Breaking Bad Down Under: Chemistry and Illicit Drug Investigations
A talk by Jess Murdock – Clandestine Lab Investigations, Forensic Science Laboratory, ChemCentre
While TV shows such as Breaking Bad and Narcos familiarise viewers with the manufacture and distribution of illicit drugs, in reality, these crime scenes are far from glamorous or sophisticated! From identifying an unknown tablet or powder sample to safely dismantling active drug laboratories or giving expert scientific evidence in criminal proceedings, the role of a forensic chemist is crucial to illicit drug investigations. Join Jess as she shares interesting case studies and examples that highlight the varied roles forensic chemists play in the investigation of drug crime in Western Australia.