THE MOTORING OFFENDER - WHO IS HE?

This article is an attempt to re-interpret the data collected for Willett[s "Criminal on the Road - a study of Serious Motoring Offences and Those Who Commit Them". It seeks to group motoring offences into "driving" offences and "dishonest" offences and in so doing records that few "dishonest" offences such as lack of insurance cover come to light through road accidents. In contrast a high proportion of "driving" offences involve accidents. The type of vehicle involved in motoring offences is considered and also the age distribution of the offenders. Reference is made to studies of this subject in Canada, USA, and Denmark. The occurrence of motoring of offences, grouped as above and as a whole are considered against the background of the occupational and social class of the offenders. Finally, the motoring offenders are considered in the light of previous criminal records. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carswell Company Limited

    233 Midland Avenue
    Agincoust, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Steer, D J
    • Carr-Hill, R A
  • Publication Date: 1967

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 214-24
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM