1st Edition

Forensic Issues in Alcohol Testing

Edited By Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM Copyright 2008
    154 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price.

    Forensic Issues in Alcohol Testing offers concise and focused information specific to the interests of forensic scientists and clinical and forensic toxicologists. It analyzes the acute effects of alcohol intoxication and the methods by which investigators can measure alcohol concentration in blood, urine, and breath. It considers extenuating circumstances affecting acute impairment by detailing the disposition and fate of alcohol in the body as well as the factors influencing absorption, distribution, and elimination. Specific chapters address difficulties in measuring and interpreting post-mortem alcohol concentrations due to poor quality of specimen, sampling site differences, and post-mortem diffusion or synthesis. Recent advances in biochemical testing make it possible to quantitate chronic alcohol ingestion, and the book analyzes the efficacy of these tests as evaluators of dependence or potential for dependence.

    Measuring Acute Alcohol Impairment, C.S. Martin, Ph.D.
    Update on Clinical and Forensic Analysis of Alcohol, A.W. Jones, D.Sc. and D.J. Pounder, M.D.
    Post-Mortem Alcohol — Aspects of Interpretation, D.J. Pounder, M.D. and A.W. Jones, D.Sc.
    Recent Advances in Biochemical Tests for Acute and Chronic Alcohol Consumption, A. Helander, Ph.D. and A.W. Jones, D.Sc.
    Alcohol Determination in Point of Collection Testing, J.R. Zettl, B.S., M.P.A., DABFE Index


    Steven B. Karch MD, FFFLM