Tracking Sex Offenders With Electronic Monitoring Technology

Tracking Sex Offenders With Electronic Monitoring Technology: Implications and Practical Uses for Law Enforcement

Tracking Sex Offenders with Electronic Monitoring TechnologyWith electronic monitoring emerging as a common tool used to supervise sex offenders, the law enforcement community should be aware of the uses, capabilities, and disadvantages of this technology.

This document defines electronic monitoring technology and its uses, discusses law enforcement involvement with electronic monitoring technology, provides examples of electronic monitoring technology, outlines the benefits and concerns of electronic monitoring technology, and highlights key considerations for the law enforcement community.

This document focuses specifically on GPS monitoring systems, as these are the most common type of electronic monitoring technology used for supervising sex offenders.