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


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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124 pages


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Publication date

15th December 2008



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