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Title: Electronic Monitoring as a Custody Alternative by the Year 2000
Author(s): E N Bonner
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report contains a futures study, a strategic- management plan, and a transition-management plan pertinent to the use of electronic monitoring as a custody alternative in California by the year 2000.
Abstract: A nominal group panel was established to identify trends and events that could impact electronic monitoring. The five key trends assessed included court limitations on jail population, the reliability and public confidence in electronic monitoring, criminal justice resources, and the use of fees for custody alternatives. The data show that public acceptance of electronic monitoring will increase during the next decade. The study further shows that the issue of increased use of electronic monitoring is more political than technological. A situational audit shows that the organization is marginally prepared to accept change. A stakeholder assessment reveals that the positions or persons critical to increasing the use of electronic monitoring are all part of the local criminal justice system. Strategies were developed through use of the modified policy delphi. The selected strategy involves a combination of an educational campaign aimed at the public and media, as well as a team-building workshop for stakeholders. An implementation plan was established to increase the use of electronic monitoring. For the transition-management plan, critical-mass individuals were identified, and strategies were designed to enlist their participation in increasing the use of electronic monitoring. A transition-management team was selected to achieve the increase. The study concludes that the use of electronic monitoring is a desirable and feasible alternative to traditional incarceration. 16 figures and a 19-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Electronic monitoring of offenders
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