Reno Justice Court welcomed middle school students from the Science of Justice Camp with High Sierra Area Health Education Center

Reno, Nevada. Jun. 23, 2016. Reno Justice Court welcomed middle school students from the Science of Justice Camp with High Sierra Area Health Education Center (HS AHEC) on Friday, June 17th, for a mock trial. The students presented arguments, demonstrative exhibits, DNA evidence and played the parts of a criminal defendant, prosecution, defense counsel, jury and bailiff. Judge Scott Pearson presided over the mock trial and helped the students understand the court and judicial process. The jury deliberated until they unanimously found the defendant guilty after all the evidence was presented. While the students enjoyed the mock trial, it was a hands-on and educational experience in the American judicial system they will always remember.