Drunk Driving: An American Dilemma

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University of Chicago Press, 1989 - Health & Fitness - 259 pages
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In this ambitious interdisciplinary study, James B. Jacobs provides the first comprehensive review and analysis of America's drunk driving problem and of America's anti-drunk driving policies and jurisprudence. In a clear and accessible style, he considers what has been learned, what is being done, and what constitutional limits exist to the control and enforcement of drunk driving.

 

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Drunk driving is a difficult subject to research. The literature is both wide ranging and of uneven quality. Jacobs (law, NYU) provides the best comprehensive synthesis on both academic research and ... Read full review

Contents

The Anatomy of a Social Problem
1
Alcohol in American Society
3
Highway Safety as a Social Problem
15
Drunk Driving and Traffic Casualties
27
Patterns of Offending
42
Criminal Law and Procedure
55
The Crime of Drunk Driving
57
Defining and Grading Drunk Driving
65
Deterrence
105
Insurance Surcharges and Tort Liability for Drunk Drivers
127
Incapacitation
148
Public Education and Drinking Driving
160
Rehabilitating the Offender
181
Conclusion
191
Notes
201
Bibliography
231

Aggravated Forms of Drunk Driving
78
Criminal Procedure and Drunk Driving
90
Institution Building in the Social Control of Drunk Driving
101

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About the author (1989)

James B. Jacobs, a professor of law and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at New York University, is the author of several books, including Stateville: The Penitentiary in Mass Society, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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