The Institute for Research in Public Safety in Indiana was contracted by the Department of Transportation to conduct a Judicial Seminar in Alcohol Safety. The activities included the conducting of seminars, training of instructors, review of materials, and review of films. A discussion of the various administrative problems that presented themselves, e.g. scheduling, judges' attendance, etc., is given since it was found that these problems affected the effort, and should be improved for future seminars. Observation of the participants showed a range of attitudes and knowledge. The majority of judges found the training session to be a positive experience, and there were many changes in attitude and knowledge. Behavioral commitments on the part of the trainees was evaluated by their willingness to accept new referral forms, DWI-school programs, to support new sentencing procedures, and other objectives the instructors advocated. To determine the long-term effects, a questionnaire evaluating the seminar was sent to the ASAP's which had hosted the seminars. These questionnaires elicited favorable remarks and indicated that the success of the seminar was due mostly to the competence of the ASAP directors. The most prominent feature of this whole project is its emphasis on the judges it proposed to educate,. In order to improve the attitudes and decisions of judges regarding drinking drivers a nation-wide training program must be specifically designed for those it wishes to teach.

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    Indiana University, Bloomington

    107 S Indiana Avenue
    Bloomington, IN  United States  47405
  • Publication Date: 1973-4-30

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS034-2-409-73-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-034-2-409
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM