EVALUATION AND SYSTEM DESCRIPTION OF ASAP JUDICIAL SYSTEMS. VOLUME V: PHOENIX, ARIZONA CASE STUDY

The objective of the Phoenix case study was to document and assess the efforts of the Phoenix drinking-driver control system to manage an exceptionally large volume of drinking-driving cases and to provide an inducement for DWI offenders to participate in appropriate alcohol therapy. The study described and evaluated a special prosecution-based program called PACT. PACT is a comprehensive plea-bargaining program designed to provide an expedient, uniform, and fair method of classifying and diverting DWI offenders into a short-term alcohol rehabilitation program with the incentive of earning a plea bargain which avoided a mandatory jail sentence. The PACT concept was found to be effective and transferable to any system requiring a routine, high-volume but discriminating referral mechanism.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 4, PB-285952 and Volume 6, PB-285954. Also available in set of 6 reports PC E14, PB-285 948-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Research in Public Safety
    Bloomington, IN  USA  47401

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Palmer, J A
    • Ripberger, R J
    • Skelton, D T
    • Scrimgeour, G J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-472 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00958
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM