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Principles of Forensic Toxicology

  • Over 50% updated content

  • More than 5 new chapters including ones on drug-facilitated crimes and drugs in embalmed specimens

  • Written in collaboration with new editor, Sarah Kerrigan, from Sam Houston State

  • Richly illustrated with over 140 figures and photos

  • Classroom tested for over 10 years

  • Essential information for both forensic science and forensic chemistry students and professional laboratorians

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Table of contents (41 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Postmortem Forensic Toxicology

      • Barry S. Levine
      Pages 3-13
    3. Human Performance Toxicology

      • Gary W. Kunsman, Rebecca L. Hartman
      Pages 15-33
    4. Drug-Facilitated Crimes

      • Marc LeBeau, Madeline Montgomery
      Pages 35-43
    5. Forensic Drug Testing

      • Amanda J. Jenkins
      Pages 45-63
    6. Performance-Enhancing Drug Testing

      • Dennis J. Crouch, Melinda K. Shelby
      Pages 65-76
    7. Drug Testing in Pain Management

      • Anne Z. DePriest
      Pages 77-89
    8. Pharmacokinetics

      • Vina Spiehler, Barry S. Levine
      Pages 91-100
    9. Pharmacodynamics

      • Barry S. Levine
      Pages 101-106
  3. Methodologies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
    2. Specimen Preparation/Extraction

      • Kenneth E. Ferslew
      Pages 109-125
    3. Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometry

      • Kenneth Cole, Barry S. Levine
      Pages 127-134
    4. Chromatography

      • Megan Grabenauer, David T. Stafford
      Pages 135-162
    5. Derivatization

      • Lindsay Glicksberg, Sarah Kerrigan
      Pages 163-175
    6. Immunoassay

      • Michael L. Smith
      Pages 177-196
    7. Mass Spectrometry

      • Shawn P. Vorce
      Pages 197-220
    8. Quantitative Analytical Methods

      • Robert D. Johnson
      Pages 221-229
    9. Method Validation

      • Justin M. Holler, Shawn P. Vorce
      Pages 231-241
    10. Metrological Traceability and Measurement Uncertainty

      • Laurel Farrell, Tate Yeatman
      Pages 243-254

About this book

The fifth edition of the best-selling Principles in Forensic Toxicology continues in the tradition of excellence in academic publishing. With over 10 years of classroom-tested and continually updated content, the new edition contains significant updates and 7 new chapters on new topics including drug-facilitated crimes, derivatization, quantitation, measurement uncertainty/traceability, statistics, oral fluid testing, and drugs in embalmed specimens. Part One covers the major sub-disciplines of forensic toxicology in addition to pharmacological concepts. Part Two addresses specimen preparation, laboratory testing and instrumental analysis, while Part Three discusses common analytes including cocaine, opioids, alcohol, and marijuana.  Adopted  for courses in many of the top universities for forensic science and used by respected medical examiner’s offices and crime laboratories worldwide, Principles of Forensic Toxicology prepares the next generation of forensic toxicologists and continues to be an important reference in professional practice.


Keywords

  • poisoning
  • drug analysis
  • postmortem drug analysis
  • doping
  • performance enhancing drugs
  • drug testing
  • date rape drugs
  • autopsy drug screening
  • urinalysis

Editors and Affiliations

  • Chesapeake Toxicology Resources, 8415 Progress Dr. Suite V, Frederick, USA

    Barry S. Levine

  • Department of Forensic Science, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, USA

    SARAH KERRIGAN

About the editors

Barry Levine received his B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola College and a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia. He was Chief Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of Maryland and currently consults with the Office.  He was also the Director, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory for the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Forensic Sciences Department, Stevenson University, teaching a course every year in forensic toxicology. Dr. Levine is a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry – Toxicological Chemistry. He edited the book widely adopted best-selling book, Principles f Forensic Toxicology, which is now in its fifth edition.

Dr. Kerrigan is the Chair of Forensic Science and the Director of the Institute for Forensic Research, Training and Innovation at Sam Houston State University.  Prior to her academic position, she was employed as a forensic toxicologist, quality assurance manager and laboratory director in ASCLD/LAB, ABFT and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited forensic laboratories. Dr. Kerrigan has been active in the area of forensic reform for more than a decade. She is a long-standing member of the Texas Forensic Science Commission and has served on the Forensic Science Standards Board of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic science since its inception. 
 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Principles of Forensic Toxicology

  • Editors: Barry S. Levine, SARAH KERRIGAN

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42917-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-42916-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-42919-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-42917-1

  • Edition Number: 5

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 691

  • Number of Illustrations: 165 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pharmacology, Forensic Science, Forensic Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-42917-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)