Bioanalytical procedures for detection of chemical agents in hair in the case of drug-facilitated crimes

  title={Bioanalytical procedures for detection of chemical agents in hair in the case of drug-facilitated crimes},
  author={Pascal Kintz},
  journal={Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry},
  • P. Kintz
  • Published 6 March 2007
  • Biology
  • Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
The use of a drug to modify a person’s behavior for criminal gain is not a recent phenomenon. However, the recent increase in reports of drug-facilitated crimes (sexual assault, robbery) has caused alarm in the general public. The drugs involved can be pharmaceuticals, such as benzodiazepines (flunitrazepam, lorazepam, etc.), hypnotics (zopiclone, zolpidem), sedatives (neuroleptics, some anti-H1) or anaesthetics (γ-hydroxybutyrate, ketamine), drugs of abuse, such as cannabis, ecstasy or LSD, or… 
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