Optimizing the Data Generated by GPS tracking of Offenders
Friday, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Moderated by: Joe Russo, Program Manager - Corrections (National Law Enforcement & Corrections Technology Center)
For several years now probation and parole agencies have been using GPS-based technology to locate and track offenders in
the community. A series of high profile cases including the Jessica Lunsford case in Florida have prompted many states to
enact or propose legislation that mandates the use of GPS-based tracking of certain offenders, in some cases for life. As
a result of these new laws the number of offenders monitored in this manner is expected to grow by leaps and bounds. To date,
agencies utilizing this technology typically use only a fraction of the data generated, often limiting themselves to data
which indicates exclusion zone violations. A tremendous amount of potentially critical data remains unused. This panel will
focus on the data generated by GPS tracking systems and the many ways in which law enforcement and the criminal justice system
can capitalize on this data, including crime scene correlation, sex offender residence verification, and identifying patterns
of movement that may be precursors to criminal activity.
Friday, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Rengert (Temple University)
Date Created: January 28, 2008