IMPACT OF TREATMENT AND MONITORING ON PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY DWI'S

The state of Maryland maintains this nation's most intensive monitoring system for convicted drinking drivers. Each offender placed in the program by the court is required to attend a face-to-face interview once a week. In addition to the Monitor Program, judges in Prince George's County have the option of sentencing impaired drivers from 1 to 4 weeks to a specially built county DWI Facility. DUI's were divided into four groups (1) those who were placed on the State Monitor Program only, (2) those who were sentenced to DWI Facility only, (3) those who were placed in both programs, and (4) those who received neither. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact on recidivism of each of these four outcomes. Analysis of data indicated that recidivism rates for offenders not assigned to either of these treatments were considerably higher (35%) than for those offenders assigned to either the DWI or DDMP, or both programs (15% or less).

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Public Services Research Institute

    8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 230
    Landover, MD  United States  20785
  • Authors:
    • Voas, R B
    • Tippetts, S A
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 649
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1996 12:00AM