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Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

A Forensic Handbook

This unique handbook educates readers in how drugs are used as weapons in committing sexual assaults. It is designed for everyone involved in the investigation of these crimes including forensic scientists, law enforcement officers, lawyers, toxicologists, and medical professionals. Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault looks at the history of these crimes over the years and includes an in-depth discussion of the drugs and drug classes in use today. It describes the effects of these drugs on the victims, the type of person who uses drugs to sexually assault an individual, and obstacles to investigating the suspect. The authors show how to properly collect and analyze evidence, overcome some of the unique difficulties encountered in these types of investigations, and work with other professionals to prosecute these cases successfully.

Audience
Forensic scientists, toxicologists, forensic nurses and emergency medical personnel, law enforcement officers, lawyers, date rape support/prevention groups, social historians and anthropologists.

Hardbound, 326 Pages

Published: August 2001

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-440261-4

Reviews

  • "This book is addressed to the primary stakeholders including police, medical professionals, lawyers, and forensic scientists...The reader will find this book worthwhile...a good overview of the many important considerations that are required to conduct comprehensive investigations, through forensic analyses and successful prosecutions." -Philip M. Flogel, Commander Crime Scene Operations, New South Wales Police, for AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES "...This book does an excellent job of summarizing the scientific evidence, considering practical challenges, and synthesizing them into a useful resource. This reference will be of interest to anyone who encounters drug-facilitated crimes. The forensic toxicology is very detailed...I am not aware of any other book that addresses the topic of drug-facilitated crimes comprehensively. Rated 4 Stars!" -Ken Bizovi for DIVINE (FORMERLY DOODY'S REVIEWS) "...is written for all those involved in the investigation of these crimes...focuses on the idea of teamwork for a successful investigation. The first portion of the handbook deals with the history of drug-facilitated crimes...The next portion addresses the difficulties surrounding the investigation and finally, the handbook outlines ideas and suggestions to overcome some of the difficulties encountered in these cases." - Law Enforcement Technology, Sept. 2006

Contents

  • 1. The VictimGail Abarbanel2. The Perpetrators and Their Modus OperandiMichael Welner 3. EthanolJames C. Garriott and Ashraf Mozayani4. Rohypnol and Other Benzodiazepines Michael Robertson and Lionel Raymon 5. Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and Related ProductsSanta Davide Ferrara, Giampietro Frison, Luciano Tedeschi and Marc LeBeau6. Hallucinogens Lionel Raymon and Michael Robertson7. OpioidsRebecca A. Jufer and Amanda J. Jenkins 8. Miscellaneous Prescription and Over-the-Counter MedicationsGraham Jones and Peter Singer9. Collection of Evidence from DFSAMarc LeBeau and Ashraf Mozayani10. Analysis of Biological Evidence from DFSA CasesMarc LeBeau and Carla M. Noziglia11. Sexual Assault Nurse ExaminersLinda Ledray12. Investigating DFSA Cases Joanne Archambault, Trinka Porrata and Peter Sturman 13. Prosecution of DFSA Karla Kerlin, Diana M., and Stephen J. PatersonAppendix A: Sample Questionnaire for DFSA InvestigatorsAppendix B: Sample Toxicological Request Form for DFSA CasesAppendix C: Sample Search Warrant for DFSA Cases

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