The British policy for controlling the high risk offender who is unlikely to be deterred by the normal legal sanctions is described. Recent research from Tayside Safe Driving project has led to 3 changes in the approach. First, it is recognized that the majority of offenders are missed by the present criteria for the high risk offender scheme. As an interim measure, the criterion will be lowered to all offenders above 200 mg/100 ml and all second and subsequent offenders. Secondly, the importance of biological markers as predictors of problem drinking and accident liability is now recognized. They offer a useful tool in choosing appropriate treatment programs for different types of offenders. Treatment programs are now being piloted with a view to having a comprehensive uniform national treatment scheme along the lines of the German one. Thirdly, it has been recognized by the police that present enforcement methods are ineffective at catching high risk offenders.

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    Brain Information Service

    California University, Center for Health Science
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • DUNBAR, J A
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

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  • Accession Number: 00603405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM