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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast provides a detailed analysis of alcohol testing and drug testing in children from a family court perspective. The discussion includes an overview of the types of testing which are used by laboratories; the results that can be provided; examples of key case studies; and points on what practitioners should look for when using these services.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the different types of tests which can detect alcohol levels;
  • Appreciate the pro and cons of different methods of hair testing;
  • Know what kind of results can be achieved by such testing;
  • Understand which types of testing would be appropriate for certain cases;
  • Recognise the difference between testing adults and testing children;
  • Be aware of what standards should be found in the testing industry.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Market Update / Hot Topic
Soft Skills
Sources and References:

In this CPDcast, David Nicholson from DNA Legal discusses both alcohol testing in adults and drug testing in children, from a family court perspective. He details the different types of testing which can be used; the results which can be achieved; provides examples of cases studies; and highlights the standards practitioners should expect from this industry.

Date Recorded: 21st August 2014


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