COURT INTERVENTION: PRE-SENTENCE INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR DRINKING/DRIVING OFFENSES

The purpose of the project was the development, test, and evaluation of a seminar training package for Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) personnel who screen persons convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) to determine their levels of alcohol abuse. This report describes the activities involved in data collection, task analysis, materials development and validation by means of five administrations of the training across the country. The three-volume package includes a Course Guide, Instructor's Guide, and Participant's Manual. The project activities described are: (1) the PSI task analysis, (2) determination of training requirements, (3) development of criterion objectives and a program of instruction, and (4) seminar tryout and evaluation. An additional task, development of a 12-hour judicial seminar on "Alcohol and the Courts," is also covered. The final section of this report presents the contractors' conclusions and recommendations for future conduct of both the PSI and the judicial seminar package.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Science Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 158
    Butler, PA  United States  16001

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of State Program Assistance, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Nesbitt, M W
    • McGill, D W
  • Publication Date: 1978-6-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-651 Final Rpt., ASA-493
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM