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NCJ Number: 120856 Find in a Library
Title: Research Note: Juveniles on Electronic Monitoring
Author(s): M T Charles
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This evaluation of the Electronic Monitoring Program Pilot Project operated by the Fort Wayne Family Relation's Division of the Superior Court (Indiana) found the program to be effective with juveniles.
Abstract: The evaluation, which was conducted from October 1987 through June 1988, focused on six male juveniles. Only four successfully completed the program. Two juveniles attempted escapes and were subsequently institutionalized. The researcher was a participant-observer in the planning, decisionmaking, implementation, and management of the project. Interviews were conducted with parents/guardians, juveniles, probation officers, and probation department administrators both before and after the pilot project. This paper focuses only on the juveniles' responses to various aspects of the program. The findings indicate juveniles can successfully complete a 6-month placement on electronic monitoring. The program helped juveniles avoid committing criminal acts and associating with delinquency-prone peers while under supervision. Surveillance officers were able to make program participants realize they would be held accountable for their actions. 19 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Electronic monitoring of offenders
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Indiana; Juvenile Corrections/Detention
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