Criminal Poisoning: Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 28, 2007 - Medical - 181 pages
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In this revised and expanded edition of his critically acclaimed Criminal Poisoning: Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys, leading forensic scientist John Trestrail offers a pioneering survey of all that is known about the use of poison as a weapon in murder. Topics range from the use of poisons in history and literature to convicting the poisoner in court, and include a review of the different types of poisons, techniques for crime scene investigation, and the critical essentials of the forensic autopsy. The author updates what is currently known about poisoners in general (psychological profile, types, and statistical analyses) and their victims (who gets poisoned, investigative considerations, and classic symptoms of poisoning). The Appendix has been updated to include the more commonly used poisons, as well as the use of antifreeze as a poison, to reflect some cases that have recently come to light.
Comprehensive and fully updated, Criminal Poisoning: Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys, Second Edition, offers forensic scientists, police and private investigators, forensic psychologists, and criminal lawyers a unique one-volume summary of the knowledge and techniques needed to solve the near-invisible crime of poisoning and convict the perpetrator.
 

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Contents

DoubleOSwagoLicense to Kill 24 1 2 26 Harold Frederick Shipman MD Dr Death 24 1 2 27 Ryan Thomas Furlough The Prisoner for Love 25 1 3 C...
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Chapter 3Poisoners
47
Chapter 4Victims
63
Chapter 6The Forensic Autopsy
83
Chapter 8Poisoners in Court
91
Chapter 10Conclusion
103
AppendixCommon Homicidal Poisons
111
Cyanide
118
Thallium
124
Forensic Poisoning
131
Poisoners Throughout History
145
Index
169
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John Harris Trestrail, III, RPh, FAACT, DABAT is a practicing Toxicologist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also serves as a Visiting Professor at the FBI national Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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