Evaluation of the Ignition Interlock Bond Condition's Impact on Recidivism
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Purpose: The present study will measure the effects of the perceived increased risk of immediate punishment on recidivism amongst adult probationers convicted of drunk driving in Travis County, TX. Methods: Data provided by Travis County Pretrial Services and Travis County Adult Probation are examined in the study. Probationers are utilized as the unit of analysis and logistic regression models are generated and reviewed. Results: The analysis found insignificant and low to moderate effects of the Interlock bond condition to reducing the risk of committing a subsequent offense while serving probation. Conclusions: Findings concluded that the subjects who were required to install and maintain the Interlock lock device were more likely to commit a subsequent offense while on Probation.