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Wigmore on Alcohol

Courtroom Alcohol Toxicology for the Medicolegal Professional

by James G Wigmore

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list price: $100
also available: eBook
category: Law
published: 2011
publisher: Irwin Law Inc.

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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About the Author

James G Wigmore

James G. Wigmore worked as a forensic alcohol toxicologist at one of the foremost laboratories in North America — the Centre of Forensic Sciences, in Toronto, Ontario — from 1976 until his retirement in 2005. He obtained his honors B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1980. He is a designated analyst under section 254(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada and was a member of the national advisory board, the Alcohol Test Committee (which advises the federal Department of Justice on breath and blood alcohol testing), from 1993 to 2005. Wigmore has testified in over 600 criminal trials at various levels of court as well as civil and coroner cases, and has published more than 50 articles in the field of forensic alcohol toxicology. He was the recipient in October 2005 of the most prestigious award of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, the Derome Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of forensic science. In 2004, Wigmore became a faculty member of the Center of Studies for Law in Action, and he lectures at the Borkenstein Course at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

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