INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER AMBASSADOR DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS – REGISTER & MONITOR SEX OFFENDERS BY GPS MONITORING!

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‘But this must be the way and process forward, that need to be followed by all emerging economies where new forms of terrorism, or crime is skyrocketing, especially sexual crimes which is terror in itself!

And more disgraceful when the offender is allowed to marry their victims which is purely barbaric and pariah!’

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INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER AMBASSADOR DR JACOB GEORGE SAYS – REGISTER & MONITOR SEX OFFENDERS BY GPS MONITORING!

Should sex offenders be monitored post crime and sentence?

This question raises other pertinent questions revolving around all forms of sexual crimes and what is adequate and reasonable to prevent a reoccurring of that heinous crime on others!

As such, I am excited about a study of California conducted on high-risk sex offenders on parole.

The study becomes more relevant in the current debate on a recent controversy emerging from a sexual episode in Canada whether a convicted sex offender who had served his sentence overseas be monitored upon return to Malaysia?

Very interesting study that was in California!

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.

I am advised by officials involved in the program that the study involved:

1. 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.

2. A process evaluation to assess the program’s design and implementation.

3. Where 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.

The researchers found that parolees in the traditional group — those not placed on GPS monitoring — committed new crimes and had their parole revoked more often than did parolees in the GPS group.

In addition, the traditional group returned to custody at a rate 38 percent higher than the GPS group.

The cost analysis showed that in California, monitoring parolees using GPS costs approximately $35.96 a day per person (RM144.00), while the cost of traditional supervision is about $27.45 a day (RM112.00).

The GPS program is more expensive but more effective.

Although the GPS program costs $8.51 more per day than traditional supervision, the GPS approach produced a decrease of 12 percentage points in arrests for any offense (from approximately 26 percent to 14 percent).

In addition, offenders who were monitored using GPS complied with the terms of their parole at higher rates than did offenders on traditional parole.

The cost of California’s GPS monitoring is also certainly lower than the cost of moving parolees to “indefinite civil commitment,” which entails sending sex offenders whose prison sentences are over, but who are believed to be too dangerous to release into the community, directly from confinement in prison to confinement in dedicated institutions.

Such civil confinement programs can cost an average of more than $100,000 a year per person (RM400,000.00) because of the programming that must be provided.

But this must be the way and process forward, that need to be followed by all emerging economies where new forms of terrorism, or crime is skyrocketing, especially sexual crimes which is terror in itself!

And more disgraceful when the offender is allowed to marry their victims which is purely barbaric and pariah!

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