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NCJ Number: 167582 Find in a Library
Title: Varied Uses of Electronic Monitoring: The Los Angeles County Experience (From Intermediate Sanctions: Sentencing in the 1990s, P 3-20, 1995, John Ortiz Smykla and William L Selke, eds. -- See NCJ-167581)
Author(s): S X Zhang; R Polakow; B J Nidorf
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Following an overview of the use of electronic monitoring (EM) in intensive supervision, this paper describes how EM is used in Los Angeles County.
Abstract: In describing the various contexts in which EM is used in Los Angeles County, the authors focus on intensive probation supervision; the Supervised Release Program, which releases felons from jail to EM supervision; the work furlough EM home detention program; the Community Detention Program, which targets the juvenile probation population; the use of EM with gang members involved in drug-related violence; EM for drug offenders with an order for narcotic testing as a condition of probation; and the EM/Home Detention Program. Other topics discussed are EM equipment selection and criteria establishment, addressing bureaucratic barriers in the implementation of EM programs, and EM costs. The paper concludes with a listing of key aspects of a successful EM program. They are the inclusion of all affected personnel and agencies in prior planning; specific and attainable goals with quantifiable measurement that allows evaluation; the definition and study of affected offender populations; and direct contact between the monitoring staff and the supervising deputy officers when monitoring is done by private vendors.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): California; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Intermediate sanctions
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