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Laws 2015, 4(1), 60-81; doi:10.3390/laws4010060

The Electronic Monitoring Paradigm: A Proposal for Transforming Criminal Justice in the USA

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, University of Minnesota, 330 Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Academic Editor: Robert Johnson
Received: 2 October 2014 / Revised: 9 December 2014 / Accepted: 19 January 2015 / Published: 27 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rough Justice: Penal Sanctions, Human Dignity, and Human Rights)
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This article proposes a change in public policy that promises to greatly reduce major crime in the United States, protect society, eliminate prison overcrowding, and save taxpayer dollars. This policy would employ electronic monitoring (EM) technology in a way that discourages individuals who might otherwise be tempted to commit crimes. The approach is arguably more effective, efficient, humane and ethical than any alternative strategy and potentially could revolutionize law enforcement and the American criminal justice system. View Full-Text
Keywords: crime; policy; corrections; law; electronic monitoring; cost-benefit; criminal justice crime; policy; corrections; law; electronic monitoring; cost-benefit; criminal justice
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Yeh, S.S. The Electronic Monitoring Paradigm: A Proposal for Transforming Criminal Justice in the USA. Laws 2015, 4, 60-81.

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