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Deterring Drunk Driving: Do Sanctions Work?

February 2, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

One state estimates around a fifth of offenders are rearrested within three years of the prior conviction. Expand that window to five or ten years and the rate is likely substantially higher.

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Deterring Drunk Driving: Who’s Likely to Reoffend?

February 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

One or two (risk factors) is not as suggestive of repeat offending as four or five. But it does allow a clinician to apply a rough risk profile to a particular offender.

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The Challenge of the Repeat Offense Drunk Driver

January 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s difficult to squeeze a lot of motivational work into the course of outpatient counseling. Clinicians are anxious to get to the behavior change part.

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Tragic and Costly: DUI/DWI

January 27, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Public perceptions of how we should and shouldn’t treat offenders often result in less than optimal solutions both for the addict/alcoholic and for the victims and the larger society that must pay.

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