August 3, 2015 -
Comparative Study and Evaluation of SCRAM Use, Recidivism Rates, and Characteristics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began a study to look more in-depth at the impact of SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring® (SCRAM CAM™) on DUI offender recidivism. The study focused on two jurisdictions in Wisconsin and Nebraska, and study participants were those with offenses occurring between 2007 and 2009. Vigilnet was integrally involved in the Nebraska portion of this study and monitored >85% of the participant population. We would like to thank the Nebraska State Probation System and Office of Probation Administration for their past, present and future partnership and shared goals of making Nebraska roads and highways a safer place.
The study looked at recidivism two years post-monitoring. In April of 2015, NHTSA released the results in Comparative Study and Evaluation of SCRAM Use, Recidivism Rates, and Characteristics.
Below is a review document of the key findings from the study. Overall, the results showed a direct correlation between SCRAM monitoring and behavior change. NHTSA also identified some limitations within the study design and recommended further study to truly isolate the impact of just CAM on behavior, versus CAM combined with a variety of other program parameters and requirements.
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