. Louis area higher education community and will be one of only a few similar university-run facilities in the region. Development of multiple indoor and outdoor forensic scenes will include various static and rotating scenarios for student and professional law enforcement training. The building will also house a conference/meeting room.

“Responding to student interest, this facility will allow Lindenwood students to accumulate practical experience that will help prepare them for forensic and law enforcement careers,” said Dr. Steve Dasovich, program director of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Anthropology at Lindenwood.

Lindenwood offers degree programs in criminology and criminal justice (with or without a law enforcement emphasis), a forensics emphasis in chemistry, and a forensic anthropology emphasis in anthropology. For further information, please contact Dasovich at

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301