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NCJ Number: 62544 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ALCOHOL HIGHWAY SAFETY JUDICIAL STANDARDS AND EXISTING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, V 1 TECHNICAL REPORT - FINAL
Author(s): G J SCRIMGEOUR; J A PALMER; H L EDWARDS; S GOLDSPIEL; A B LOGAN
Corporate Author: Indiana University
Institute for Research in Public Safety
United States of America

American Bar Assoc
Fund for Public Education
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Chicago, IL 60637
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47401
National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Contract Number: DOT-HS-7-01625
Publication Number: DOT HS 804 128
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW OR SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF DRINKING-DRIVING CASES THROUGH THE COURTS.
Abstract: THIS REPORT WAS PRODUCED UNDER A CONTRACT WITH THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION THROUGH THE JOINT EFFORTS OF THE FUND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (ABA) AND INDIANA UNIVERSITY'S INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN PUBLIC SAFETY. THE CONTRACT WAS INTENDED TO DETERMINE WHETHER EXISTING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND CODES ADEQUATELY AND APPROPRIATELY RESPOND TO THE REALITIES OF DRINKING-DRIVING CASE PROCESSING, AND IF NOT, TO RECOMMEND WHAT MIGHT BE DONE. FROM A TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF EXISTING STANDARDS AND CODES PREPARED BY THE ABA STAFF, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT EXISTING STANDARDS AND CODES DO NOT DEAL ADEQUATELY AND APPROPRIATELY WITH JUDICIAL PROCESSING OR DRINKING-DRIVING CASES, AND THAT SPECIAL ISSUES WHICH DIFFERENTIATE A DRINKING-DRIVING CASE ARE NOT ADDRESSED ANYWHERE. THUS, THE CONTRACT STUDY TEAM SET FORTH RECOMMENDATIONS. FIRST, NEW OR SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS FOR DRINKING-DRIVING CASES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED WHERE EXISTING STANDARDS ARE SILENT, INADEQUATE, INAPPLICABLE, OR CONFLICTING. SECOND, STANDARDS-PRODUCING ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD EXAMINE AND IMPROVE EXISTING STANDARDS AND CODES IN THEIR AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. THIRD, THERE SHOULD BE A NEW, COMPREHENSIVE SET OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS SPECIFIC TO THE OFFENSE OF DRINKING AND DRIVING. FOURTH, THE ABA SHOULD TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN PROVIDING LEADERSHIP IN PLANNING, CARRYING OUT, AND COMPLETING THE STANDARDS-SETTING PROJECT. FIFTH, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE (DHEW) SHOULD TAKE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEADERSHIP IN THIS EFFORT. FINALLY, JOINT DOJ, DHEW, AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR DEVELOPING DRINKING-DRIVING STANDARDS. A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS FROM A RELATED CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR DRINKING-DRIVING CASES HELD IN CHICAGO IN 1978 IS APPENDED, ALONG WITH THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE, BACKGROUND, AND BRIEFING PAPERS. FOR RELATED DOCUMENT, SEE NCJ 62545. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LGR)
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol consumption analysis; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Criminal codes; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Highway safety; Model law; Sentencing guidelines; Standards; Traffic courts; Traffic offenses
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