Course Description
The use of electronic equipment to monitor offenders in home detention has become commonplace in most criminal justice agencies across the nation. Except for limited training offered by vendors, correctional and law enforcement employees often receive no expert training on how to operate a home detention (radio frequency) program. This course will help students obtain a basic understanding of the equipment, help them understand the alerts that a system should generate, develop appropriate response protocols and show the importance of evaluating the success of the program.

Learning Objectives

  • The student will be able to name the pioneers of the home detention technology.
  • The student will be able to identify the components of a home detention (RF) system and understand nomenclature used in the industry.
  • The student will be able to list ten alerts that are typically generated by a home detention system.
  • 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 list seven commonly overlooked costs associated with a home detention program.
  • The student will be able to discuss the limitations of an offender pay approach of funding a home detention program.