Characteristics of a sample of first time drink driving offenders in Queensland - a qualitative analysis

Wilson, Hollie, Sheehan, Mary C., & Palk, Gavan R. (2009) Characteristics of a sample of first time drink driving offenders in Queensland - a qualitative analysis. In Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 11-13 November 2009, Sydney, N.S.W.

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Drink driving incidents in the Australian community continue to be a major road safety problem resulting in a third of all fatalities. Drink driving prevalence remains high; with the rate of Australians who self report drink driving remaining at 11%-12.1% [1,2]. The focus of research in the area to date has been with recidivist offenders who have a higher probability of reoffending, while there is comparatively limited research regarding first time offenders. An important and understudied area relates to the characteristics of first offenders and predictors of recidivism. This study examined the findings of in-depth focussed interviews with a sample of 20 individual first time drink driving offenders in Queensland recruited at the time of court mention.

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ID Code: 84020
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: drink driving, first offender, qualitative, profiling, characteristics
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 2009 The Authors
Deposited On: 11 May 2015 00:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2015 00:54

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