A THEORY AND EMPIRICAL STUDY OF WHAT DETERS DRINKING DRIVERS, IF, WHEN AND WHY!

A DEBATE IS PRESENTLY RAGING CONCERNING WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH THE DRINKING DRIVER BY CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OR WHETHER WE SHOULD DE-CRIMINALIZE OUR APPROACH BY SUBSTITUTING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES. THIS STUDY CONFIRMS THE BELIEF THAT DRINKING AND DRIVING ARE ESTABLISHED BEHAVIOR PATTERMS AND THAT DRUNK DRIVING, EXCEPT WHEN SERIOUS INJURY IS CAUSED, DOES NOT EVOKE MORAL CONDEMNATION IN THE COMMUNITY. SIMPLE SOLUTIONS INVOLVING MINOR MODIFICATIONS IN THE PRESENT APPROACH DO NOT PROMISE MUCH SUCCESS. ANY SINGLE APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM IS APT TO FAIL AND ONLY A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH ATTACKING THE PROBLEM AT DIFFERENT LEVELS MIGHT WORK. THIS PAPER CONTRIBUTES TO OUR KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LEGAL CONTROLS AT A REASONABLE SOCIAL COST. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 23, No 1, PP 23-57
  • Corporate Authors:

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    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Little, J W
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

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  • Accession Number: 00223429
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  • Created Date: May 10 2003 12:00AM