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NCJ Number: 120817 Find in a Library
Title: Electronic Monitoring of Offenders: Symposium Papers
Editor(s): K Russell; R Lilly
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: Leicester Polytechnic
Leicester, LE1 9BH, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-948997-524
Sale Source: Leicester Polytechnic
Dept of Law
P.O. Box 143
Leicester, LE1 9BH,
United Kingdom
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: These nine papers on the electronic monitoring of offenders were presented at a 1988 conference that was held in England and that provided information from professionals in the United States who had practical experience in the field.
Abstract: The participants from the United States focused on research findings regarding the electronic monitoring of serious offenders, problems involved in electronic monitoring, and the growth of new programs. An analysis of programs in the United States estimated that in February 1988 about 2,300 people were being electronically monitored, almost 3 times the number that were monitored a year earlier. Forty-six percent of these offenders were in Michigan and Florida. Other presentations focused on the the practical issues involved in monitoring, the consequences for offenders, an experimental program involving the tagging of juvenile offenders, and the possibility of electronic house arrest in the Netherlands as an alternative to incarceration.
Main Term(s): Electronic monitoring of offenders
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Great Britain/United Kingdom; House arrest; Netherlands; United States of America
Note: Leicester Polytechnic Law School Monograph
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