Clarke's Analytical Forensic Toxicology offers you a fresh perspective on the drugs and poisons that you are most likely to encounter in forensic toxicology. It focuses on collection, extraction and analysis.
This second edition is fully updated to reflect advances in analytical and forensic toxicology. New and extended chapters include:
- sampling, storage and stability
- in-utero exposure to drugs of abuse
- drug-facilitated sexual assault
Additional features are included from the fourth edition of Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons .
Forensic science laboratory workers will find this comprehensive textbook an invaluable tool.
For students and teachers of forensic science, toxicology, clinical pharmacology and analytical chemistry, this is a crucial resource. It provides unrivalled coverage of analytical forensic toxicology.
Clarke's Analytical Forensic Toxicology is also available as an eBook.
1. Introduction to Forensic Toxicology
2. Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism
3. Drugs of Abuse
4. Other Substances Encountered in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
5. Workplace Drug Testing
6. Alternative Specimens
7. Postmortem Toxicology
8. Clinical Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, In Utero Exposure to Drugs of Abuse
9. Drug Abuse in Sport
10. Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
11. Alcohol, Drugs and Driving
12. Forensic Chemistry and Solid Dosage Form Identification
13. Sampling, Storage and Stability
15. Colour Tests and Thin-Layer Chromatography
17. Ultraviolet, Visible and Fluorescence Spectrophotometry
18. Infrared Spectroscopy
19. Gas Chromatography
20. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
21. Mass Spectrometry
22. Quality Assurance and Control in the Toxicology Laboratory
November 2013, CHOICE
"This new edition is based on content in volume 1 of Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons, and modified for student use...
...this volume is full of useful information that will allow students to become familiar with the field. Summing up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students."
J. Allison, The College of New Jersey, CHOICE (51:3) November 2013.
July 2013, TIAFT Bulletin
"...a useful reference for students both undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as toxicologists who are relatively new to this discipline...
...There are many chapters from experienced toxicologists (many who are familiar to us) and the book is well structured and follows a consistent approach to understanding the essentials of forensic toxicology...
...There is a comprehensive number of chapters on techniques (extraction and analysis) and the major chromatographic approaches are covered well by recognised authors with considerable expertise...
...So if you have the 4th edition of Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons would you also buy this volume as well? Yes I would because the book is geared to a more novice readership - students, researchers and inexperienced toxicologists."
Dimitri Gerostamoulos, TIAFT Bulletin 43(2), July 2013.
From the reviews of the previous edition:
"This book combines the pertinent subjects from the larger text with significant new chapters of more current interest, such as in-utero drug exposures and drug-facilitated sexual assault...
...it is a useful review for forensic toxicology in general, and an excellent explanation of the various techniques in analytical forensic toxicology. Practicing clinical toxicologists will find it a welcome addition to their references...
...it also covers the most important areas toxicologists will encounter, namely drug and alcohol impaired driving, sport toxicology, workplace drug testing, and postmortem toxicology. In-depth chapters cover all major analytical methods (i.e., immunoassay, GC, HPLC, MS, etc.), which practicing toxicologists will find useful"
Michael G Holland, Doody's Notes, 24th July 2009
"Affordable, comprehensive reference for students, researchers and both budding and practicing laboratory scientists...
...A very useful look up guide to what's what in techniques, drugs, metabolites, reagents and other things forensic. It's very easy on the eye with abbreviations in bold blue...
...Clarke's is essential reading matter for the forensic and clinical toxicologist. This edition, in soft cover, is very well presented and covers an exhaustive range of both esoteric and general topics."
Dr John Lewis, Bulletin of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists Volume XXXIX Number 1
"The structure of the book is a wealthy mixture of problem-orientated and methodology orientated approach and covers all important aspects of the field."
Sandor Gorog, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2009