Arrests of women for driving under the influence

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.author Shore, Elsie R. en_US
dc.contributor.author McCoy, Marcia L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Toonen, Lynn A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kuntz, E. J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-29T16:33:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-29T16:33:35Z
dc.date.issued 1988-01 en_US
dc.identifier 3347078 en_US
dc.identifier 7503813 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of studies on alcohol. 1988 Jan; 49(1): 7-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0096-882X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.jsad.com/jsad/article/Arrests_of_Women_for_Driving_Under_the_Influence/3759.html en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4610
dc.description Click on the link below to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract Police records of arrests of women in Wichita, Kansas for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol for a 5-year period (1980-1984) were studied. The proportion of arrests of women increased from 10.6 to 14.5% of total arrested. Women in their 20s comprised the largest age group; single women were greatly overrepresented. More than one-half of the arrested women were employed outside the home; a substantial proportion (30.8%) were unemployed at the time of arrest. The average blood alcohol level of those tested was 183 mg/dl. Characteristics of arrestees are discussed in terms of changes in the social roles and expectations of women. Although time of arrest was similar to that of men (i.e., night), arrests of women were more evenly spread across the days of the week. Within the 5-year period, the rate of recidivism for DUI was 7.43%. The implications of arrest and recidivism patterns are discussed. A change in legal and arrest procedures was found to have the same effect on arrests of women as it had on those of men, suggesting that the changes did not produce differential treatment by police. en_US
dc.format.extent 7-10 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Studies on Alcohol en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Studies On Alcohol en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries J. Stud. Alcohol en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adolescent en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Alcoholic Intoxication/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Automobile Driving en_US
dc.subject.mesh Crime en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Gender Identity en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Recurrence en_US
dc.subject.mesh Single Person/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Unemployment en_US
dc.title Arrests of women for driving under the influence en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 1988 Journal of Studies on Alcohol en_US

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