4126 persons arrested for drunk driving (dwi) in Memphis were classified as either social or problem drinkers and were randomly assigned to one of the following treatments: control, probation supervision, education/therapy, or supervision plus education/therapy. Each client was followed up for at least two years after referral to the project. It was concluded that the treatment programs were not effective in reducing rearrests for dwi or for other misdemeanors and felonies. Arguments can be made that the treatment programs were inappropriate for many of the project's clients. However, strong arguments can also be made that any such experiments, regardless of the treatment tested, are unlikely to produce signficant treatment effects because of other aspects of the sanctioning process. (Author/TRRL)

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    National Council on Crime and Delinquency

    760 Market Street, NO 433
    San Francisco, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Holden, R T
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00392711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM