Deterrence, defiance and deviance: An investigation into a group of recidivist drink drivers' self-reported offending behaviours
Freeman, James E., Liossis, Poppy, & David, Nikki (2006) Deterrence, defiance and deviance: An investigation into a group of recidivist drink drivers' self-reported offending behaviours. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 39(1), pp. 1-19.
This paper reports on the utilisation of aspects of defiance, deviance and deterrence theories to examine the self-reported offending behaviours and punishment experiences for a group of recidivist drink drivers (N=166). The analysis indicated that the sample perceived their penalties as severe yet fair, but not entirely certain nor swift. Participants also reported they were treated fairly in court and received reasonable punishments compared to others, but a considerable proportion reported low levels of respect for the law and questioned the government's legitimacy to control drink driving. Multivariate analysis revealed that factors from all three models were identified as predictors of re-offending (e.g., severity, government legitimacy and respect for the law), as well as for the frequency of drink driving in the past (e.g., certainty and severity of punishment, personal shame & respect for the law). The findings indicate that aspects of all three models are applicable to the examination of habitual re-offending, but a number of factors appear associated with a drink driving offence.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Recidivist, Drink Driving, Defiance, Deterrence, Deviance|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
|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 2006 Australian Academic Press|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||16 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:22|
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