Forensic Science

Series Editor:

  • Roger Smith, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Edited by

  • Maciej Bogusz, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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.
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Audience

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

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52214-6


Table of 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√ʬĬďMASS 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√ʬĬôAgostino
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 √ɬĀlvarez-Iglesias, Mar√ɬ≠a Cerezo, Ana Mosquera, Nuria Naver√ɬ°n, and Chris Phillips
Chapter 28C. THE HUMAN Y-CHROMOSOMEMALE-SPECIFIC POLYMORPHISMS AND FORENSIC GENETICS Leonor Gusmão, María Brión and Iva Gomes