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Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Dram It Out

Traditionally named after establishments in 18th Century England that sold gin by the dram or spoonful, dram shop laws are state regulations that impose liability on sellers of liquor for damages caused by their intoxicated customers. Under dram shop law, bars, taverns and any businesses selling liquor can be sued…

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Teasing Out The Details

The world of toxicology is diverse and it can be extremely intimidating at first glance. It is full of complex terms, ideas and concepts which can make it especially difficult for courtrooms to decipher reports given to them by a toxicologist. In cases such as this, it is so important…

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Drug Facilitated Crimes Series – Data Collection

In the field of drug testing, a variety of factors regarding drug testing has been explored that influence how data is, and can be, processed for use in criminal cases. As a final entry, we look at the area of data collection. This has as much of an influence on…

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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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How Does Death Affect Forensic Toxicology Findings

Forensic toxicology is used to determine what chemicals were ingested or present at a crime scene, including trace elements and residue. The forensic toxicologist’s findings determine what chemicals were present, and in what concentration, at the time of death. Determining what substances a person ingested, can be complicated by absorption,…

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A Detailed Look At Forensic Pathology

Forensic pathology is an important and necessary function in the field of physiological science and crime scene investigations. What is the Role of a Forensic Pathologist? In the field of pathology, a forensic pathologist, commonly referred to as a medical examiner or coroner, is a trained physician whose role it…

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