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Police Documentation of Drunk Driving Arrests, 1984-1987: Los Angeles, Denver, and Boston

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Police Documentation of Drunk Driving Arrests, 1984-1987: Los Angeles, Denver, and Boston
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Police Documentation of Drunk Driving Arrests, 1984-1987: Los Angeles, Denver, and Boston
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These data measure the effects of blood alcohol content coupled with officer reports at the time of arrest on driving while intoxicated (DWI) case outcomes (jury verdicts and guilty pleas). Court records and relevant police reports for drunk-driving cases drawn from the greater metropolitan areas of Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles were compiled to produce this data collection. Cases were selected to include roughly equal proportions of guilty pleas, guilty verdicts, and not-guilty verdicts. DWI cases were compared on the quality and quantity of evidence concerning the suspect's behavior, with the evidence coming from any mention of 20 standard visual detection cues prior to the stop, 13 attributes of general appearance and behavior immediately after the stop, and the results of as many as 7 field sobriety tests. Questions concerned driving-under-the-influence cues (scoring sheet), observed traffic violations and actual traffic accidents, the verdict, DWI history, whether the stop resulted from an accident, whether the attorney was public or private, and sanctions that followed the verdict. Also included were demographic questions on age, sex, and ethnicity
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  • Snortum, John R
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Police Documentation of Drunk Driving Arrests, 1984-1987: Los Angeles, Denver, and Boston
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  • 1984--1987
  • 9400
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ICPSR09400.v3
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Police Documentation of Drunk Driving Arrests, 1984-1987: Los Angeles, Denver, and Boston
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  • 1984--1987
  • 9400
Control code
ICPSR09400.v3
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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