10 March 2020, 18:30 - 19:30
Public awareness and media attention surrounding drink spiking has seen a recent increase, with a 108% rise in reporting of incidents in the UK during the past three years alone.
Despite this, there are still public misunderstanding of the situations that drink spiking may occur, the effects of the drugs involved, and importantly, how a delay in the reporting of an incident may lead to problems with confirming incidents with forensic techniques.
Dr Lata Gautam and Christopher Davies address these issues, and discuss current and recent research advances by ARU, and the future of forensic detection techniques of such drugs. They also look at findings from an online survey conducted in the UK.