Forensic Toxicology: Cracking the Case with Chemistry

May 12, 2016

A magnifying glass with a fingerprint

On television, the forensics lab is able to produce results that can break a case in no time, but what it is like in the real world? Jason Schaff will be joining us to paint a more accurate picture of how chemists work to gather the facts and evidence that can be presented in court. Tune in to learn about the tools and procedures that allow chemists to help to close the case.    

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of forensic toxicology and its sub-disciplines
  • The roles of analytical chemistry and pharmacology in forensic toxicology
  • Analytical and interpretive challenges related to commonly encountered toxicants, including ethanol, THC, and various other licit and illicit drugs

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Jason Schaff
US Government

Darren Griffin
University of Kent