THE ROAD TO CRIME

Research has been conducted at Cambridge University, UK, into the link between traffic offenders and mainstream criminal offences. The research found that many serious traffic offenders had committed other crimes, suggesting that there is merit in analysing the criminal careers of minor traffic offenders. The research involved examining the Home Office Offenders Index, which contains the criminal histories of those convicted of an indictable offence in England and Wales from 1963 onwards. A national survey on young people and crime was conducted and 132 traffic officers were interviewed. The strongest link between traffic offenders and mainstream crime was identified in those who had been convicted of driving while disqualified. A significant number of people who had been convicted of dangerous driving had a previous conviction for car theft. The research suggested that greater effort could be given to targeting disqualified drivers through the use of intelligence.

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    Jane's Information Group

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  • Authors:
    • MASON, G
  • Publication Date: 2001-3-16

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 20-1
  • Serial:
    • POLICE REVIEW
    • Volume: 109
    • Issue Number: 5613
    • Publisher: POLICE REVIEW PUBLISHING CO LTD
    • ISSN: 0309-1414

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM