Policing and Punishing the Drinking Driver

A Study of General and Specific Deterrence

  • Ross┬áHomel

Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ross Homel
    Pages 22-70
  3. Ross Homel
    Pages 71-104
  4. Ross Homel
    Pages 105-125
  5. Ross Homel
    Pages 147-200
  6. Ross Homel
    Pages 216-232
  7. Ross Homel
    Pages 233-272
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-318

About this book


Policing and Punishing the Drinking Driver is at one level about the impact of specific drinking-driving countermeasures (punishments imposed by courts on convicted offenders and random breath testing) in a particular place (New South Wales, Australia) in two particular years (1972 and 1983). At another level, however, the research reported herein is concerned with general questions of deterrence, and with the impact of the criminal justice system on the perception and behavior of a broad cross-section of the population. In contrast to much of the research in the drink-drive field, the research questions concentrate on the psychological and sociological processes whereby behavior is altered in the short-term as the result of a massive legal intervention or as the result of the routine imposition of legal punishments.


Crime Criminal Justice intervention perception police

Authors and affiliations

  • Ross┬áHomel
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Behavioural SciencesMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7079-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7077-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7540
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