Prosecutors must take an active role in dealing with hardcore offenders as effective prosecution cannot occur in a vacuum. This segment discusses the ethical issues facing prosecutors, the importance of maintaining the integrity of the offenses charged and the differences between a traditional approach and a more effective comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach in dealing with hardcore drunk drivers.
Certain, consistent and coordinated sanctions are key to reducing hardcore drunk driving. This segment discusses the effectiveness of pre-conviction terms and conditions, post-conviction sanctions and appropriate treatment to reduce recidivism and ultimately save lives.
Hardcore drunk drivers are responsible for 68% of all drunk driving fatalities and are 380 times more likely to be involved in a crash. This monograph addresses the issues and challenges faced by prosecutors in handling cases again these hardcore offenders, encouraging a multidisciplinary approach in dealing with them while maintaining the integrity of impaired driving prosecutions, with the ultimate goal of preventing recidivism.