Forensic Science, 2
- Maciej Bogusz, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The purpose of this volume is to present critical, up-to-date information on the separation methods and techniques applied in various disciplines of forensic science. The book cannot and should not replace a scientific paper in regard to the depth and coverage of a particular problem. It should, however, present the relevant problems in statu nascendi, showing their development, potential importance and future perspectives.
The general structure of this volume corresponds to the most important forensic disciplines that apply various separation methods, i.e. forensic toxicology, chemistry and serohematology. The chapters devoted to forensic toxicology are focused on particular groups of illicit and therapeutic drugs and other substances of forensic interest. Also, some particular problems of forensic toxicology, such as drugs and driving, doping control, quality assurance, chiral separation, use of alternative matrices and general analytical strategy, are separately discussed. In the part devoted to forensic chemistry, the most important problems of the analysis of explosives, arson accelerants and writing media are individually covered. The part concerning forensic identification of individuals and biological traces presents all of the relevant separation techniques applied to endogenous macromolecules.
The individual chapters have been written by scientists who not only carry out important scientific activity in their field, but are also known as very experienced forensic experts. Therefore, this volume gives not only the information about the application of separation methods in forensics, but also reflects the forensic community itself.
For forensic scientists, and other colleagues interested in particular analytical aspects of substances or materials involved.