Table 1. Lecture Topics
Introduction to forensic scienceEvidence control, processing, and chain of custody 
Crime scene investigation
Drug identificationDrug classes and spot tests,  
Confirmatory methods for drug identificationInstrumentation and interpretation of spectra  
Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) 
Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy
Breath testing 
Blood alcohol analysis 
Headspace GC
Mock courtQuality control
Drug screeningImmunoassays 
Sample preparation for biological specimensExtraction and derivatization methods 
SerologyIntroduction to serological evidence 
Methods of collecting crime scene evidence 
Origin identification 
ABO blood typing
Blood enzymes and proteinsHeredity and population genetics 
Characterization of semen
DNA AnalysisBasic DNA chemistry 
Satellite repeat DNA 
Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis 
Differential extraction of sexual assault evidence 
Interpretation of DNA types 
Calculation of frequency estimates and forensic complications 
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 
Short tandem repeat analysis 
Fluorescence detection, capillary gel electrophoresis,MALDI TOF MS 
Mitochondrial D-loop sequencing 
Digital analysis and future technologies
Trace EvidenceGunshot residue 
Atomic absorption spectrometry, ICP/AES and ICP/MS
Paint analysisFTIR, SEM, Pyrolysis GC/MS
Hair and fiber analysis Microscopy, elemental analysis, and extraction/chromatography
Other techniquesLatent fingerprints, firearms, questioned documents,polygraph
ArsonSampling, headspace GC analysis
Tour SLED Forensic Science Building 
Lecture from Dr. DeathForensic pathology
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