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Drunk Driving

An American Dilemma

In this ambitious interdisciplinary study, James B. Jacobs provides the first comprehensive review and analysis of America’s drunk driving problem and of America’s anti-drunk driving policies and jurisprudence. In a clear and accessible style, he considers what has been learned, what is being done, and what constitutional limits exist to the control and enforcement of drunk driving.

282 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1989

Studies in Crime and Justice


Law and Legal Studies: General Legal Studies

Political Science: Public Policy

Table of Contents

Part I: The Anatomy of a Social Problem
1. Alcohol in American Society
2. Highway Safety as a Social Problem
3. Drunk Driving and Traffic Casualties
4. Patterns of Offending
Part II: Criminal Law and Procedure
5. The Crime of Drunk Driving
6. Defining and Grading Drunk Driving
7. Aggravated Forms of Drunk Driving
8. Criminal Procedure and Drunk Driving
Part III: Institution Building in the Social Control of Drunk Driving
9. Deterrence
10. Insurance Surcharges and Tort Liability for Drunk Drivers
11. Incapacitation
12. Public Education and Drinking Driving
13. Opportunity Blocking
14. Rehabilitating the Offender
15. Conclusion

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