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NCJ Number: 250371 Find in a Library
Title: Geospatial Monitoring of Community-Released Offenders: An Analytics Market Survey, Version 2.0
Author(s): Harold I. Heaton
Date Published: November 2016
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-MU-CX-K111
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Report (Technical Assistance); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes information obtained by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) from six companies to a Request for Information on the analytics features of their commercially available offender-tracking software, as well as such capabilities of a seventh vendor’s product obtained from its Web site and from correctional departments that had used the firm’s services.
Abstract: The intent of this effort is to provide a near-term resource that will assist correctional agencies that are considering establishing or upgrading an analytics capability to support their location-based monitoring mission. The report is structured topically as it summarizes and compares the analytics capabilities of the products in seven areas. These areas are demographic information for the company and point-of-contact; product purpose and installation; performance characteristics and validation approach; analyses performed by the product; data formatting and information exchange; requirements for host-agency computing systems; and operator/analyst education and training requirements. An initial perspective on end-user needs is outlined, based on information provided by a small sample of State and county correctional departments. As analysis technology progresses and becomes more user friendly, the correctional agencies queried in this study indicated that analytics would become a consideration in any replacement systems contemplated in the future. With the growing need to obtain actionable information from the increasing volume of offender tracking system data, it will become essential to leverage advanced analytics to enable probation and parole officers to manage their caseloads more effectively. 8 tables, 34 references, and appended published request for information
Main Term(s): Corrections Technology
Index Term(s): Computer software; Data analysis; Electronic surveillance; NIJ final report; NIJ Resources; Offender tracking systems; Parole supervision; Parolees; Secondary data analysis
Note: Please see NCJ 249889 for complementary information concerning location-based offender tracking technologies.
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