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Erik Hall, MSFS

Assistant Professor; Director of Forensic Science
Sociology and Anthropology

Courses Taught

Forensic Biology, Crime Scene Investigation, Survey of Forensic Science


M.S. in Forensic Science, University of New Haven (2008)

Practice Areas

  • Forensic DNA analysis
  • Interaction of fingerprint techniques with DNA typing results
  • Bloodstain pattern analysis error rates
  • Bias in Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene investigation and reconstruction techniques
  • Alternate Light Source (ALS) technology
  • Serological/Biological screening methods

Research Interests

Prior to coming to Saint Louis University, Hall was the biology technical leader and a criminalist at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Crime Lab for 12 years where he performed biological screening, DNA analysis, crime scene processing, and bloodstain pattern analysis on thousands of criminal cases. He carries over the passion to serve and obtain justice for those impacted by crime by researching the latest techniques in forensic DNA analysis, biological screening, and bloodstain pattern analysis.