Summary and Info
You are probably among the millions of viewers who have seen a Hollywood or TV production with themes of forensic science. The technology used to solve crimes is truly impressive. This book describes one aspect of forensic science: forensic pharmacology and toxicology of drugs of abuse. The reader is introduced to the daily work of the scientists, the principles of pharmacology and toxicology, the technical analysis of drugs, and the characteristics of eight major categories of drugs of abuse. The text is a handy reference source for people of all ages interested in the solving of drug-related crimes.