skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


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
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.