But Jack Levin, a crim­i­nol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said that while the deci­sion to drive Davis home may appear worse in light of the arrest, it may well have failed as a wake-​​up call.

It doesn’t mean this wouldn’t have hap­pened again,” he said. “Being arrested, even serving a prison sen­tence, it only works if the person has internal con­trol. It has to be some­thing that comes from within.”

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