General deterrence is the effect of a threatened sanction on behavior in the general population to which the law is addressed. It includes the full range of educative and habituative influences that might emanate from the law and its associated sanctions. A system analysis was completed of the general deterrence of driving while intoxicated (DWI). The analysis identified system elements relevant to the DWI decision and assessed potential countermeasures that might be employed in general deterrence programs. A framework for DWI general deterrence is defined, the analytical methods employed are described, and the conclusions and recommendations derived from study results are presented. Central to the study was a system model developed for interrelating factors which influence DWI deterrrence, and an associated computer-based simulation program employed for examining DWI deterrence alternatives.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • SUMMERS, L G
    • HARRIS, D H
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 205-213
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 087, HS-025 242
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01456
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1983 12:00AM