Recommendations for toxicological investigations of drug-facilitated sexual assaults

Marc LeBeau, Wilmo Andollo, W. Lee Hearn, Randall Baselt, Edward Cone, Bryan Finkle, Diane Fraser, Amanda Jenkins, Joel Mayer, Adam Negrusz, Alphonse Poklis, H. Chip Walls, Lionel Raymon, Michael Robertson, Joseph Saady

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Abstract

The recent increase in reports of drug-facilitated sexual assaults has caused alarm in the general public and prompted forensic toxicologists from across North America to address the toxicological issues surrounding this matter. The authors have developed recommendations and guidelines to inform law enforcement, medical, and scientific personnel of the requirements for performing successful toxicological examinations in cases of drug- facilitated rape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Date rape
  • Drug rape
  • Drug-facilitated
  • Forensic science
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Sexual assault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics

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