Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $716,151)
The purpose of these funds will be used to deliver two goals: first, take a current existing Forensic DNA Analysis course and enhance it for web based delivery; second, develop and deliver two mini-courses, one on new DNA technologies and techniques and the other on dealing with problematic samples in DNA analysis. The DNA Analysis course will be delivered to new and entry level personnel once in person in year one and twice in year two (one being web based). The mini courses will each be delivered to trained DNA analysts twice in year one via in person training and four times each in year two. In total the main DNA analysis course will be delivered five times and the mini courses a total of six times. Cal State will partner with the LAPD and LA Sheriff's Office and estimates that the potential to train over a thousand analysts is attainable.
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