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Hair Examination and Comparison

Hair Examination and Comparison

Class Code
Subject Area
M- Microscopy and Trace Program
Class Description 

This one-week (38-hour) course will provide students with a basic understanding of hair analysis. This class will cover the examination and comparison of human and animal hairs. Topics will include the evaluation of hair as evidence, microscopical features of human and animal hair and the evaluation of hair as DNA evidence. This course is intended for criminalists who identify hair and microscopically compare hairs to suspected sources and those who microscopically screen hairs for evidential value prior to DNA analysis. Each class is limited to 12 students.



Instructor A Certified Instructor.
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures, PowerPoint presentations, video recordings, and practical workshops.
Students will be required to examine known and unknown hairs and document various properties, as well as pass a written test.
Pre-course reading material may be assigned
Materials Fee
Tuition $
Course Contact
Neda Khoshkebari, (916) 695-1808, (916) 695-1800

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