This is the Instructor's Guide for a training seminar on pre-sentence investigation (PSI) techniques for drinking/driving offenses. The seminar is directed toward increasing PSI personnel awareness of the necessity for, and importance of, identification of the level of alcohol abuse among the drinking/driving offender population. This Guide contains a description of the seminar, including: purpose and scope; agenda; the Instructor's role; guidelines for planning; instructional methods; and guidelines for conduct. This is followed by the Lesson Plans, which are presented in the following units: (1) Introduction and Overview; (2) The Problem Drinking Driver; (3) Alcohol and Impairment; (4) The Responsibilities of PSI Personnel; (5) Screening Instruments; (6) Practical Application; (7) Report Writing; (8) Court-Monitored Rehabilitation Program; and (9) Summary. There are two appendices. Appendix A contains questions and answers on alcohol use and abuse. Appendix B contains criteria compiled by a committee of medical authorities from the National Council on Alcoholism to establish guidelines for the proper diagnosis and evaluation of alcoholism, and alcoholism screening tests developed, respectively, by the National Council on Alcoholism, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and the state of Michigan.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-900 035
  • Files: HSL, NTL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1996 12:00AM