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Title: Evaluation of Treatment and Monitoring Programs for Drunken Drivers
Journal: Journal of Traffic Medicine  Volume:18  Dated:(1990)  Pages:15-26
Author(s): R B Voas; A S Tippetts
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study compared 2-year recidivism rates for a group of 8,938 convicted drunken drivers in Maryland.
Abstract: The sample included four groups: drivers sentenced to treatment in an inpatient facility for up to four weeks; drivers placed in a weekly, face-to-face monitoring program for up to 2 years; drivers assigned to neither program; and drivers assigned to both programs. The results of several statistical analyses revealed that offenders assigned to the inpatient treatment facility or the monitoring program had lower recidivism rates than offenders assigned to neither program. The impact of the treatment program appeared to be greater for first offenders than for multiple offenders. However, even for first-time offenders, the effectiveness of the program was greater in the first year following conviction than in the second year. Sentencing the offenders to treatment seemed to increase the time between the index conviction and a subsequent DWI conviction for those offenders who did reoffend. The highest recidivism rate was found among young drivers under the age of 21. 1 table, 4 figures, and 19 references
Main Term(s): Drug offenders
Index Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drunk driver programs; Maryland; Recidivism statistics
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