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Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol

Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol
Genre: Personal injury
Length: 720 Pages
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Pub Co
Publication Year: 2014
ISBN: 1936360888
Now available in its Sixth Edition, Garriott's Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol is the hands-down indispensable textbook for forensic toxicology and for anyone involved with the medicolegal aspects of alcohol. Alcohol-related litigation typically pertains to arrests of drinking drivers, but also includes industrial accidents, public transport accidents, and violent crimes. The medicolegal aspects of alcohol are complex topics because so many different components are present in alcohol-related criminal and civil cases.
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Forensic alcohol analysis is the most frequently performed of all forensic laboratory tests. It is extremely important that alcohol analyses be preformed accurately and correctly and that the results are properly interpreted. Forensic toxicologists and pathologists are often called on to interpret the alcohol concentrations found in the specimens. Often, the results are deemed meaningless sixth samples are mishandled, equipment is incorrectly calibrated, or the results are incorrectly reported.

This Sixth revised edition is designed to continue to provide you with up-to-date and authoritative information on alcohol in all aspects of its involvement in the forensic sciences. The original authors have provided updated science and information in their topic areas, and new authors with special expertise have been brought on board. All topics in the original book have been revised and expanded and new sections including standardized field sobriety testing and uncertainty in blood and breath alcohol measurements have been added.

The wealth of information presented in this new sixth edition makes it the quintessential reference when investigating and litigating cases involving alcohol.

Topics include:

  • Chemistry of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology of Ethyl Alcohol
  • Biochemical and Physiological Research on the Disposition and Fate of Ethanol in the Body
  • Biomarkers of Acute and Chronic Alcohol Ingestion
  • Blood, Urine, and Other Fluid and Tissue Specimens for Alcohol Analyses
  • Analysis for Alcohol in Postmortem Specimens
  • Methods for Breath Analysis
  • Methods for Fluid Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Collection and Storage of Specimens for Alcohol Analysis
  • Alcohol Effects and Driving Impairment
  • Epidemiologic Basis of Alcohol-Induced Psychomotor Performance
  • Experimental Basis of Alcohol-Induced Psychomotor Performance
  • Prosecution of the Alcohol-Impaired Driving Case
  • Defense of Driving Under the Influence Cases
  • Legal Proceedings and the Expert Witness
  • Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
  • Statistical Applications in Forensic Toxicology
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