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An Introduction to Non-Human Forensic DNA Analysis and Typing

Class Code: 
R604

Subject Area:

Class Location: 
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory
Class Description: 
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.
Instructor: 
Dr. Sree Kanthaswamy, University of California, Davis
Teaching Methods: 
Lecture and discussion
Objectives: 
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in practical and written tests.
Prerequisites: 
SWGDAM-specified courses; casework or casework in-training experience or approval by the CCI Biology/Program Manager
Preparation: 
Pre-course reading material may be assigned
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 California public crime laboratory personnel. A $120.00 tuition fee is required for all other public agencies, 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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