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NCJ Number: 121815 Find in a Library
Title: Survey of Juvenile Electronic Monitoring and Home Confinement Programs
Journal: Juvenile & Family Court Journal  Volume:40  Issue:4  Dated:(1989)  Pages:1-36
Author(s): J B Vaughn
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 36
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A survey of electronic monitoring of juveniles in Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, and Texas compares programs and concludes that although the technical issues can be resolved during implementation, the philosophical questions should be stated clearly before programs are begun.
Abstract: In 1985, 1,040 institutions were housing 51,000 youths, some inappropriately confined; in one State's system almost half of the juveniles incarcerated had no history of a serious offense. Alternatives to incarceration can attempt to balance the seemingly incompatible objectives of rehabilitation and social control, but such probation practices have become increasingly the object of public scrutiny. Use of existing technology for electronic monitoring and home confinement of adult offenders is reviewed. A survey of existing juvenile programs conducted in November 1988 is reported in detail with an examination of the concerns voiced over use of the technology as an adjunct to juvenile intensive supervision programs. 5 tables, references.
Main Term(s): Electronic monitoring of offenders
Index Term(s): Arkansas; California; Florida; Home detention; Indiana; Juvenile probation; North Carolina; Texas
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