Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault : A Forensic Handbook

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Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault educates readers on the ways in which drugs are used as weapons in committing sexual assaults and how to successfully investigate these crimes.

It looks at the history of these crimes over the years, and includes an in-depth discussion of the drugs and drug classes in use today. It describes the effects of these drugs on the victims, the process for reporting these crimes, details on the type of person who uses drugs to sexually assault an individual, and obstacles to investigating the suspect. The authors show the proper techniques in collecting and analyzing evidence; ways to overcome some of the unique difficulties encountered in these types of investigations; and how to work with other professionals to prosecute these cases successfully. The concluding appendixes are valuable samples of the necessary forms needed to complete these investigations.

This book is ideal for anyone involved in investigating these crimes, including forensic scientists, law enforcement officers, lawyers, toxicologists, and medical professionals.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 190.5 x 248.92 x 22.86mm | 952.54g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124402615
  • 9780124402614
  • 2,119,237

Table of contents

1. The Victim
Gail Abarbanel
2. The Perpetrators and Their Modus Operandi
Michael Welner
3. Ethanol
James C. Garriott and Ashraf Mozayani
4. Rohypnol and Other Benzodiazepines
Michael Robertson and Lionel Raymon
5. Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and Related Products
Santa Davide Ferrara, Giampietro Frison, Luciano Tedeschi and Marc LeBeau
6. Hallucinogens
Lionel Raymon and Michael Robertson
7. Opioids
Rebecca A. Jufer and Amanda J. Jenkins
8. Miscellaneous Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications
Graham Jones and Peter Singer
9. Collection of Evidence from DFSA
Marc LeBeau and Ashraf Mozayani
10. Analysis of Biological Evidence from DFSA Cases
Marc LeBeau and Carla M. Noziglia
11. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
Linda Ledray
12. Investigating DFSA Cases
Joanne Archambault, Trinka Porrata and Peter Sturman
13. Prosecution of DFSA
Karla Kerlin, Diana M., and Stephen J. Paterson
Appendix A: Sample Questionnaire for DFSA Investigators
Appendix B: Sample Toxicological Request Form for DFSA Cases
Appendix C: Sample Search Warrant for DFSA Cases
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"...worthwhile...a good overview of the many important considerations that are required to conduct comprehensive investigations, thorough forensic analyses and successful prosecutions."

"...the presentation of the book is clear and tables and diagrams are well laid out and informative...a useful reference text for any professional who encounters such cases in their work."

"...will be of interest to anyone who encounters drug-facilitated crimes...a unique and valuable reference...4 Stars!"

"This book educates the reader in how drugs are used as weapons in committing sexual assaults" - Law Enforcement Technology, Sept. 2006
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