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Forensic Pharmacology
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  • Authored by: Beth E. Zedeck, MSW, RN, MSN and Morris S. Zedeck, Ph.D.; Series Editor: Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Inside Forensic Science
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791089207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8920-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 600
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 144


Forensic Pharmacology describes one aspect of forensic science: forensic pharmacology and toxicology of drugs of abuse. The reader is introduced to the daily work of the scientists, the principles of pharmacology and toxicology, the technical analysis of drugs, and the characteristics of eight major categories of drug abuse. The text is a handy reference source for people of all ages interested in the solving of drug-related crimes.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Beth E. Zedeck, MSW, RN, MSN, received a B.A. in psychology and an M.S.W. degree in social work with a specialization in alcohol and substance abuse from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. As a licensed certified social worker, Beth spent 15 years in San Francisco and New York City, working with adolescents and their families in both psychiatric and substance abuse treatment settings. Ms. Zedeck also has a B.S. and an M.S. in nursing pediatrics from Columbia University.

Morris S. Zedeck, Ph.D., received a B.S. in pharmacy from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, Long Island University; a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan; and an M.B.A. from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York. Former adjunct associate professor in the department of sciences at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he is currently president of Zedeck Advisory Group, Inc., New York, where he serves as a consultant to attorneys and as an expert witness in pharmacology and toxicology. Zedeck has testified in more than 170 criminal and civil cases involving murder, rape, effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving, testing of controlled substances, medical malpractice, personal injury, and toxic torts.

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