Methamphetamine: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Solving the Problem


MethamphetamineAuthors: Carla J. Raineri Padilla, George E. Hendricks, Eric S. See, and David G. Pauly

Paperback and eBook: 150 pages

ISBN: 978-1-58152-915-9  

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About the Book

Methamphetamine is a problem that pervades all parts of society, and one that requires a multidisciplinary approach to solve. It is not simply a problem for police officers, or fire personnel, or for lawyers and judges, but is a problem that affects everyone, even if they don’t know it. Meth labs represent unique hazards, from fire and explosion hazards to crazed, well-armed perpetrators. But also in these labs are the innocent victims: children raised in the labs. Meth places a social and financial burden on all parts of society.

This book was written with two audiences in mind: professionals in the field, at the forefront of the on-going battle with methamphetamine, and for the general public. We have chosen to take a multi-prong approach, using subject matter experts in a variety of areas to write separate chapters of the book.


About the Authors

Carla J. Raineri Padilla has a master’s in biotechnology and estuarine ecology, and is currently completing her dissertation for her PhD in Emergency Management. She has done extensive work in the area of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high Energy Explosives) and has both taught and conducted Hazardous Materials Response.

Dr. George Hendricks serves as the Dean of the Graduate School at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. George has twelve years of practice experience in school social work where he worked with at-risk elementary school, middle school, high school, and alternative school students. His research interests include the academic achievement of homeless children.

Dr. Eric S. See is the Chair of the Department of Justice Studies, Applied Forensic Science, and Cyber Crime at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He earned his PhD in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001. He consults with law enforcement agencies across North Carolina, and has presented across the country and in Canada on the topic of sexting, social networking, and internet dangers for teenagers and children.

David G. Pauly retired from The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command as a Special Agent-in-Charge, Commander, and Forensic Science Officer. He performed duties in approximately a dozen states within the United States and frequently worked with local, state, and federal agencies. He holds a Master of Forensic Science degree from The George Washington University and is currently the Director of Applied Forensic Science at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.