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Alcohol Blackouts: What Every Attorney Should Know

Alcohol is often a central dynamic in claims of sexual assault. Dr. Simpson has taught this topic for the Air Force JAG school’s “Advanced Sexual Assault Litigation Course”, the State Bar of Arizona, and multiple Air Force legal offices stateside and around the world.

  • An overview of alcohol blackouts and sexual assault allegations
  • Fragmentary vs. En Bloc blackouts
  • Blackout vs. Passed Out
  • Alcohol’s effect on the nervous system
  • It not about “how much,” its about “how quickly”
  • Potentiation with over-the-counter and prescribed medications
  • How memory works
  • Can you tell when someone is in blackout?
  • Strategies for the prosecution
  • Strategies for the defense
  • Description of relevant research
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