DFC 1: Drug Facilitated Crime: Core Principles

Course Description:

This course is the first in a series on drug facilitated crime (DFC). Dr. Lebeau begins by defining drug facilitated crimes and providing an overview of common signs and symptoms reported by victims. The role of surreptitious drug administration versus voluntary intoxication is also discussed, along with four major challenges encountered during this type of investigation. Dr. Lebeau also discusses the types of drugs commonly seen in DFC and relevant pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles that impact investigation of the incident. The impact of drugs on victim reports is reviewed, along with considerations for specimen collection and laboratory selection.

Recommended Learners:
Law Enforcement Officers
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Dr. Marc LeBeau

Marc A. LeBeau, PhD, is a Senior Forensic Scientist of the Scientific Analysis Section at the FBI Laboratory. Dr. LeBeau holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University (1988) and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven (1990). In 2005, he received his Doctorate in Toxicology from the University of Maryland – Baltimore. See full bio. 
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