Forensic Chemistry

Suzanne Bell

  • 出版商: Prentice Hall
  • 出版日期: 2005-07-31
  • 售價: $5,070
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$4,817
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 696
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0131478354
  • ISBN-13: 9780131478350
  • 相關分類: 化學 Chemistry





As the number of forensic science and forensic chemistry degree programs increases, Forensic Chemistry is the first text to specifically address this rapidly growing field. It introduces the principal areas of study from the perspective of analytical chemistry, addressing the legal context in which forensic chemistry is conducted, types of samples and matrices, variety of sample types encountered, and extensive use of instrumentation.


• The first forensics-only textbook – Addresses instructors’ needs for a single, timely text that specifically addresses the field of forensic chemistry, and serves as a reference in the classroom and beyond.

• Solid foundation for basic chemistry – Introduces chemical concepts and practices from a forensic perspective, including multivariate statistics, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), and protocols used in working forensic laboratories.


Table of Contents

Part One: Setting the Stage


1. Introduction

2. Statistics, Sampling, and Data Quality

3. Multivariate Statistics, Calibration, and Quality Assurance

Part Two: Essential Elements of Forensic Chemistry

4. Sample Preparation and Chromatography

5. Instrumentation and Microscopy

Part Three: Drugs Analysis and Toxicology

6. Drugs and Pharmacology

7. Forensic Drug Analysis I — Overview and Acidic Drugs

8. Forensic Drug Analysis II — Basic Drugs

Part Four: Chemical Analysis Of Physical Evidence

9. Chemistry of Combustion I: Arson

10. Combustion II: Explosives and Gunshot Residue

11. Chemistry of Color: Inks and Paint

12. Chemistry of Polymers: Fibers, Paper, Plastics and Adhesives


1. Glossary of Terms

2. Lists of Abbreviations

3. Apothecary and Pharmaceutical Units

4. Characteristic Infrared Group Frequencies

5. Solvent Properties

6. Review of Key Organic Chemistry Terms, Mechanisms, and Reactions

7. Stereochemical Nomenclature

8. Controlled Substances and Listed Chemicals

9. Color and Crystal Test Reagents

10. Statistical Tables

11. Statistics and Spreadsheets

12. Writing Forensic Reports