Effectiveness of interventions for convicted DUI offenders in reducing recidivism: a systematic review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature

Miller,PG, Curtis,A, Sønderlund,A, Day,A and Droste,N 2015, Effectiveness of interventions for convicted DUI offenders in reducing recidivism: a systematic review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature, American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.3109/00952990.2014.966199.

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Title Effectiveness of interventions for convicted DUI offenders in reducing recidivism: a systematic review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature
Author(s) Miller,PGORCID iD for Miller,PG orcid.org/0000-0002-6896-5437
Curtis,AORCID iD for Curtis,A orcid.org/0000-0001-9182-2840
Sønderlund,A
Day,A
Droste,N
Journal name American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
Start page 1
End page 14
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication New York, NY
Publication date 2015-01
ISSN 0095-2990
1097-9891
Keyword(s) DUI
Drink driving
intervention
treatment
Summary Abstract Background: Driving under the influence (DUI) is a major cause of death and disability. Although a broad array of programs designed to curb DUI incidents are currently offered to both first-time and recidivist DUI offenders, existing evaluations of the effectiveness of these programs have reported mixed results. Objective: To synthesize the results of DUI program evaluations and determine the strength of the available evidence for reducing recidivism for different types of programs. Methods: A systematic review of all EBSCO databases, EMBASE, PubMed, ProQuest, Sociological Abstracts and TRIS was conducted to identify evaluations of treatments/interventions to prevent DUI offenses. Additional articles were identified from reference lists of relevant articles. Results: A total of 42 relevant studies were identified by the search strategy. Of these, 33 utilized non-experimental evaluation designs or reported insufficient data to allow effect sizes to be calculated, making meta-analysis unfeasible. Evaluations of several different program types reported evidence of some level of effectiveness. Conclusion: Because of the general lack of high quality evidence assessing the effectiveness of DUI prevention programs, it is not possible to make conclusive statements about the types of programs that are likely to be most effective. Nonetheless, there was some evidence to support the effectiveness of programs that utilize intensive supervision and education. There is a need for future evaluations to adopt more scientifically rigorous research designs to establish the effects of these programs.
Language eng
DOI 10.3109/00952990.2014.966199
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Informa Healthcare
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067735

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