The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has made available its six-part recorded lecture series on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) in criminal cases. The series covers the whole spectrum of how GC-MS relates to a criminal case, from the fundamentals of how GC-MS works and how it is able to identify a suspected controlled substance to how defense attorneys can think about building an effective defense against GC-MS evidence. The video series is presented by forensic science experts and criminal defense attorneys with experience handling drug cases.
The video series can be found under the drug analysis section of the forensicresources.org resources tab. These videos are a great resource to help attorneys understand GC-MS evidence, and they offer useful insights into how to challenge the evidence at trial. The videos are free to access.
In addition to finding the videos’ link under the resources tab, the series can also be accessed here.