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Electronic Monitoring of Nonviolent Convicted Felons: An Experiment in Home Detention in Marion County, Indiana, 1986-1988

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data and event/transaction data
Creator
  • Baumer, Terry L.
  • Mendelsohn, Robert I.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1991-10-23
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
alternatives to institutionalization; criminal histories; criminal justice system; electronic monitoring; felony offenses; house arrest; misdemeanor offenses; offenders; program evaluation; supervised liberty
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the study was to provide information about home detention monitoring systems and to evaluate their effectiveness. The principal investigators sought to determine (1) whether electronic monitoring systems relieved some of the burdens associated with manual monitoring of home detention, such as making telephone calls and field visits, (2) how home detention affected the lifestyles of offenders, (3) whether the methods of monitoring influenced offender behavior during the program, (4) how electronic monitoring differed from manual monitoring in terms of supervision of the offenders, (5) how offenders reacted to electronic monitoring, (6) how offenders' families reacted to electronic monitoring, and (7) whether the method of monitoring influenced the probability of an arrest or subsequent contact with the criminal justice system after release from the program. Part 1 contains demographic information, such as age, race, marital status, number of children, living arrangements, employment, and education for each offender. Also included is information on the offense leading to the current case, including numbers and types of charges and convictions for both felonies and misdemeanors, recommendations and judicial disposition for the current case, and information on the criminal history of the offender. Part 2 contains data from the intake interview with the offender, such as information on the offender's family, living arrangements, education, employment, past alcohol and drug use, and expectations for the home detention program and monitoring procedures. Part 3 contains information collected in the exit interview and is similar in content to Part 2. Part 4 contains information on the program delivery (type of release from the program, violations of the program, results of tests for alcohol and drug use, errand time, payment, contacts with offenders, and the characteristics and results of the contacts with electronically monitored offenders). Part 5 is a check of criminal histories of offenders for at least one year after their release from the program.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Basic Offender and Offense Data
    • DS2: Offender Intake Interview
    • DS3: Offender Exit Interview
    • DS4: Program Delivery Information
    • DS5: Criminal Histories
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-11 / 1988-12
    Time period: 1986-11--1988-12
  • 1986-11 / 1989-12
    Collection date: 1986-11--1989-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Indiana
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Offenders on probation in Marion County, Indiana.
Sampling
This study employed a randomized field experiment design in which 154 offenders participated in a program of home detention as a condition of their probation. Offenders eligible for the experiment were those who had been charged with nonviolent suspendable felonies or misdemeanors, had a median length of sentence of 180 days, were clients of the Marion County Community Corrections Agency, had suspended sentences assigned to home detention as a condition of probation, and had a telephone. The 154 offenders were randomly assigned to one of two methods of monitoring: half were monitored manually through a system of telephone calls and field contacts, and half were monitored electronically with a "programmed" system of contacts.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0041).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9587 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09587.v1
Publications
  • Baumer, Terry L., Maxfield, Michael G., Mendelsohn, Robert I.. A comparative analysis of three electronically monitored home detention programs. Justice Quarterly.10, (1), 121-142.1993.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418829300091731 (DOI)
  • Maxfield, Michael G., Baumer, Terry L.. Pretrial Home Detention With Electronic Monitoring: A Nonexperimental Salvage Evaluation. Evaluation Review.16, (3), 315-332.1992.
    • ID: 10.1177/0193841X9201600306 (DOI)
  • Maxfield, Michael G., Baumer, Terry L.. Evaluation of Pretrial Home Detention With Electronic Monitoring. Brief Summary.NCJ 133526, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/133526NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Maxfield, Michael G., Baumer, Terry L.. Evaluation of Pretrial Home Detention With Electronic Monitoring, Final Report. NCJ 142243, Washington, DC: Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs [producer], United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice [distrib. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142243NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Baumer, Terry L., Mendelsohn, Robert I., Rhine, Carl. The Electronic Monitoring of Non-Violent Convicted Felons: An Experiment in Home Detention, Executive Summary. NCJ 123614, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1990.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/123614NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Baumer, Terry L., Mendelsohn, Robert I., Rhine, Carl. The Electronic Monitoring of Non-Violent Convicted Felons: An Experiment in Home Detention, Final Report. NCJ 125653, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1990.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/125653NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Maxfield, Michael G., Baumer, Terry L.. Home detention with electronic monitoring: Comparing pretrial and postconviction programs. Crime and Delinquency.36, (4), 521-536.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128790036004006 (DOI)
  • Baumer, Terry L., Mendelsohn, Robert I.. Correctional Goals and Home Detention: A Preliminary Empirical Assessment. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.. 1988.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Baumer, Terry L.; Mendelsohn, Robert I. (1991): Electronic Monitoring of Nonviolent Convicted Felons: An Experiment in Home Detention in Marion County, Indiana, 1986-1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09587