Clandestine Laboratory Analysis and Synthesis
This one-week (36 hour) course will provide students with the knowledge necessary to sample, separate, and analyze the complex chemical mixtures resulting from the manufacture of controlled substances. Students will be taught how to determine the method of clandestine manufacture and to be able to isolate and identify controlled substances and intermediate materials used and produced in illicit manufacture. A variety of instrumental techniques will be employed. Students will synthesize methamphetamine and related compounds in a safe laboratory environment. This course is intended for criminalists or forensic scientists employed by law enforcement agencies. Each class is limited to 12 students. This course is POST reimbursable, Plan IV.