Predictors of Re-offence among Australian Drink Drivers

Siskind, Victor, Schonfeld, Cynthia C., & Sheehan, Mary C. (2000) Predictors of Re-offence among Australian Drink Drivers. In 15th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (T2000), 21-26 May 2000, Stockholm, Sweden.

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As part of the evaluation of a drink driver rehabilitation program in a non-metropolitan area of Queensland we collected retrospective and prospective information on close to 900 drink drivers who undertook the program and over 800 contemporaneous drink driving offenders from the same area who did not. The data collected included details of the index drink driving offence, traffic and criminal histories for 5 years prior to the index court hearing and subsequent criminal and drink driving offences. Over 200 drink driving re-offences were committed by the cohort during the follow-up period, which average 34 months, with a range of 15 to 57 months. Using a failure-time model of time to re-offence, including proportional hazards modelling, independent predictors of re-offence among program participants and were identified. These include previous drink driving, unlicensed or dangerous driving, and a history of criminal convictions of any type.

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ID Code: 9995
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: drink driving, re, offence rates, cohort study, survival analysis, risk factors, traffic offence
ISBN: 9188250431
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Social Program Evaluation (160703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:47

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