Forensic Science

Forensic Science

2nd Edition - October 30, 2007

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  • Editor: Maciej Bogusz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554259

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Forensic Science, Second Edition 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.

Key Features

  • Wide spectrum of topics presented
  • Up-to-date presentation of topics
  • Data are presented in comparative mode
  • Special stress put on screening procedures

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • PART 1. TOXICOLOGY

    Forensic relevant groups of compounds


    CHAPTER 1. OPIOIDS: METHODS OF FORENSIC ANALYSIS
    Maciej 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 SPECIMENS
    Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Waseem Gul, and Maissa Salem


    CHAPTER 6. SEDATIVES AND HYPNOTICS Thomas Kraemer and Hans H.Maurer


    CHAPTER 7. ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND ANTIPSYCHOTICS
    Donald 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-MS
    Hans 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 DRIVING
    Elke 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 MEDICINE
    Steven 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 DEBRIS
    Julia A. Dolan


    CHAPTER 27. WRITING MEDIA AND DOCUMENTS
    Valery 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 GENETICS
    Antonio Salas, Vanesa Álvarez-Iglesias, María Cerezo, Ana Mosquera, Nuria Naverán, and Chris Phillips


    Chapter 28C. THE HUMAN Y-CHROMOSOME
    MALE-SPECIFIC POLYMORPHISMS AND FORENSIC GENETICS
    Leonor Gusmão, María Brión and Iva Gomes





























Product details

  • No. of pages: 1046
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: October 30, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554259

About the Series Volume Editor

Maciej Bogusz

Affiliations and Expertise

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

About the Series Editor

Roger Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

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