Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory
The target audience of this 1-day (8-hour) course includes criminalists who analyze biological evidence. The course is intended to allow criminalists to become familiar with non-human forensic DNA procedures - procedures which have clearly recognized utility in crime solving. Participants will be given a background in: 1) Basic plant, animal and insect and biology 2) Biology of nuclear, mitochondrial and chloroplastic genomes 3) Introduction to population genetic applications 4) Use of non-human biological evidence in forensic casework and casework examples 5) Wildlife forensics 6) Legal considerations for acceptance of non-human biological evidence in court This class is limited to 24 students.
Dr. Sree Kanthaswamy, University of California, Davis
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
SWGDAM-specified courses; casework or casework in-training experience or approval by the CCI Biology/Program Manager
Pre-course reading material may be assigned
$35.00 Materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of the class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
No cost to California public crime laboratory personnel. A $120.00 tuition fee is required for all other public agencies, private sector, or out of state applicants.