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NCJ Number: 148025 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Author(s): T Forgach; D McGinnis; J Prevost
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 239
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This probation and parole manager's workbook guides the user through a global view of some of the policy considerations in the planning and implementation of an electronic monitoring program.
Abstract: Within the framework of a program planning outline, this workbook identifies a variety of policy considerations, specifies how other agencies responded to some of these, and provides a resource appendix. The information provided was drawn from telephone interviews with 25 probation and parole agencies that use electronic monitoring. In the absence of major scholarly and scientific guides for electronic monitoring, managers should review policy considerations before implementing a plan and identify resources. Managers should first identify the agency's mission and then decide what electronic monitoring is to accomplish within the scope of that mission. This includes the framing of measurable objectives. Subsequent management tasks are to determine the target population, to identify how funding sources will impact program goals, to assess the condition of the environment in which the program will operate, and to anticipate the response from the players in the criminal justice system and the community. Remaining tasks involve evaluation of legal implications and the various types of electronic monitoring equipment as well as determination of the information needed to track offenders by computer for operational and statistical purposes. Finally, agencies must consider responses to equipment failures, response to offender violations, resource demands, and evaluation and revisions. Thirteen appendixes provide extensive resource information on various aspects of electronic monitoring.
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Probation or parole agencies
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