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Title: Prevention of Recidivism by DWI Offenders
Journal: Alcohol, Drugs and Driving  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:(January-March 1991)  Pages:1-69
Editor(s): H Moskowitz
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 69
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Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
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Annotation: This document contains papers presented at an International Symposium on Prevention of Recidivism by DWI Offenders which was held May 11-13, 1990 in Santa Monica, California.
Abstract: The Symposium focused on evaluating methods of preventing recidivism in drivers convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol. The Symposium concentrated on examining methods of changing the behavior of individuals apprehended and convicted of DWI by the legal enforcement system. Participants evaluated punishment (e.g., jail), administrative procedures (e.g., license suspension), and rehabilitation (e.g., drinking driving schools, individual treatment). The Symposium also considered other techniques, and examined the current state of knowledge regarding the efficacies of these techniques as well as problems in administering recidivism prevention programs. The document includes a list of Symposium participants, author biographies, and the following articles: (1) Subtypes of DWIs and High Risk Drivers; (2) The General and Specific Deterrent Effect of DUI Sanctions; (3) The Effect of License Suspension Upon DWI Recidivism; (4) The Effectiveness of Administrative License Suspension Laws; and (5) License Deprivation as a Drunk-Driver Sanction. Tables, references, figures, abstracts, Key Word In Context index, author index
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; California; Cause removal crime prevention; Criminology; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drunk driver programs; Laws and Statutes; Recidivism; Symposia
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