The busiest department in the crime lab

Lecture 12 – Drugs and Poisons

More time and resources in crime labs is spent testing and investigating illegal substances than ALL OTHER evidence combined.

More than 50%. For this reason, the US Proceeds of Crime Act mandates that the $$ raised through selling the property of the criminals goes to the agency that caught them to specifically fund their chemistry lab.

‘Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works” is a The Great Courses DVD lecture series