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Monitoring High-Risk Sex Offenders With GPS Technology: An Evaluation of the California Supervision Program, Final Report

2012 California:

The purpose of this evaluation was to measure the effectiveness of the global positioning system (GPS) monitoring of high-risk sex offenders (HRSOs) on parole. Despite the increasing number of HRSOs on electronic monitoring programs, little is known about how effective these programs are in increasing offender compliance and reducing recidivism.

This study integrated results, cost, and a process evaluation to assess the impact of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s GPS supervision program. The study population was drawn from all HRSOs released from prison and living in California between January 2006 and March 2009. The sample included 516 subjects who were divided equally into a treatment group on GPS monitoring and a control group that was not monitored.

Measures included compliance and recidivism. Findings show that GPS monitoring is more effective than traditional supervision. The GPS group had significantly better results. The GPS program costs about $8.51 more per day per parolee than traditional supervision. ..Source.. by Stephen V. Gies, Randy Gainey, Marcia I. Cohen, Eoin Healy, Dan Duplantier, Martha Yeide, Alan Bekelman, Amanda Bobnis, and Michael Hopps

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