Current Issues Related to the Administration of Electronic Monitoring Programs

James David Ballard, Grand Valley State University
Kristine Mullendore, Grand Valley State University

Public expectations and administrative realities pose issues for intermediate sanction based program administrators and line officers that use electronic monitoring technologies. This paper examines the current debates surrounding electronic monitoring in an effort to provide an update on legal issues relative to the administration of programs using these techologies. The paper concludes with some policyand practice suggestions to address problems that may arise as the result of current trends in the law.

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Updated 05/20/2006