NIJ Audio: What Works in Offender Supervision

NIJ Conference Panel
June 2009

This panel will highlight findings from NIJ projects that evaluated strategies to enhance the supervision of offenders in the community. Researchers will discuss the effectiveness of fair, swift and certain sanctions for high-risk probationers in the Hawaii HOPE program. Panelists will also provide empirical evidence on the effectiveness of electronic monitoring — including the use of GPS tracking — for medium- and high-risk offenders on supervision and upon completion of their supervision sentence. The effect of reduced caseloads, combined with evidence-based practices on recidivism in three jurisdictions will also be discussed.


Marlene Beckman: Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Bill Bales: Associate Professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University

The Honorable Steven S. Alm, Judge: First Circuit Court, Honolulu, Hawaii

Angela Hawken: Assistant Professor of Economics and Policy Analysis, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

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