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July 2015

Studies Find Multiple Uses for GPS Technology in Monitoring Offenders and Preventing Crime

Due to the widespread use of GPS technology in law enforcement and little evidence-based knowledge of its effectiveness, NIJ funded two studies about how parole officers in California used GPS technology to monitor high-risk gang and high-risk sex offenders. The research showed how GPS supervision might affect parole compliance and recidivism.

The sex offender population who received…

Where Do Repeat Drunk Drivers Live? There’s a Map for That

Posting addresses or maps showing where convicted sex offenders live has become a common practice on law enforcement websites.

Now, a police department in Wisconsin is taking a similar approach with repeat drunk drivers. The Janseville Police Department’s Project Sober Streets includes a map that shows where repeat DUI offenders live. Users can click on a pinpoint on the map to see t…

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