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Xavier Becerra ~ Attorney General

Clothing Examination

Clothing Examination

Class Code
Subject Area
R- Biology and DNA Program
Class Description 

This 3-day (24-hour) course is designed to provide basic steps in clothing examination in the crime laboratory. The course will cover the following topics: 1) techniques for examining stains and deposits on clothing items, 2) describing and documenting deposits and stains, and 3) collection and preservation of body fluid stains and some trace evidence.


Previously Scheduled Classes

February 6, 2018- Rancho Cordova

January 10, 2017 - Los Angeles

February 17, 2016 - Los Angeles

February 24, 2015 - Rancho Cordova

November 17, 2015 - Los Angeles

March 17, 2015 - Rancho Cordova

Instructor Don Jones
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures, discussions, demonstrations and laboratory exercises
The student will learn the basic steps in clothing examination and documentation. The student will learn to describe the nature and manner of deposit of body fluids and be able to recognize and describe other commonly encountered materials. The student will learn to provide a good record that is defensible in court. Laboratory practice will include exercises in describing the clothing item, its condition including any apparent damage, the appearance of any biological stains, and the limited use of presumptive chemical testing. In addition, students will be introduced to the recognition, description, and preservation of non-biological evidence
Experience with documentation of scientific testing. This class is suitable for the new examiner, and for examiners whose expereince in clothing examination is limited to sampling of body fluid stains. Preference will be give to applicants with six months of experience in either forensic serology or forensic DNA analysis
Materials Fee
Tuition 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.
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916)464-5599, (916)464-0600

Location Start Date
CCI-Los Angeles 02/27/18 08:00 AM

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If no classes are scheduled, you’ll be placed on a list that expresses your desire to attend this course.