Properly and Effectively Adjudicating Drugged Drivers: The Development of Online Curricula

As law enforcement and prosecutors increasingly bring drugged driving cases to court, judges need to understand the current status of research in this field and to increase public safety by applying effective sentencing parameters and evidence-based sentencing practices. The availability of training in drugged driving adjudication has varied among states and some training, such as in-person courses, can be costly and require out-of-state travel, limiting judges’ participation. In order to expand access to such training, the National Judicial College (NJC) produced a six-week online blended learning course for judges across the country on the topic of drugged driving with financial support from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS). A “blended” program is one that combines live faculty-led sessions with corresponding periods of self-study. The AAAFTS also funded the tailoring of the judges’ curriculum for an online drugged driving course for prosecutors, which was produced by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). The current report describes the process through which the curriculum and related materials were developed for the judges’ course and tailored for the prosecutors’ course. An overview of a pilot for the judges’ course, along with the outcomes of a course evaluation, are also provided.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 6p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01685251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2018 12:25PM