Bayliss J. Camp
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Camp is the Chief of the Research and Development Branch at the California Department of Motor Vehicles. He serves as a member of the steering committee of the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and as a member of the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons and the Roadway Safety Cultures Subcommittee. He has published monographs related to the identification and assessment of potentially unsafe drivers, particularly those suffering from health problems associated with age. He directs the research agenda for two units: DUI/impaired driving, and driver competency/safety projects. He provides research support for California DMV's current efforts to develop regulations related to the testing, performance standards, and operation of autonomous (i.e., “self-driving”) vehicles. He came to California DMV in 2007, after having taught sociology at Texas Christian University. Dr. Camp also holds a position as lecturer in sociology at California State University, Sacramento. His academic research has focused on social movement tactics, referendum elections, and policy outcomes on topics as diverse as marriage definition initiatives, elder-friendly policies, and laws regulating sexuality. In his spare time, Dr. Camp served as the founding president of the Stonewall Democrats of Tarrant County, one of the largest political clubs in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Analyzes changes in laws regulating four types of sexual activity (rape, adultery, sodomy, and child sexual abuse); the data cover most of the world’s countries for the period 1945 to 2005. The authors find that laws aimed at protecting the family or the nation (for instance laws regarding adultery, or same-sex relations) have eroded in strength and scope over time. By contrast, laws aimed at protecting individual persons (for instance, laws regarding rape or child sexual abuse) have become stronger.