Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry by Suzanne Bell
  

Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry

Written by Suzanne Bell
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Part of the Essentials of Forensic Science Series

Synopsis

Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry by Suzanne Bell

Forensic chemists and toxicologists work with drugs and poisons, but they each start with different evidence. Forensic chemists working in a crime lab must determine if the physical evidence they receive is an illegal substance such as marijuana or cocaine. They are also responsible for samples - including fire debris, soil, paint, glass, explosives, and fibers - obtained from suspected arson crimes. Toxicologists, on the other hand, work with biological evidence such as blood, saliva, urine, and feces, using analytical chemistry to identify chemical traces and unmetabolized drugs. They often work in labs associated with a medical examiner's office or a hospital. Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry touches on all aspects of forensic chemistry.

About the Author

Suzanne Bell, Ph.D., has a degree in chemistry from New Mexico State University

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Author

Suzanne Bell
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

1st November 2008

ISBN

9780816055104


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