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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Forensic toxicology

The Difference Between Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology

Forensic Toxicology & Pharmacology: What’s the Difference? Both forensic toxicology and pharmacology involve the study of the effects of drugs on biological systems, where drugs refer to any man-made or natural substance that has either a biochemical or psychological effect on the recipient. There are, however, significant differences between these…

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An Expert Witness Analyzes Field Sobriety Tests

An Expert Witness Can Help Disprove Problematic Field Tests There are many issues surrounding field sobriety tests that can raise contentions within a court of law. Often, these concerns can be used by an expert witness to challenge allegations of driving under the influence of alcohol. Field sobriety tests are…

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A Forensic Toxicologist Examines Blood and Breath Testing

Forensic Toxicologist Talks Blood Vs Breath Testing In films, police officers are often shown as requesting a breath test after pulling a suspect over. This, however, is an incorrect depiction of what happens. Before an official arrest is made, breath tests are completely voluntary, and thus can be refused. Officers…

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Why I Became a Forensic Toxicologist

Why You Should Become a Forensic Toxicologist Forensic toxicology is the merging of two fields: that of forensics – in which tests and techniques are used to detect and determine crimes committed – and toxicology – which is the branch of chemical science that investigates the nature, structure, and effects…

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The Science Behind Forensic Toxicology

What is Forensic Toxicology & How is it Useful? What is the crux of forensic toxicology? Forensic toxicology may sound like a bit of an intimidating term so let’s first break it down! Forensics is basically a series of tests and techniques that are used to detect and determine crimes…

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Recent Blog Articles

The Art of Gunshot Residue Testing

Do you know what happens when you fire a gun, and how law enforcement and expert witnesses use gunshot residue testing to discover if a suspect in a criminal case actually discharged a weapon? Okorie Okorocha explains everything you need to know about gunshot residue testing, it’s validity and why…

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How Drug Testing Keeps It Fresh

With the advent of synthetic and designer drugs, testing for illicit substances has become more complicated. Black market laboratories are far more high-tech than they used to be, and law enforcement are hard-pressed to keep up with all the new drugs on the market. It is increasingly important for drug…

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Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology is an academic journal that claims to bridge the divide between the legal aspects of pharmacology and toxicology, and the science between these subjects. Although it does publish articles that focus on the creation, interpretation and analysis of data derived from human and animal experiments, it…

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