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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Alcohol Testing

The Cost of a DUI

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Impact of Alcohol Testing Alcohol testing has been used by law enforcement for many years in order to validate whether someone has been drinking alcohol before or while driving. The breathalyser is the most well-known tool that is used for this purpose, and a DUI is issued to an…

Hair Testing

The Hair Print

Reading Time: 2 minutesHair Testing in the Twenty-First Century Evidence at a crime scene has for many years been dependant on DNA evidence amongst other less significant evidence, such as clues, circumstantial evidence, as well as protein-based evidence. The use of hair testing in the solving of crime is beginning to take an…

forensic toxicology

Drug Facilitated Crimes – Analytical Considerations Part 1

Reading Time: 3 minutesForensic Toxicology: Preferred strategies for DFCs Drug facilitated crimes (DFCs) and drug facilitated sexual assaults (DFSAs) represent some of the most challenging cases for those who work in the field of forensic toxicology. The investigation of these crimes requires forensic toxicologists to determine whether an ingested substance may have contributed…

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Defining the Role of a Forensic Lawyer

Reading Time: 2 minutesForensic lawyers are experts in both law and forensic science. The intersection of science and law has allowed for new tools and methodologies for discovering truth. Okorie Okorocha has served as an expert witness in over 280 trials. His role is to help juries understand complex, scientific concepts and to…

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Narcopouch Tests – Drug Testing Made Easy

Reading Time: 3 minutesA narcopouch test is a presumptive test designed to identify illegal substances. After analysis, a presumptive test will tell you one of two things. It is definitely not a certain substance or the sample is probably the suspected substance. Similar to a portable chemistry lab, narcopouch tests are self-contained, providing…

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The Pros and Cons of Sweat Patches For Drug Testing

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe use of sweat patches as a method of drug testing is a relatively new development in the field of forensic toxicology. Sweat patch drug testing is becoming increasingly popular among employers screening employees and job applicants for drug use, although sweat patches are typically used to monitor persons on…

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