Profiling Drink Driving Offenders in Queensland

Leal, Nerida L., King, Mark J., & Lewis, Ioni M. (2008) Profiling Drink Driving Offenders in Queensland. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 19(2), pp. 47-54.

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The major objective of this research was to characterise drink drivers in Queensland and generate profiles of drink drivers within the general driving population, convicted drink drivers, recidivist drink drivers, and crash-involved drink drivers. This profile was part of Phase 1 of the work program of the Impaired Driving Legislation Review Research Sub-Group convened by Queensland Transport, and was conducted to provide background information that could inform other components of the review. Variables of interest included: gender; age; Indigenous status; licence status; frequency of drink driving; BAC at time of drink driving offence; previous convictions; location of drink driving offence; socio-economic status (income and education); employment; purpose of trip; passengers; and vehicle type. While profiles of the drink driving offender were generated for each of the four “sub-groups” of drink drivers, this paper will present the general profile of the drink driver in Queensland.

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ID Code: 13901
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Drink driving, offender profiling, recidivism
ISSN: 1832-9497
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australasian College of Road Safety
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 23:40

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