Chemical submission: results of 4-year French inquiry

  title={Chemical submission: results of 4-year French inquiry},
  author={S. Djezzar and Franck Questel and E. Burin and Sylvain Dally and the French Network of Centers for Evaluation and Infor Pharmacodependence},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
Psychoactive substances may be administered without the knowledge of a victim in order to induce incapacitation and thus facilitate criminal actions. The characteristics of the victims and the drugs used in such suspected chemical submissions (CS) were analyzed in 309 cases collected from October 2003 to December 2007 through a national survey. Out of 309 cases, 158 met all criteria of CS. The victims were mostly female (n = 89, 56%). The type of aggression was mostly sexual assault (in 79… 

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