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NCJ Number: 249617 Find in a Library
Title: Extending Dynamic Mapping to Reentry Practitioners: An Exploration of Rhode Island's Community Supervision Mapping System
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:95  Issue:4  Dated:December 2015  Pages:493-509
Author(s): N. G. La Vigne; M. Denver
Date Published: December 2015
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2007-IJ-CX-K021
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article introduces the Community Supervision Mapping System (CSMS), a web-based tool that routinely integrates Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ data into a user-friendly interface designed for those who supervise and provide service referrals to probationers.
Abstract: Although dynamic mapping is an increasingly popular tool for law enforcement, this technology is uncommon for reentry practitioners. Using pre- and post-implementation survey data and actual usage data, the current study determined that probation officers who adopted the new technology found the system useful and easy to use. It also found that current usage is a better indicator of future use than is a respondent's reported intention to use the system. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections Technology
Index Term(s): Change management; Computer mapping; Databases; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Probation management; Probation or parole agencies; Probation or parole records; Probation or parole services; Rhode Island
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