Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2020)
A detailed legal study of toxicology with special reference to narcotics
Author(s): Sonali Awasthi
Abstract: Toxicology refers to a scientific discipline which overlaps with the various other subjects such as chemistry, medicine, biology and pharmacology. It is the study that is related to adverse and harmful effects of any chemical substance on any living being. Narcotics is a kind of drug that has a deteriorating and a worsening effect on the body and mind of the human being. The Narcotic drugs are classified broadly into three main categories such as: Sedatives, Hallucinogens and Stimulants. This research paper is based on the doctrinal and qualitative research methodology. For this particular research the data has been collected from various sources such as scientific articles, books related to forensic sciences, bibliographic reviews, case laws, scientific journals, online research and various other secondary documents are used for a theoretical subject matter. This methodology is commonly used by researchers to arrive at conclusion by collecting qualitative data from the secondary sources such as books, journals, excerpts, articles and various other documents. The present study discusses about the legal aspects of different types of Narcotics Drugs. The paper also focuses on the drug abuse and its effects. The judicial perspective and recent trends related to toxicology with special references to narcotics has been dealt in this paper.