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The Forensic Aspects of Poisons
  • Format
  • Authored by: Richard A. Stripp, Ph.D.; Series Editor: Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Inside Forensic Science
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 079109197X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9197-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 614
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 136


The Forensic Aspects of Poisons introduces students to the basic principles of forensic toxicology and the role of poisons in forensic science. Emphasis is placed on the common drugs and poisons that are encountered by a practicing forensic toxicologist and the approach to determining their medicolegal role in establishing the cause of death and disease. Topics explored include homicide by chemical means, the role of drugs and chemicals in other types of accidental and intentional deaths, and how the interpretation of such cases is utilized in the criminal court setting. An introduction to the basic applied methods of urine drug testing, human performance toxicology, and sports testing is also provided.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. References. Further reading. Web sites. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Richard A. Stripp, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of forensic pharmacology and toxicology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Reviews and Awards

"...recommend[ed]...it provides secondary readers with an easily comprehended introduction to the science and, hence, can serve as a sound springboard to further research on any aspect of this topic...a fine investment."
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