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Forensic Science

The book presents the applications of separation methods, manly chromatography, in forensic practice.
The first part, devoted to forensic toxicology, contains reviews on forensic relevant groups of compounds, like: Opiate agonists, cocaine, amphetamines, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, sedatives and hypnotics, antidepressive and antipsychotic drugs, analgesics, antidiabetics, muscle relaxants, and mushroom toxins.
In these parts, the preliminary immunochemical tests were also included, together with separation methods.
Screening procedures used in forensic toxicology were presented in separate chapters on forensic screening with GC, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS, CE, and LC-ICP-MS.
In the part on actual and emerging problems of forensic toxicology, following chapters were included: Analytical markers of alcohol abuse, toxicological aspects of herbal remedies, drugs and driving, analysis in alternative matrices, doping analysis, pharmacogenomics in forensic toxicology, and quality assurance.
The second part presents application of separation methods in forensic chemistry, and comprises chapters on: Explosives, chemical warfare agents, arson analysis, and writing media.
Third part on forensic identification contains chapter on forensic genetics.
All chapters are written up-to-date and present specific information up to 2006. The authors of each chapter are known not only from their scientific activity, but are also reputed experts, proven in everyday forensic casework.

Audience
Forensic toxicologists: researchers, practitioners, and consultants.
Forensic chemists: researchers, practitioners, and consultants.
Forensic serologists: researchers, practitioners, and consultants.

Hardbound, 1046 Pages

Published: October 2007

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52214-6

Contents

  • PART 1. TOXICOLOGYForensic relevant groups of compounds
    CHAPTER 1. OPIOIDS: METHODS OF FORENSIC ANALYSISMaciej J. Bogusz
    CHAPTER 2. CURRENT METHODS FOR THE SEPARATION AND ANALYSIS OF COCAINE ANALYTES Rebecca A. Jufer, Jessica A. Jennings, William D. Darwin and Edward J. Cone
    CHAPTER 3. AMPHETAMINES John T. Cody
    CHAPTER 4. HALLUCINOGENS John T. Cody
    CHAPTER 5. CANNABINOIDS ANALYSIS: ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENT BIOLOGICAL SPECIMENSMahmoud A. ElSohly, Waseem Gul, and Maissa Salem
    CHAPTER 6. SEDATIVES AND HYPNOTICS Thomas Kraemer and Hans H.Maurer
    CHAPTER 7. ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND ANTIPSYCHOTICSDonald R.A. Uges, Jean M.H. Conemans
    CHAPTER 8. NON-OPIOID ANALGESICS Thomas Kraemer and Hans H. Maurer
    CHAPTER 9. OTHER THERAPEUTIC DRUGS OF FORENSIC RELEVANCE Jet C. Van De Steene and Willy E. Lambert
    CHAPTER 10. MUSHROOM TOXINS Ilkka Ojanperä
    Screening procedures used in forensic toxicology
    CHAPTER 11. FORENSIC SCREENING BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY Ilkka Ojanperä and Ilpo Rasanen
    CHAPTER 12. FORENSIC SCREENING WITH GC-MSHans H. Maurer
    CHAPTER 13. HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY IN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGICAL ANALYSIS Fritz Pragst
    CHAPTER 14. FORENSIC SCREENING WITH LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY–MASS SPECTROMETRY Merja Gergov
    CHAPTER 15. FORENSIC TOXICOLOGICAL SCREENING WITH CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS AND RELATED TECHNIQUES Ameriga Fanigliulo, Federica Bortolotti and Franco Tagliaro
    CHAPTER 16. HPLC-ICP-MS SCREENING FOR FORENSIC APPLICATIONS Kevin M. Kubachka, Douglas D. Richardson and Joseph A. Caruso
    Actual and emerging problems of forensic toxicology
    CHAPTER 17. ANALYTICAL MARKERS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION Anders Helander and Olof Beck
    CHAPTER 18. TOXICOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HERBAL REMEDIES Maciej J. Bogusz and Mohammed Al Tufail
    CHAPTER 19. DRUGS AND DRIVINGElke Raes, Alain Verstraete and Robert Wennig
    CHAPTER 20. UNCONVENTIONAL SAMPLES AND ALTERNATIVE MATRICES Marleen Laloup, Gert De Boeck and Nele Samyn
    Chapter 21. DOPING SUBSTANCES IN HUMAN AND ANIMAL SPORT Jordi Segura, Rosa Ventura, José Marcos and Ricardo Gutiérrez Gallego
    CHAPTER 22. PHARMACOGENOMICS FOR FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY IN ENABLING PERSONALIZED MEDICINESteven H.Y. Wong
    CHAPTER 23. ASPECTS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY Rolf E. Aderjan
    PART 2. FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
    CHAPTER 24. EXPLOSIVES Jehuda Yinon
    CHAPTER 25. CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS Paul A. D’Agostino
    CHAPTER 26. FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF FIRE DEBRISJulia A. Dolan
    CHAPTER 27. WRITING MEDIA AND DOCUMENTSValery N. Aginsky
    PART 3. FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS AND BIOLOGICAL TRACES
    Chapter 28A. FORENSIC DNA TYPING TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW Angel Carracedo, Beatriz Sobrino and María Victoria Lareu
    Chapter 28B. MITOCHONDRIAL DNA: FUTURE CHALLENGES IN FORENSIC GENETICSAntonio Salas, Vanesa Álvarez-Iglesias, María Cerezo, Ana Mosquera, Nuria Naverán, and Chris Phillips
    Chapter 28C. THE HUMAN Y-CHROMOSOMEMALE-SPECIFIC POLYMORPHISMS AND FORENSIC GENETICS Leonor Gusmão, María Brión and Iva Gomes

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