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.
- Wide spectrum of topics presented
- Up-to-date presentation of topics
- Data are presented in comparative mode
- Special stress put on screening procedures
CHAPTER 1. OPIOIDS: METHODS OF FORENSIC ANALYSIS
CHAPTER 2. CURRENT METHODS FOR THE SEPARATION AND ANALYSIS OF COCAINE ANALYTES
CHAPTER 3. AMPHETAMINES
CHAPTER 4. HALLUCINOGENS
CHAPTER 5. CANNABINOIDS ANALYSIS: ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR DIFFERENT BIOLOGICAL SPECIMENS
CHAPTER 6. SEDATIVES AND HYPNOTICS Thomas
CHAPTER 7. ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND ANTIPSYCHOTICS
CHAPTER 8. NON-OPIOID ANALGESICS
CHAPTER 9. OTHER THERAPEUTIC DRUGS OF FORENSIC RELEVANCE
CHAPTER 10. MUSHROOM TOXINS Ilkka Ojanperä
CHAPTER 11. FORENSIC SCREENING BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY
CHAPTER 12. FORENSIC SCREENING WITH GC-MS
CHAPTER 13. HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY IN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
CHAPTER 14. FORENSIC SCREENING WITH LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY
CHAPTER 15. FORENSIC TOXICOLOGICAL SCREENING WITH CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS AND RELATED TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 16. HPLC-ICP-MS SCREENING FOR FORENSIC APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 17. ANALYTICAL MARKERS OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
CHAPTER 18. TOXICOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HERBAL REMEDIES
CHAPTER 19. DRUGS AND DRIVING
CHAPTER 20. UNCONVENTIONAL SAMPLES AND ALTERNATIVE MATRICES
Chapter 21. DOPING SUBSTANCES IN HUMAN AND ANIMAL SPORT
CHAPTER 22. PHARMACOGENOMICS FOR FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY IN ENABLING PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
CHAPTER 23. ASPECTS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IN FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY
PART 2. FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
CHAPTER 24. EXPLOSIVES
CHAPTER 25. CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS
CHAPTER 26. FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF FIRE DEBRIS
CHAPTER 27. WRITING MEDIA AND DOCUMENTS
PART 3. FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS AND BIOLOGICAL TRACES
Chapter 28A. FORENSIC DNA TYPING TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW
Chapter 28B. MITOCHONDRIAL DNA: FUTURE CHALLENGES IN FORENSIC GENETICS
Chapter 28C. THE HUMAN Y-CHROMOSOME
MALE-SPECIFIC POLYMORPHISMS AND FORENSIC GENETICS