An Assessment of the Indiana Department of Correction GPS Pilot Program

Service: Program evaluation

Research Areas: Criminal Justice, Public Safety

In February 2007 the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) implemented a
Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) pilot program for paroled sex offenders residing in
Vanderburgh (Southern district) and St. Joseph (Northern district) counties. As part of
this process, researchers at the Center for Criminal Justice Research were selected to
document, describe, and assess the planning, design, and implementation of the pilot
program. Between October 2007 and June 2008 the research team worked with IDOC
personnel, parole district supervisors and agents, community corrections staff, and the
GPS vendor to collect the data for this assessment. This summary report presents the basic findings and recommendations of the study.

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Expert Team

Terry Baumer
  • Terry Baumer
Bill Newby
  • Bill Newby
Megan LaMade
  • Megan LaMade
Amy Seymour
  • Amy Seymour
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