Description

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.

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

Details

No. of pages:
1046
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080554259
Print ISBN:
9780444522146

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