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NCJ Number: 141600 Find in a Library
Author(s): R Enos; C M Black; J F Quinn; J E Holman
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 170
Sponsoring Agency: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
Bristol, IN 46507
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55605-219-7
Sale Source: Wyndham Hall Press, Inc.
52857 C.R. 21
Bristol, IN 46507
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents a comprehensive overview of the history of probation, the use of electronic monitoring as an alternative sentence, the case management process involved in counseling offenders on electronic monitoring, and critical future issues in electronic monitoring programs.
Abstract: The historical review of probation looks at probation versus parole, problems and issues in probation, and the role of probation officers. Recent developments in probation are noted, including probation subsidies, pretrial services and pretrial diversion, intensive probation supervision, shock probation, restitution, job banks, complex offender projects, community resource management teams, and community corrections. The theoretical basis of electronic monitoring as an alternative sentence is discussed. The case management approach to counseling offenders on electronic monitoring focuses on case manager generalists and counselors, the therapeutic relationship, core conditions for empathetic case managers, the psychosocial assessment process, and case management of planned change intervention. The use of electronic monitoring in three selected probation departments and reports of staff satisfaction with the approach are described. A study is reported of the effects of electronically monitored home confinement on offenders and their home environments. Critical issues in the future for electronic monitoring programs are identified, such as legal issues, technical equipment considerations, economic issues, design and organizational issues, counseling versus surveillance, and selection criteria and screening. Notes
Main Term(s): Electronic monitoring of offenders
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Parole; Probation
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