Sunday, March 3, 2013

CA - Sex Offenders Monitored by GPS Found to Commit Fewer Crimes (DUH!!!!!)

Original Article

Did you really have to do a study to determine this? Any half-dead human being could have told you this. Guess this is what happens when the government thinks we are all brain dead zombies who cannot comprehend anything. Of course they have a lower recidivism rate, that is obvious, but ex-sex offenders already have one of the lowest recidivism rates out there. This is just pure nonsense! How can you disprove this?

By Philip Bulman

An NIJ-sponsored research project examines the impact that GPS monitoring has on the recidivism rates of sex offenders in California.

A study of California high-risk sex offenders on parole found that those placed on GPS monitoring had significantly lower recidivism rates than those who received traditional supervision.

Researchers examined the effectiveness of using GPS to monitor high-risk sex offenders placed on parole in California. The NIJ-sponsored study included 516 high-risk parolees who had been released from prison between January 2006 and March 2009. Half of the parolees wore GPS monitoring devices in addition to receiving traditional parole supervision, which involves regular contact by parole agents and weekly sex-offender treatment classes ("GPS group"); the other half received only traditional parole supervision ("traditional group"). Researchers tracked each parolee for one year following his initial parole date.

See "Using GPS to Monitor Sex Offenders"

The study involved:
  • An outcome evaluation to assess both the cost of the GPS program and its effectiveness in reducing the criminal behavior of high-risk sex offender parolees.
  • A process evaluation to assess the program's design and implementation.

The researchers collected information from the state's data management system and examined official arrest records, parole supervision records, GPS monitoring data and state cost information. In addition, they conducted a survey of roughly 1,000 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) parole officers. The survey included questions about the GPS monitoring system, caseloads, program staffing and screening of high-risk sex offender parolees.



5 comments :

the truth101 said...

Wow. Next thing you know they will be telling us that people who eat less junk food weigh less.

kikipt said...

My problem with this article is their failure to clarify what is meant by a repeat offense. They mention false positives, but do not say if these are included as "re-offenses" or not, and they do not say exactly what constitutes new offenses by the non-GPS group. Since we all know that parole offenses can be almost anything, and most of these have nothing whatsoever to do with the original "offense", it is not reasonable to classify them all as "recidivism." Why are these articles and this "research" always so skewed?

NJ45143112 said...

You know, I just spent the last week in Las Vegas (after a very lengthy trial of proving that I was in no way a threat to life liberty or anything/one else...
Upon returning, people asked me if I had a "good time." First of all, it was a trade show so , no, I didn't. Second, I despise LV and just about everything about it (except for some of the shows which are probably the best part of the place)...
Given that I simply hate LV and would never willingly go there (not to mention that fact that all SO's are automatically deemed to be SVPs by the probation department), I still found it preferable in many ways to the outright stupidity exhibited by the California legislature. Or, if not stupidity, then irresponsible and callous!
As I see it, the truth behind this study has nothing to do with protecting society or anything noble. It is purely a PR move to try and get additional funding to promote political agendas...
Want to get more funding for political control? Show your idiot boss that the programs in place are actually working! I can't help but envision the governor of the state looking like the pointy-haired boss in Dilbert. Actually, he looks more like the CEO of the Dilbert company (bullet head and all)...
Power, stupidity and arrogance should never be the force behind any kind of legislation but there are in CA as much as they are in Congress...

Mark said...

YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING!!! HOW IN GOD'S NAME CAN YOU EVEN CONSIDER COMMITTING A CRIME WHEN YOU ARE LOCKED INTO A VERY SMALL PERIMETER OF MOVEMENT FOR GOD'S SAKE. BUT THESE ARE THE TYPE OF STORIES THAT GET PASSED AROUND AND DRANK LIKE IT IS THE NECTAR OF THE MEDIA TRUTH WHEN THESE STORIES ARE SO INCREDIBLY SKEWED.

Mark said...

In my 18 years in the "legal" business, I have learned the media operates on ratings, papers that can sell, who gets the story first. Secondarily, the agenda is to "teach," brainwash, re-tool the thinking processes of the masses, to generate and stir paranoia, fear, hate, hate. Shows like SVU; are they entertaining or do they really try to "teach" and brainwash dummy America with statements l;like "all pedophiles are liars, manipulators and so on. Are they all like this? Or shows like Criminal Minds; entertaining or do they really creep in the mind and brainwash those who repeatedly watch these shows not to mention the Dr. Phil's Ellen's and so forth kikipt.