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NCJ Number: 229505 Find in a Library
Title: Using Electronic Monitoring to Supervise Sex Offenders: Legislative Patterns and Implications for Community Corrections Officers
Journal: Criminal Justice Policy Review  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:December 2009  Pages:414-436
Author(s): Deeanna M. Button; Matthew DeMichele; Brian K. Payne
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2005-WP-BX-K177
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Through the content analysis of recent State legislation, this article examines the use of electronic monitoring technologies as part of a convicted sex offenders' community supervision.
Abstract: The contemporary crime control policy arena is one in which many States and the Federal Government are passing increasingly punitive legislation authorizing, and often, requiring electronic monitoring of sex offenders. This article reviews exploratory legal data on relevant State codes of all 50 States in the United States. The authors review State statutes regulating the electronic monitoring of sex offenders to identify the characteristics of the legislation, the necessity of (and budgetary support for) the laws, and the implications for probation and parole agencies and officers. Eight patterns are identified through the content analysis of recent legislation regarding electronic monitoring of sex offenders. Policy implications are identified. Tables, notes, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Corrections trends; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Nontraditional corrections management; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders
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