New Books Cover Toxic Chemicals and Child Abuse

September 14, 2020 — Elsevier recently announced the publication of two new titles in the area of forensics: Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management; and Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Third Edition.

Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management
by India Bryce and Wayne Petherick

This book covers the issue of child sexual abuse from several viewpoints. The book approaches child abuse from both victimization and offender perspectives, offering applied perspectives from experts and practitioners in the field, including discussions on policing, child safety, and intelligence. This is a significant divergence from the literature most commonly provided in the market. Other sections cover psychological, physical abuse, and neglect, protective factors (at individual and community levels), recognition, responses, biopsychosocial outcomes (dealt with in discrete chapters), public policy, prevention, institutional abuse, children and corrections, treatment, management, and much more.

Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents, Third Edition
by Ramesh Gupta

This new edition covers every aspect of deadly toxic chemicals used in conflicts, warfare, and terrorism. Including findings from experimental as well as clinical studies, this essential reference offers in-depth coverage of individual toxicants, target organ toxicity, major incidents, toxic effects in humans, animals and wildlife, biosensors and biomarkers, on-site and laboratory analytical methods, decontamination and detoxification procedures, and countermeasures. Expanding on the second edition, this title has been completely updated, presenting the most recent advances in the field. Brand new chapters include a new chapter on emergency preparedness, coverage of the chemical warfare agents used in Syria, the use of the Novichok agent in the UK, and more.


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