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Library Resources for CJ352

Unit 5: Discussion Topic

Topic: Remote-Location Monitoring

Bagaric, Hunter, and Wolf (2018) argue that the use of technology they suggest could result in closing up to 95% of prisons in America. These include electronic monitoring of offenders’ locations, computer surveillance of offenders’ actions, and remote immobilization of offenders. On pages 123–130, they identify two possible criticisms they anticipate. Review these two criticisms and share your thoughts, based on the research presented in the article and other academic sources, on technology replacing brick-and-mortar prisons. In your discussion, define these three technologies and explain their ability to monitor offenders.

Below are suggested keywords to try on the SEARCH page of this guide and in any of the suggested databases below.

  • electronic monitoring devices correctional system
  • correctional system electronic surveillance
  • remote immobilzation of offenders
  • remote-location monitoring 

Suggested Library Databases

Finding Journal Articles and other Publications

To search for reputable journal articles, search ProQuest Criminal Justice, a subset of ProQuest Central that focuses just on the law enforcement-related journals provided by ProQuest. This helps focus your research and cuts out publication types unlikely to have good info on this topic like newspapers.

Finding Audio/Visual Materials 

Looking for more than just articles? Alexander Street Video and Films on Demand offer great visual material.