The Problem of Causal Ordering: a Preliminary Examination into the Stability of Perceptual Deterrence for a Group of Recidivist Drink Drivers
Freeman, James E. & David, Nikki (2005) The Problem of Causal Ordering: a Preliminary Examination into the Stability of Perceptual Deterrence for a Group of Recidivist Drink Drivers. In Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 14-16 November 2005, Wellington, New Zealand.
This paper reports on an examination into the stability of a group of repeat offenders’ (N = 103) perceptions of legal sanctions and their corresponding drink driving behaviours over time. The analysis indicated that perceptions of arrest certainty and swiftness of penalties appear to diminish, but perceptual severity remains stable while offenders were on a probation order. Although perceptions of deterrence appear to fluctuate, examination of offenders’ drink driving behaviours remain much more stable over longer periods of time. The findings of the study provide support for the assertion that perceptions of risk apprehension change over time and may be found to be influenced by offending behaviours e.g., "experiential effect". The findings have direct implications for the development of effective drink driving countermeasures that attempt to combat habitual and/or resistant behaviour(s).
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||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 > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Copyright Statement:||The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see hypertext link).|
|Deposited On:||03 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:12|
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