Selected Articles by the Traffic Safety Guy
- Building Consensus on Alcohol Misuse and Crime. Providing an individualized sentence can be a judge’s greatest blessing or biggest curse. If the sentence is appropriate, the judge may never see that person in a courtroom again. It is time to step up and work together. Highway to Justice, American Bar Association, Summer 2015.
- Repeat Drink Drivers: Ending the Cycle, is it an Impossible Dream? Unlike what some people contend, there is no silver bullet to end drink driving. Like the people committing it, impaired driving is a complex issue requiring a variety of tools to fight it. A new tool in the effort to stop repeat impaired driving are DWI Courts. A DWI Court specifically works with repeat/addicted offenders by implementing intensive supervision and long-term treatment to address the underlying problems and change the person’s behavior so they do not repeat. Paper and Presentation at the Australiasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference 2014.
- Verify Then Trust: Supervising the DWI Offender. A critical component of any supervision of a DWI offender is frequent alcohol and drug testing, and this article focuses on those components while looking at possible technological tools to support that effort. NPAMC, The Voice on Alcohol Misuse and Crime, June 2013.
- The Promise of DWI Courts: What Does It Mean and Why Should Prosecutors Care? A discussion of DWI Courts, what they are, how they are saving lives and why prosecutors should be involved as a DWI Court team member. Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice, Spring 2011.
- Do DWI Courts Work? An article discussing the research and effectiveness of DWI Courts. Future Trends in State Courts 2008, page 92. National Center for State Courts.
- Reputation Management – Or What Color Is Your Hat? A joint article for the newsletter “Between the Lines” discussing the importance of a prosecutor’s reputation and what needs to be done by prosecutor to ensure a positive reputation in the community. Between the Lines, National Traffic Law Center, National District Attorneys Association, December 2007.
- Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws, Should We? A discussion on why underage drinking is deadly and why the laws dealing with underage drinking need to be enforced. Between the Lines, National Traffic Law Center, National District Attorneys Association, Winter 2005.
- Prior Convictions in Impaired Driving Prosecutions – Targeting the Hardcore Impaired Driver. A monograph for prosecutors providing guidance on finding prior convictions for impaired drivers. National Traffic Law Center, National District Attorneys Association, August 2004.