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Title: Criminality and Driving While Intoxicated: A Comparison of DWI's and a Random Sample of Licensed Drivers
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:5  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1989)  Pages:114-126
Author(s): L A Gould
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Individuals arrested for DWI are more likely to have a prior criminal history than members of a comparison group of licensed drivers.
Abstract: The difference between single and multiple DWI offenders is also examined. Social control theory would suggest that DWI is not an isolated incident of socially unacceptable behavior, but part of a continuing deviant behavior pattern. It follows that the more DWIs the individual commits, the more likely he is to commit other crimes. An archival review of prior criminal histories for people arrested for DWI in Louisiana, including the type and number of previous arrests and certain demographic factors, supports this hypothesis. 1 table, 40 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Crime Causes; Louisiana; Social control theory
Note: Originally presented at the Mid-South Sociological Meeting, Memphis, 1987
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