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Saturated enforcement : the efficacy of deterrence and drunk driving.
B 25765 fo /83.4 /
Sykes, G.W.
Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 12 (1984), p. 185-197, 32 ref.

Samenvatting Deterrence theory generally finds support among studies focusing on changing in apprehension certainly, in punishment celerity, or in punishment severity. However, scientific evidence establishing a clear deterrent effect of criminal justice institutions on criminal behaviour remains problematic partly because of measurement, design and/or experimental difficulties. This study attempts to overcome some of these methodological difficulties by measuring deterrence in a drunk driving enforcement program in a small U.S. city.
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