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Justice Summit Final Report (posted 09-08-03)
The Criminal Justice Impaired Driving Seminar was held in November 2002
in collaboration with the National Criminal Justice Association. The summary
report reviewed impaired driving from arrest through adjudication, to
finality of the case. This report which includes the recommendations of
the participants to improve criminal justice system, as it pertains to
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of A Day Reporting Center for Repeat DWI Offenders
This research report describes and evaluates the effectiveness of a Day
Reporting Center (DRC) in Phoenix, Arizona in reducing the DWI recidivism
of repeat DWI offenders. The study found that the DRC program was no more
effective in reducing recidivism than was a standard probation program.
However, other measures of effectiveness yielded more positive results.
of Checkpoint Tennessee: Tennessee's Statewide Sobriety Checkpoint Program,
This report describes the results of a NHTSA cooperative agreement with
the state of Tennessee to conduct a highly publicized sobriety checkpoint
program throughout the state and evaluate the effects of that program.
of DWI Conviction Rate Procedures
This research study examined how various jurisdictions across the country
compute their DWI conviction rates. Although it seems like there would
be an obvious and standardized method, in reality, various methods are
used, making comparisons between jurisdictions difficult. The objective
of this study was to document if different formulas are used, determine
the positives and negatives of different approaches, and recommend a conviction
rates formula. (Also
Available in PDF version)
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for a Suspended or Revoked Operator Enforcement Program
The National Sheriffs' Association,
is proud to have taken the lead in researching, testing, and publishing
a model program entitled "Guidelines for a Suspended or Revoked Operator
Enforcement Program." This program has proven to be a very effective enforcement
tool for administrators desiring to address the growing problem of multiple
suspended or revoked operators who openly disregard compliance with the
law by continuing to drive. Also Download
PDF version (222KB)
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Enforcement Executives Summit on Drugs, Driving and Youth Also in
.pdf - In February 2000 (posted 6-22-01)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International
Association of Chiefs of Police held a conference to address youth alcohol,
other drugs, and driving. This is a summary report of the Summit.
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and Solutions in DWI Enforcement Systems (posted 01-98)
Many alcohol-impaired drivers go either undetected
or unpunished. This report attempts to identify where and how these individuals
slip through the cracks in the criminal justice system. It also suggests
potential fixes to close those loopholes.
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for Success: Combatting Juvenile DUI (posted
A four-part document within
one cover that presents the case for building a comprehensive criminal
justice system response to juvenile impaired driving and underage drinking.
The publication identifies and describes eight program foundation elements,
provides tools (policies, programs and other backup material) to assist
in developing a comprehensive system and provides advice from criminal
justice officials to their peers in the form of pull-out pamphlets.
Traffic Safety Today - Criminal Justice Leadership Meeting (posted 10/28/04)
In September 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) convened a meeting of criminal justice association leaders to address strategies for reducing traffic crashes. This 34-page report summarizes the meeting and identifies actions to improve traffic safety.
of Sobriety Checkpoints for Impaired Driving Enforcement, (posted 11-1990)
These guidelines have been designed to provide law enforcement agencies
with a uniform and successful method to plan, operate and evaluate sobriety
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of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Battery at BACS Below 0.10 Percent,
This report documents study results which evaluated the accuracy of the
Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) battery to assist officers in
making arrest decisions for DWI at blood alcohol concentrations (BACs)
below 0.10 percent.