Journal Published Online: 01 January 1999
Volume 44, Issue 1

Recommendations for Toxicological Investigations of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults



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.

Author Information

LeBeau, M
Chemistry Unit, FBI Laboratory, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.
Andollo, W
Dade County Medical Examiner Dept., Miami, Florida
Hearn, WL
Dade County Medical Examiner Dept., Miami, Florida
Baselt, R
Chemical Toxicology Institute, Foster City, California
Cone, E
National Institute of Drug Abuse, Baltimore, Maryland
Finkle, B
, Cameron, Montana
Fraser, D
Food and Drug Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jenkins, A
Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio
Mayer, J
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario and The Centre of Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
Negrusz, A
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Poklis, A
Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Walls, HC
University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Raymon, L
University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Robertson, M
National Medical Services, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Saady, J
Virginia Division of Forensic Science, Richmond, Virginia
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14442J