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Identification of Animal Hairs

Class Code: 
M207

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
Class Description: 
This one-week (40 hour) course will provide students with a basic review of Animal Hairs Identification and Comparison. This class will cover the more common animal hairs and their microscopic properties. CCI has available the Arbidar collection of animal hairs that can be used by the students to mount, review and take back as part of the class. It time permits, other related topics such as SEM analysis and photomicroscopy topics will be discussed. This course is intended for criminalists whose assignments include examination of hairs. This course intends to focus on the identification of non-human related hairs. Each class is limited to 12 students. This course is of POST approved , Plan IV.
Teaching Methods: 
Classroom lectures, video recordings, and practical workshops.
Objectives: 
Students will be required to examine known and unknown animal hairs, measure various optical properties, conduct comparisons, prepare a written report of their findings, and present and defend their conclusions, as well as pass a written test.
Prerequisites: 
Basic Practical Microscopy (M101) or its equivalent.
Materials Fee: 
$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.
Tuition: 
No cost to POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $600.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

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Schedule of Classes:


No classes are scheduled at this time.

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