THE IMPACT OF COURT MONITORING AND NO-PLEA BARGAINING LAWS ON DWI BEHAVIOR, ENFORCEMENT, AND ADJUDICATION

Court monitoring activities and no-plea bargaining laws are two efforts designed to affect the process of adjudicating driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) offenders. Both focus on consistent application of the DWI laws and penalties. However, to achieve the ultimate goal - that of reducing DWI-related accidents - they must also affect the police enforcement and normative driver behavior. This paper discusses the commonalities and differences between the two approaches, the difficulties inherent to the scientific assessment of their benefits, the available data on their impact, and their potential benefits for reducing driving while intoxicated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brain Information Service

    California University, Center for Health Science
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • Shinar, D
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

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  • Accession Number: 00622998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 387
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1996 12:00AM