Archives of Scientific Psychology

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A Prospective Study of Psychiatric Comorbidity and Recidivism Among Repeat DUI Offenders (ICPSR 35625)

Principal Investigator(s): Nelson, Sarah, Cambridge Health Alliance. Division on Addiction, and Harvard University. Harvard Medical School; Shaffer, Howard, Cambridge Health Alliance. Division on Addiction, and Harvard University. Harvard Medical School

Summary:

Psychiatric comorbidity has emerged as a key element distinguishing DUI offenders from others, and, in some cases, distinguishing repeat offenders from first-time offenders. This study utilizes a prospective design to determine whether the comorbid disorders identified among repeat DUI offenders can predict recidivism. Seven hundred forty-three repeat DUI offenders were recruited from a two-week inpatient treatment program at which they received a standardized mental health assessment and followed across five years post-treatment to track DUI offense, motor vehicle-related offenses, and general criminal offenses.

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Study Description

Citation

Nelson, Sarah, and Howard Shaffer. A Prospective Study of Psychiatric Comorbidity and Recidivism Among Repeat DUI Offenders. ICPSR35625-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-12-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35625.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35625.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    addiction, comorbidity, driving under the influence

Geographic Coverage:    Massachusetts, United States

Time Period:   

  • 2005-03--2010-08

Date of Collection:   

  • 2005-03--2006-05
  • 2010-08

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:    repeat DUI offenders

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, clinical data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Data and documentation for this collection (in SPSS and Microsoft Word format) are contained in a zipped package.

Methodology

Sample:    Consecutive admissions to a DUI treatment program.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Mode of Data Collection:    record abstracts, computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)

Response Rates:    79.6 percent

Presence of Common Scales:    CIDI

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2014-12-12

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