TITLE

A Call for Evidence-Based Policy

AUTHOR(S)
Matthew, DeMichele; Payne, Brian; Button, Deeanna
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
State News (Council of State Governments);Jan2007, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article assesses the effectiveness of electronic monitoring devices for sex offenders as mandated by the Adam Walsh Act in the U.S. Government officials demand for increased sentences, longer parole and probation periods and other strategies to punish such criminals. The cost of the technology is accompanied by a number of problems including workload increases assigned to probation officers. It emphasizes that the devices are not a solution to sex offending or any other form of criminal behavior.
ACCESSION #
23655993

 

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