Course Description
The use of electronic equipment to track the location of offenders is utilized in nearly every state in the US and is expanding rapidly to international markets. Except for limited training offered by vendors, correctional and law enforcement employees often receive no expert training on how to operate a successful offender tracking program. While giving students a basic understanding of the technology, the course will teach students how to structure a program, select participants, develop appropriate response protocols and evaluate the success of the program.

Course Requirements
This class does not require previous class work. Students should be employed by a law enforcement or criminal justice agency. Some of the material discussed is not intended for the general public and should not be shared with offenders under electronic supervision.

Registration to the Electronic Monitoring Resource Center is recommended. Many additional readings can be found in the website’s knowledge base.

Active participation in the class is required. Students will be expected to post comments on a discussion forum.

Learning Objectives
  • The student will be able to identify the components of an electronic offender tracking system and define the nomenclature used for the types of tracking methodologies currently used.
  • The student will be able to list four critical responsibilities of an EM Program Manager.
  • The student will be able to recite two or more limitations of the technology and discuss how these limitations may impact the offender selection process.
  • The student will be able to draft an appropriate response protocol and understand the costs associated with an around-the-clock response commitment.
  • The student will be able to use the Electronic Monitoring Resource Center website and become familiar with other valuable tools related to offender tracking programs.