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Author Lewis, John A
Title Zero-Tolerance Juvenile Alcohol Law : Why Legislation Won't Work
Imprint El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (186 pages)
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Series Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Chapter 1 -- DUI Laws: Risk Reduction or Risk Enhancement -- Chapter 2 -- The History of DUI Legislation -- Chapter 3 -- Assessing Juvenile Drunk Driving Legislation -- Chapter 4 -- Reducing Crime or Increasing Criminality -- Chapter 5 -- A Problem that cannot be Legislated Away -- Appendices -- A - Types of Effects -- B - Newspaper Media Search -- C - Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Data and Models -- References -- Index
Currently, there is a dilemma about how to handle alcohol related issues, especially those that involve juvenile offenders and drunk driving. Many traffic safety advocates argue for additional alcohol laws to restrict use and more severe penalties for those laws already being enforced. Conversely, some lawmakers and even college presidents are calling for an ease in the alcohol policies, to include a lower drinking age and state mandated regulation of alcohol use without federal interference. There is little disagreement about the seriousness of DWI offenses. The disagreement is about policy, with the current approach favoring retribution and incarceration, instead of deterrence and rehabilitation. The argument made in this book is that a retribution and incarceration approach has little chance of success and will only add to the problem through higher incarceration rates, the threat of more severe offending, and the implementation of additional policies that will cause net widening
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lewis, John A Zero-Tolerance Juvenile Alcohol Law : Why Legislation Won't Work El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC,c2009 9781593323677
Subject Teenagers -- Alcohol use.;Drunk driving -- Prevention
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