Using GPS to Supervise and Assist Criminal Offenders

“Using GPS to Supervise and Assist Criminal Offenders” is part of the “DC Public Safety” television series.

Please see <http://media.csosa.gov for our radio shows.

We welcome your comments and suggestions at leonard.sipes@csosa.gov.

The program is offered by the Court Services and Offender
Supervision Agency, a federal executive branch entity in Washington,
D.C.

“Using GPS to Supervise and Assist Criminal Offenders” provides an oveview of
the success of the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Program at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA).

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes.

Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/using-gps-to-supervise-and-assist-criminal-offenders/

Series Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole,
probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, GPS.

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  1. Offender monitoring via GPS does have its limitations but the convenience and benefits of the technology seem to make it worthwhile, at least the governments of developed nations such as the U.S. and counterparts in Europe seem to think so.

    However, there are some cases, in which it is not appropriate to use GPS monitoring, not because of any flaw in the technology but because of the nature of the crime committed and this is one area of our practices with regard to criminals that should be reviewed more carefully and with greater scrutiny, to ensure we are not compromising the security of the public who have a right to such protections.

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