Chapter 4: Alcohol

This chapter includes the interactive presentation which covers the following subtopics linked to alcohol in a forensic setting: historical uses, effect on the body, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and metabolites in biological fluids. A case from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) highlights the alcohol testing and alcohol elimination from the body.

The podcast is a combination of current news on the impaired driving laws in addition to highlights from several CanLII cases where alcohol testing played an integral role.


Interactive Presentation

Please use the navigation arrows located at the bottom centre of the presentation window to move through the 53 slides in this interactive presentation.

There are also 6 questions throughout the presentation, which you will receive immediate feedback on and can retry multiple times.


Slides: Module I Ch 4 Alcohol



This podcast episode [19:31] starts with the news coverage on the topic of changes to the impaired driving laws, and transitions into two CanLII cases. The cases describe alcohol testing and several assumptions made when interpreting the alcohol concentrations at the time of the incident.

Click on the image below to open a new window and listen to this podcast episode on Spreaker!alcohol podcast episode

Audio Transcript

Clicking the link below will open the audio transcript for this podcast episode in a new window. You will then have the option to download the pdf file if you choose to.

Chapter 4: Alcohol – TRANSCRIPT


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