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NCJ Number: 229940 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Courts for DWI Offenders?: The Effectiveness of Two Hybrid Drug Courts on DWI Offenders
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:38  Issue:1  Dated:January/February 2010  Pages:25-33
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Bouffard; Katie A. Richardson; Travis Franklin
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 9
Publisher: http://www.elsevier.com 
Type: Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The effectiveness of drug courts for illegal drug-involved offenders has been well documented (Belenko, 1998, 2001; Wilson, Mitchell, & MacKenzie, 2006); however, few studies had examined whether they work for repeat "driving while intoxicated" (DWI) or "driving under the influence" (DUI) offenders.
Abstract: The current study examined 66 offenders who had completed one of two hybrid DUI/drug courts (compared to 86 similar parolees) operating in two small cities in a single Midwestern State. Results suggested that among non-DUI offenders, completion of the drug court program reduced recidivism, as might be expected; however, among the subsample of chronic DUI offenders no significant recidivism reduction was noted. These results add to the small, but growing literature suggesting that DUI courts (as they are currently being implemented) may not be an effective way to reduce the occurrence of repeat DUI offenses. Suggestions for DUI court implementation and future research are presented. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol abuse prevention; Comparative analysis; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drug prevention programs; Drunk driver programs; Recidivism; Treatment effectiveness
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