Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence is a scientific treatise for the forensic science practitioner, prosecutor, judge, and defense attorney that provides relevant non-biased scientific information covering different aspects of DUI- and DUID-related cases. Leading DUI defense practitioners and scientists from across the country guide the reader through relevant and emerging forensic science related issues in DUI and DUID.
This year's edition covers imperative pre-analytical steps of calibration of instruments in two different chapters, as well as the inevitable human errors that undermine qualitative and quantitative results. It discusses aspects of breath testing science, blood testing by gas chromatography, and the pitfalls of hospital enzymatic testing and urine alcohol testing. The hot topic of medicinal cannabis is looked at from the perspective of a lawyer and former state scientist, as well as a respected neurologist. Sources of post-mortem ethanol concentration are also detailed, along with a scientific analysis of the Justin Bieber DUI prosecution. This volume is not simply a must-have; it is a must-read.