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NCJ Number: 202287 Find in a Library
Title: Offender Supervision with Electronic Technology
Journal: Corrections Forum  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:July/August 2003  Pages:63-34,66,67
Corporate Author: American Probation and Parole Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: July 2003
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Probation and Parole Assoc
Lexington, KY 40578
Type: Guideline
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article is the third in a three part series extracted from a report about designing and implementing offender supervision programs with electronic technology.
Abstract: This part of the series focuses on how to effectively manage the information provided by the electronic supervision technology. The report discusses the requirements of an agency’s management information system (MIS), which will be relied upon to yield reliable data but also to operate within the limited correctional resources. Ease of system use, ease of information retrieval, and speed of compilation are all key elements to look for in a MIS. The report goes on to describe the elements that should be considered when designing a MIS, such as the type of information that will be needed by the users of the system and issues of confidentiality and privacy. Methods and considerations for conducting effective evaluations of electronic supervision systems are discussed. Successful evaluations review the goals and purpose of the program, provide a quantitative assessment of the program, and conduct a cost-benefit analysis. Finally, the report discusses public relations strategies and public education opportunities in order to gain public support for the use of an electronic supervision program for offenders under community supervision.
Main Term(s): Electronic monitoring of offenders; Program implementation
Index Term(s): Computer software; Correctional information systems; Electronic surveillance
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