Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry

  • JaVed I. Khan
  • Thomas J. Kennedy
  • Donnell R. Christian Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 3-7
    3. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 9-21
    4. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 23-29
    5. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 31-57
  3. Tools of Forensic Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 61-70
    3. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 71-77
    4. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 79-90
    5. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 91-97
    6. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 99-106
    7. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 107-125
    8. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 127-141
  4. Examination of Drugs/Narcotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 145-156
    3. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 157-176
    4. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 177-190
    5. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 191-206
    6. JaVed I. Khan, Thomas J. Kennedy, Donnell R. Christian Jr.
      Pages 207-222

About this book

Introduction

Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry is designed to provide a clear and concise understanding of forensic chemistry.  The text begins with an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and expands through organic chemistry into forensic investigation.  The detailed chapters focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic chemistry with emphasis on controlled substance testing and identification.  Leading experts in the field contribute general examination techniques followed by applications to more specific models.  In addition, the text contains a comprehensive collection of information and data on controlled substances commonly encountered in forensic investigation including; detailed structural analysis, physical and physiological effects, functional group reactivity, and results of analytical examination.  Also illustrated is arguably the greatest challenge to the forensic chemist: the investigation and processing of clandestine laboratory operations.  The Forensic Chemistry Laboratory Manual is included on a CD-ROM and contains a collection of practical exercises designed to support theoretical principles covered in the text.  This provides the student with valuable hands-on experience while adding clarity and continuity to the topics of discussion.

Essential and comprehensive, Basic Principles of Forensic Chemistry provides the fundamental knowledge required for a rewarding journey into the field of forensic chemistry.

Keywords

Basic Chemistry Christian Controlled substances Forensic Forensic science Kennedy Khan Narcotics Principle

Authors and affiliations

  • JaVed I. Khan
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Kennedy
    • 2
  • Donnell R. Christian Jr.
    • 3
  1. 1.CoronaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. ChemistryVictor Valley CollegeVictorvilleUSA
  3. 3.Forensic ProgramsProfessional Business Solutions, Inc.Lake St. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-437-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-934115-06-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-437-7
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