DRINKING AND DRIVING LAW ENFORCEMENT IN A WINE-PRODUCING COUNTRY, A MULTI-CRITERIA PROCESS FROM 1960 TO 1990

In a country like France, which has always produced wine, legal policy on drinking and driving is in conflict at the political and social level with numerous economic and cultural interests. The economic weight of wine production, the social status of alcohol, particularly wine, and drinking habits are so many environmental factors that interfere with the law enforcement process. So evaluating how well the law functions means integrating these cultural, economic and political environmental factors into the range of functional criteria specific to law enforcement (detection, sentencing, punishment). This paper examines some official French records from the past 30 years documenting drinking-driving law implementation. The second methodological argument refers to a modelling purpose commanded by the complex working system before defined about law implementation process.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 243-271

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI 1A, Part 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1994 12:00AM