Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Crimes of drug-facilitated sexual assault are reaching alarming numbers throught the world. While drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB have become known as date-rape drugs, many other drugs have or could be used in the same manner. This book educates the reader in how drugs are used as weapons in committing sexual assaults -- and is written for all those involved in the investigation of these crimes (forensic scientists, law enforcement, lawyers, toxicologists) and focuses on the idea of teamwork for a successful investigation. The first portion of the handbook deals with the history of drug-facilitated crimes and provides an overview of how these crimes have changed over the years. The next portion addresses the difficulties surrounding the investigation and finally, the handbook outlines ideas and suggestions to overcome some of the difficulties encountered in these cases. From Academic Press, "Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault" is available online at www.academicpress.com.

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