READING LIST

Words without deeds are like a garden full of weeds.--Chinese Proverb

 

Crow, K. E.; Batt, R. D.; (Eds.); Human metabolism of alcohol, volume I: Pharmacokinetics, medicolegal aspects and general interest; CRC Press,1989, 214p.

Finnigan, F.; Hammersley, R.; "The Effects of alcohol on performance," In: Smith, A. P.; Jones, D. M., eds; Handbook on human performance, New York, NY, Academic Press, 1999, 73-126p.

Foster, K. R.; Huber, P. W.; Judging science: scientific knowledge and the federal courts, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, c1997. What is "scientific knowledge"? When is it reliable? These deceptively simple question have been sources of endless controversy. In 1993, the U. S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the use of scientific evidence in federal courts: federal judges may admit expert scientific evidence only if it merits the label "scientific knowledge," and testimony must be scientifically "reliable" and "valid." In the book--organized around the criteria set out in the 1993 Daubert ruling, Foster and Huber consider such issues "fit" (whether a plausible theory relates specific facts to the larger factual issues in contention), the falsifiability of scientific claims, scientific error, reliability to science (particularly in epidemiology and toxicology). The meaning of "scientific validity," peer review, the problem of boundary setting, and the risks of confusion and prejudice when scientific materials is present is presented to a jury.

Garriott, James C., ed.; Medicolegal aspects of alcohol, 3rd ed. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., c1996, 526p. The 5th edition of this work is now available from Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company.

Harr, Jonathan, A Civil action, New York: Vantage Books, c1995, 502p. The Woburn, Massachusetts case of industrial ground water contamination leading to a geographical pocket of leukemia victims. Of interest are the sections about the expert witnesses.

Jaffe, J. H.; Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol, New York, Macmillan Library Reference USA, 1995, 4 vols.

Karch, Steven B.; Ed.; Drug Abuse Handbook, CRC Press, 1998, 1138p. 

Kunen, James S., Reckless disregard: corporate greed, government indifference, and the Kentucky school bus crash, Simon & Schuster, c1994, 379 p. The true story of the 1988 Kentucky bus crash in which a drunk driver killed more than 25 children and adults. Karolyn Nunnallee and Jane Fair both lost daughters killed in the crash. Their story includes lawsuits against Ford Motor Company and Sheller-Globe manufacturers of the school buses and chassis which contributed to the loss of life through placement of an unprotected fuel tank near the door.

Lieberman, David J., Never be lied to again : how to get the truth in 5 minutes or less in any conversation or situation, St. Martin's Press, c1998, 205p.

Marshall, Mac; Oleson, Alice; "MADDer than hell," QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH, February, 1996, 6 (1): 6-23.

Nelson, Bonnie R., Criminal justice research in libraries and on the Internet, Greenwood, 1997, 304p.

Sun-Tzu, The Art of war, by Sun Tzu; edited, with a foreword by James Clavell, Delacorte Press, c1983, 82p. This work advises "know your enemy" and is a quick read.

updated 12/22/16