DNA Analysis and Forensics
PLEASE NOTE that students are limited ONLY to the case materials in preparing for the mock trial competitions! These additional resources may NOT be referenced in any way in competition.
If you wish to explore DNA and forensic analysis further for your own benefit, check out the resources below.
A website with links to lots of resources about forensic science, including organizations, publications, and schools offering degrees in forensic science.
Championship Mock Trial: The Guide for Students and Coaches
Use this as both a comprehensive beginner book or glean advanced nuggets of advice from authors David Nelmark and Justin B. Bernstein in Championship Mock Trial: americanbar.org/products/inv/book/421883205/.
Article written by Dr. Max Noureddine, PhD, and Susan H. Johnson, MPH
DNA Analysis: A Brief Introduction
An excellent online resource covering numerous aspects of Forensics, including DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, firearms identification, and many others. Be sure to check out the “Resources & References” links at the end of each topic.
Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court: informative slideshow/video clips
The UNC student newspaper The Daily Tar Heel published an excellent article on concussion research which is ongoing at UNC.
Dr. Barbara Osborne, J.D., in the UNC Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science, has published a very informative article on principles of liability for athletic trainers in managing sport-related concussions.
American Board of Trial Advocates