The Practical Limitations and Positive Potential of Electronic Monitoring

Gable, Robert S.; Gable, Kirkland R.
September 2007
Corrections Compendium;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p6
The article discusses the adoption of electronic monitoring (EM) of criminal offenders. According to the article, in addition to reducing prison crowding, the increased surveillance that EM provides to pretrial, probation or parole programs can be expected to have a crime-deterrent effect. It cites some of the operational challenges of EM, such as placing a large burden on corrections personnel. An overview of the effectiveness of monitoring is offered.


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