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A zero-tolerance juvenile alcohol law; why legislation won't work.


A zero-tolerance juvenile alcohol law; why legislation won't work.

Lewis, John A.

LFB Scholarly Publishing, LLC


174 pages



Criminal justice; recent scholarship


Lewis, who served 24 years in the Military Police Corps and has taught at Indiana U. of Pennsylvania and the U. of Southern Mississippi, argues that stricter legislation against teen drinking will not succeed in deterring teens from drinking and driving, and will add to the problem of higher incarceration rates and the threat of more severe offending. He evaluates the effects of Pennsylvania's zero-tolerance juvenile drinking and driving laws, whether it deters juveniles, and contends that zero-tolerance policies may increase drunk driving arrest rates among juveniles and have no impact on related fatality rates.

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Date:Nov 1, 2009
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