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category: Law
published: Nov 2011
publisher: Irwin Law Inc.

Wigmore on Alcohol

Courtroom Alcohol Toxicology for the Medicolegal Professional

by James G Wigmore

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Wigmore on Alcohol is an indispensable tool for medical and legal practitioners looking for up-to-date scientific evidence related to blood alcohol. The author, James G. Wigmore, is a forensic alcohol toxicologist who has testified in over 600 criminal trials at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in civil and coroner cases, and has published more than 50 articles in the field of forensic alcohol toxicology. Wigmore has developed the definitive sourcebook on courtroom alcohol toxicology for the medicolegal professional. The book is an exhaustive survey of the scientific literature dealing with blood alcohol. The book abstracts over 650 articles from the periodical literature around the world and presents the information in a clear and systematic format which is easily accessible by both experts and lay persons.

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James G Wigmore

James G. Wigmore worked as a forensic alcohol toxicologist at one of the foremost forensic laboratory in North America — the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, Ontario — for over twenty-nine years. He has testified in over 700 criminal cases throughout Canada, in personal injury civil cases, coroner’s inquests, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario hearings, and a military court martial in Germany. He has published numerous scientific studies in this area, which have been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada (R v St. Onge-Lamoreux, 2012). In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious Derome Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Science in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of forensic science. Between 2004 and 2012, he taught on the Robert F. Borkenstein Course at Indiana University in Bloomington. He has presented many seminars and alcohol workshops to numerous medicolegal organizations, including the Ontario Crown Attorneys, the California DUI Lawyers Association, the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (Texas), the Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), and at various judges’ meetings.
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"This is truly an exceptional resource for any active professional and practitioner working in the area of forensic alcohol be they a toxicologist, researcher, educator, prosecutor, defense attorney, judge or law enforcement officer. As one of the online reviewers stated, Wigmore on Alcohol will be the new "Alcohol Bible" for years to come."

— J. Robert Zettl, BS, MPA, Newsletter, International Association for Chemical Testing, Volume 23, no.1, March, 2012, p. 2

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