Recidivist Drink Drivers - Stakeholders (Legal Profession Perspective:…
Recidivist Drink Drivers - Stakeholders
The Drivers Themselves:
At risk of injury/ death and necessary legal repercussions - as a primary effect of the act of drink driving.
Relatives/ friends of the driver - emotional impacts and financial implications due to their dependency on the driver.
Suppliers/ Merchants of Alcohol:
Alcohol retails/ suppliers - the livelihood of such entities is dependent on the sale of alcohol, any impact in this regard could possibly have various ramifications.
Lock out laws: how is this effecting rates of violence, drink driving etc.?
Are these entities being unfairly oppressed? Is the focus on the suppliers/ merchants of alcohol the right place to target?
Legal Profession Perspective:
Prosecutors - changes on the way that cases of such a nature are prosecuted.
Judiciary - how will changes impact on case management, cost and access of justice?
Could an alternative means of justice be implemented? (Drug and alcohol court?)
Is justice being served? Could it be more effectively/ fairly served?
Should some forms of punishment be used more readily/ over other forms?
Is the prison system and effective means of deterrence?
Could other programs be established in the prison system itself.
What are the attitudes of recidivist drink drivers who have been sentenced to jail?
Is the relative punishments (either court of law offered) effecting the issue?
Is the punishment viewed as being too oppressive/ not deterrent enough?
Can those within the legal profession adequately voice their concerns?
Could this system be better established?
Is justice being served?
Freedom of choice: should people be responsible for their own actions in actually taking alcohol?
Awareness and understanding - should this be increased in this regard?
Public transport - is the lack of public transport and reason why people drink drive?
How can the safety of other road-users be better guaranteed?
Changing public opinion
"I wont get caught," "It wont happen to me" and "It's only a crime if you get caught."
Statistical information: fatalities, accidents, causes etc.
Psychology behind recidivism.
What developments could be made within the current framework? Are further law reforms required?
Tendency to move away from harsher penalties and lead towards increased/ more appropriate education.
Technological developments - how could they be implemented (self-driving cars.)
Is the communities perspective a problem?
Advertisements - conveying the social/ economical/ fatal effects of alcoholism.
Rehabilitation and counselling.
Education of youth and drivers generally.
Further punishment/ increased levels of deterrence.
Jurisdictional approaches: mandatory confiscation of vehicle, vehicle modifications.
Police - how will legal reforms impact the enforcement of the law generally?
Political/ Governmental Perspective:
Reform Laws - focusing in either increasing levels of deterrence/ punishment or education.
Preparation of necessary reports and inquiries.
Implementation of technology: how drink drivers are detected and controlled, self-driving cars and advanced deterrence measures.
Allocation of funding.
Community awareness programs and campaigns.
Medical/ Community Officers Perspective:
Medical issues associated with alcoholism.
Psychological/ physical effects.
Causes of addiction.
Cultural, peer pressure, social etc.
Adequacy of treatment.
Medication, rehabilitation, detoxing
What demographics are being effected more than others?
Actively effected, effected by inference.
Research into the long-term effects of alcohol.
What are the opinions of those heavily involved within the issue:
Religious guidance officials
Community support networks
Effects of alcohol related work deficiencies.
Encouraging the consumption of alcohol?
Workplace awareness programs.
What are the main causes/ reasons why people drink drive and repeat such offences?
What is the most effective means of deterrence/ targeting the issue?
What necessary inquiries/ research needs to be effected?
What is the most viable means of spreading awareness/ community understanding?