California Criminalistics Institute / Sacramento
A three-day (24-hour) course teaching clarity in technical writing with emphases on organization, sentence structure, grammar, word usage, and punctuation. Each class is limited to 12 students. POST has suspended reimbursement for Plan IV until July 1, 2015.
A blend of lecture, class discussion, and individual and group work (24 hours); homework assignment for instructor to read and respond to with individual comments for correction and revision.
Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals by Robert A. Day, Oryx Press, 1996. A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker, Bedford, St. Martin's.
Pre-course reading materials may be assigned and student will be expected to provide exemplar reports.
$75.00 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 POST supported or State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $360.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.