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Forensic chemistry handbook / edited by Lawrence Kobilinsky.

Contributor(s): Kobilinsky, Lawrence F [edt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 504 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118062227; 1118062221.Subject(s): Chemistry, Forensic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Forensic sciences -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Criminal investigation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Chemistry, Forensic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Criminal investigation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Forensic sciences -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | LAW -- Forensic Science | Chemistry, Forensic | Criminal investigation | Forensic sciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Handbooks and manuals. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Forensic chemistry handbook.DDC classification: 363.25/62 Other classification: 44.72 | 35.39 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
1. Forensic environmental chemistry / Anthony Carpi and Andrew J. Schweighardt -- 2. Principles and issues in forensic analysis of explosives / Jimmie C. Oxley, Maurice Marshall, and Sarah L. Lancaster -- 3. Analysis of fire debris / John J. Lentini -- 4. Forensic examination of soils / Raymond C. Murray -- 5. Analysis of paint evidence / Scott G. Ryland and Edward M. Suzuki -- 6. Analysis techniques used for the forensic examination of writing and printing inks / Gerald M. LaPorte and Joseph C. Stephens -- 7. The role of vibrational spectroscopy in forensic chemistry / Ali Koçak -- 8. Forensic serology / Richard Li -- 9. Forensic DNA analysis / Henrietta Margolis Nunno -- 10. Current and future uses of DNA microarrays in forensic science / Nathan H. Lents -- 11. Date-rape drugs with emphasis on GHB / Stanley M. Parsons -- 12. Forensic and clinical issues in alcohol analysis / Richard Stripp -- 13. Fundamental issues of postmortem toxicology / Donald B. Hoffman, Beth E. Zedeck, and Morris S. Zedeck -- 14. Entomotoxicology : drugs, toxins, and insects / Jason H. Byrd and Michelle R. Peace.
Summary: The Forensic Chemistry Handbook focuses on topics in each of the major chemistry-related areas of forensic science. With chapter authors that span the forensic chemistry field, this book exposes readers to the state of the art on subjects such as serology (including blood, semen, and saliva), DNA/molecular biology, explosives and ballistics, toxicology, pharmacology, instrumental analysis, arson investigation, and various other types of chemical residue analysis. In addition, the Forensic Chemistry Handbook: covers forensic chemistry in a clear, concise, and authoritative way; brings together in one volume the key topics in forensics where chemistry plays an important role, such as blood analysis, drug analysis, urine analysis, and DNA analysis; explains how to use analytical instruments to analyze crime scene evidence; contains numerous charts, illustrations, graphs, and tables to give quick access to pertinent information. Media focus on high-profile trials like those of Scott Peterson or Kobe Bryant have peaked a growing interest in the fascinating subject of forensic chemistry. For those readers who want to understand the mechanisms of reactions used in laboratories to piece together crime scenes--and to fully grasp the chemistry behind it--this book is a must-have. --Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Forensic environmental chemistry / Anthony Carpi and Andrew J. Schweighardt -- 2. Principles and issues in forensic analysis of explosives / Jimmie C. Oxley, Maurice Marshall, and Sarah L. Lancaster -- 3. Analysis of fire debris / John J. Lentini -- 4. Forensic examination of soils / Raymond C. Murray -- 5. Analysis of paint evidence / Scott G. Ryland and Edward M. Suzuki -- 6. Analysis techniques used for the forensic examination of writing and printing inks / Gerald M. LaPorte and Joseph C. Stephens -- 7. The role of vibrational spectroscopy in forensic chemistry / Ali Koçak -- 8. Forensic serology / Richard Li -- 9. Forensic DNA analysis / Henrietta Margolis Nunno -- 10. Current and future uses of DNA microarrays in forensic science / Nathan H. Lents -- 11. Date-rape drugs with emphasis on GHB / Stanley M. Parsons -- 12. Forensic and clinical issues in alcohol analysis / Richard Stripp -- 13. Fundamental issues of postmortem toxicology / Donald B. Hoffman, Beth E. Zedeck, and Morris S. Zedeck -- 14. Entomotoxicology : drugs, toxins, and insects / Jason H. Byrd and Michelle R. Peace.

The Forensic Chemistry Handbook focuses on topics in each of the major chemistry-related areas of forensic science. With chapter authors that span the forensic chemistry field, this book exposes readers to the state of the art on subjects such as serology (including blood, semen, and saliva), DNA/molecular biology, explosives and ballistics, toxicology, pharmacology, instrumental analysis, arson investigation, and various other types of chemical residue analysis. In addition, the Forensic Chemistry Handbook: covers forensic chemistry in a clear, concise, and authoritative way; brings together in one volume the key topics in forensics where chemistry plays an important role, such as blood analysis, drug analysis, urine analysis, and DNA analysis; explains how to use analytical instruments to analyze crime scene evidence; contains numerous charts, illustrations, graphs, and tables to give quick access to pertinent information. Media focus on high-profile trials like those of Scott Peterson or Kobe Bryant have peaked a growing interest in the fascinating subject of forensic chemistry. For those readers who want to understand the mechanisms of reactions used in laboratories to piece together crime scenes--and to fully grasp the chemistry behind it--this book is a must-have. --Publisher description.

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