Reducing recidivism by first time drink driving offenders

Wilson, Hollie J. (2015) Reducing recidivism by first time drink driving offenders. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research provides a detailed description of first time drink driving offenders at the time of their court appearance and at follow-up to examine the factors leading to subsequent drink driving. To develop models for behavioural change a novel theoretical application of the Health Action Process Approach was used to determine what enables some offenders to avoid future drink driving. Utilising self-report and official offence records in the follow-up of offenders enabled an in depth exploration of first offender characteristics and drink driving behaviour. The research demonstrates that first offenders are not a homogenous group in terms of their characteristics or the circumstances of the offence and will be used to develop tailored countermeasures for first offenders including online intervention programs.

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ID Code: 82215
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Sheehan, Mary & Palk, Gavan
Keywords: road safety, drink driving, first offender, recidivism, behaviour change, behavioural expectation, Health Action Process Approach, HAPA, self-efficacy, alcohol
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2015 06:48
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:26

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