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 reimbursement for Plan IV.
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.
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.