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NCJ Number: 62545 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ALCOHOL HIGHWAY SAFETY JUDICIAL STANDARDS AND EXISTING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, V 2 ANALYSIS OF STANDARDS AND CODES - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): D M MCINTYRE
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: 90
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 804 129
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: A TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF EXISTING CODES AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS RELATED TO THE PROCESSING OF DRINKING-DRIVING CASES THROUGH THE COURTS WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THEIR ADEQUACY AND APPROPRIATENESS.
Abstract: THIS REPORT IS THE SECOND PART OF A TWO-PART FINAL REPORT, PRODUCED UNDER A CONTRACT WITH THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION BY THE JOINT EFFORTS OF THE FUND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION AND INDIANA UNIVERSITY'S INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN PUBLIC SAFETY. PUBLISHED STANDARDS AND MODEL CODES WERE EXAMINED TO ASSESS THEIR APPLICABILITY (OR LACK THEREOF) TO DRINKING-DRIVING CASES. MAJOR APPELLATE COURT DECISIONS AND RESEARCH REPORTS WERE DISCUSSED WHEN RELEVANT. MEMBERS OF A 13-MAN STUDY TEAM, CONSISTING PRIMARILY OF REPRESENTATIVES OF STANDARDS-PRODUCING NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INVITED SPEAKERS, AND RESEARCH REPORTS WERE CONSULTED IN ORDER TO COMPARE THE STANDARDS AND CODES UNDER INVESTIGATION WITH REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS AND NEEDS IN THE ADJUDICATION OF DRINKING-DRIVING CASES. THE ANALYSIS WAS ORGANIZED TO PARALLEL ROUGHLY THE CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE OF STEPS TAKEN IN THE PROCESSING OF AN ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED DRIVING CASE, WITH EMPHASIS ON THOSE ACTIONS TAKEN EITHER BY THE COURT, OR AS A RESULT OF COURT AUTHORITY. IN EVERY AREA (FROM ARREST THROUGH DRIVER LICENSING AND INSURANCE ACTION) IT WAS FOUND THAT STANDARDS DID NOT FOCUS ON PARTICULAR CRIMES, ALTHOUGH RELEVANT CODES AND MODEL STATUTES OFFERED SUBSTANTIVE DEFINITION FOR SPECIFIC CRIMES, INCLUDING DRINKING-DRIVING OFFENSES. IT WAS, THEREFORE, CONCLUDED THAT EXISTING STANDARDS AND CODES DO NOT DEAL ADEQUATELY AND APPROPRIATELY WITH JUDICIAL PROCESSING OF DRINKING-DRIVING CASES, AND THAT THE SPECIAL ISSUES WHICH DIFFERENTIATE A DRINKING-DRIVING CASE ARE NOT ADDRESSED ANYWHERE. FOR RELATED DOCUMENT SEE NCJ 62544. (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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