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In defense of standardized field sobriety tests: Part 2, rebuttals to common criticisms.

In defense of standardized field sobriety tests: Part 2, rebuttals to common criticisms.

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Fiorentino, D. (2016). In defense of standardized field sobriety tests: Part 2, rebuttals to common criticisms. Counterpoint, 1(4), 261-284.

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In Part 1 of this series (Fiorentino, 2015), I reviewed the logic and history of the standardized field sobriety tests. In this second Part, I attempt to rebut some of the most common criticisms. The approach was fairly straight forward. I selected some material, either journal articles or book chapters that either directly or indirectly criticized the standardized field sobriety tests, and I attempted to counter those arguments.