The motivation to write Forensic Alcohol Test Evidence (FATE) is an extension of my long-standing interest in learning and explaining how things work. As an undergraduate, my focus on the neurophysiology of the brain and behavior was a passion that grew, as did the opportunity to work with excellent mentors at Queens College of the City University of New York and at Rockefeller University, where I continued working after completing my undergraduate degree and before starting my graduate work in psychobiology at Binghamton University. My research at the Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies and the Rutgers Alcohol Behavior Research Lab allowed me to
follow my scientific curiosity about the relationship between the brain, behavioral
psychology, and alcohol. Coincidentally, this academic background in both laboratory research and clinical testing related to alcohol met the need of the legal community to have a resource to answer both analytical and biobehavioral questions about the role, if any, of alcohol in a crime or accident.
It is a privilege to apply my lifelong experience as an alcohol research scientist, teacher, and author on the biobehavioral effects of alcohol to matters of the law. Everyday medico-legal problems associated with the consequences of alcohol use disorders require answers, and it is for this reason, FATE was written. In FATE, many of the issues pertinent to a thorough forensic evaluation and trial testimony are discussed, but most importantly, my philosophy in forensic cases is to focus on consistent, unbiased, and comprehensive application of diverse scientific disciplines and research to questions of forensic
CHAPTER 1. WHAT IS FORENSIC ALCOHOL TEST EVIDENCE?
CHAPTER 2. WHAT IS FORENSIC ALCOHOL EVIDENCE?
CHAPTER 3. PHARMACOLOGY OF ALCOHOL
CHAPTER 4. LABORATORY AND CLINICAL-BASED TESTS OF IMPAIRMENT
CHAPTER 5. DWI, HIGH-RISK BEHAVIORS, AND INJURIES
CHAPTER 6. ALCOHOL AND THE LAW: DRUNK DRIVING, VISIBLE INTOXICATION, AND AGGRESSION
CHAPTER 7. THE DWI INVESTIGATION AND ARREST
CHAPTER 8. ALCOHOL–DRUG INTERACTIONS
CHAPTER 9. MEDICAL CONSEQUENCES AND TOXICOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
CHAPTER 10. ALCOHOL USE, TOLERANCE, AND DEPENDENCE
CHAPTER 11. ALCOHOL CALCULATIONS
CHAPTER 12. ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 13. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY: ALCOHOL AND MEMORY
Title: FORENSIC ALCOHOL TEST EVIDENCE (FATE)
Author: JOHN BRICK